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AmeriCorps Member: Disaster Preparedness Advocate (Blacksburg, VA)

compensation: $281/month living stipend (before taxes); $2,150 AmeriCorps Education Award (upon successful completion of service term)

part-time
non-profit organization

This AmeriCorps Member will serve with the American Red Cross on its Disaster Preparedness and Response programs. The Advocate will schedule and facilitate disaster preparedness outreach programs for regional schools, civic organizations, and community groups.

He or she will implement volunteer recruitment strategies in the New River and Roanoke Valleys. Additionally, the Advocate will participate in training related to disaster preparedness and response.

This position is part of the new AmeriCorps Network at a Virginia Tech department, VT Engage: The Community Learning Collaborative, which is partnering with the Red Cross on this initiative. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Work Schedule/Important Dates
-675 hours/~13 hours weekly
-Start Date: 9/1/14
-End Date: 9/14/15

Other Information
-There are four (4) Disaster Preparedness Advocate positions.
-To find out more about this position: http://www.engage.vt.edu/americorps/.

Qualifications
-Commit to serve full year (September 1, 2014 -- September 1, 2015.)
-Successfully serve in the position and serve all required hours for position.
-Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
-Must be 17 years of age at the start date of service.
-Have a valid Driver's License & pass driving screening.
-Pass required criminal background checks.

About AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Since the program's founding in 1994, more than 800,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.
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