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Very rewarding and enlightening work.
Resource Specialist (Former Employee), Seattle, WAJuly 14, 2014
Pros: bus pass, ymca membership, stipend, education award at the end of term, and full ebt benefits.
Cons: americorps insurance, low pay
A typical day at work would be showing up at the service site I'm contracted with, working with the demographic of young people in various ways such as, helping them create resumes, find jobs, assissting with mock interviews, motivating them to use the tools given to better support themselves and what they are passionate about in life.
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Americorps-STL ERT
St. Louis, Emergency Response Team Member (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJuly 14, 2014
Pros: community development, team, emergency response
Cons: time away from home, fatigue, climate change
I absolutely loved my experience with Americops-STL ERT because there was no typical day. In the span of one year I volunteered over 1700 hours and was granted the opportunity to respond to a plethora of community needs. Not only did I respond to natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy--during which I helped dispatch home restoration--I was also able – more... to maintain state parks and trails through maintenance. One of my favorite adventures was responding to wildfires because it was interesting to see how fire could damage natural forests, but also how it led to their restoration and development. Ultimately, I enjoyed Americorps-STL because it gave me an opportunity to implement restorative practices during times of high need. Though there were moments of devastation and emotional and physical exhaustion, I felt as though I was working toward a greater purpose. – less
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AmeriCorps rules
AmeriCorps member (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKJuly 14, 2014
Great job. If you want to make a difference, this is the job for you.
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AmeriCorps works
Corps Member / Assistant Team Leader (Former Employee), Denver, COJuly 14, 2014
Joining AmeriCorps was the best decision I ever made. I learned many skills in a short amount of time.
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Providing services to the communities
VISTA (Former Employee), Port Huron, MIJuly 11, 2014
Pros: living allownace
Cons: educational award
Providing services to help individuals reach self suffiency. Networking with different corporations to provide resources to the public. Recruiting others to attend meetings, workshops, scenarios and community events used to be the hardest part of the job. Attending community fairs, job fairs, community planning as vendors was the most enjoyable part – more... of the job. – less
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Learning environment that encouraged team work
Service Learning Initiator (Former Employee), Vicksburg, MSJuly 11, 2014
Team-based and administrative work environment that was a full time position.
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awesome non-profit organization
AmeriCorps Team Leader (Former Employee), San Francisco, CAJuly 9, 2014
AmeriCorps Jumpstart was such an amazing organization to work with. They help me grow professionally and personally. They taught me leadership and communication skills.
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Great experience
South Texas Youth Development Council (Former Employee), KingsvilleJuly 6, 2014
Great place to experience the culture and involvement of the local community.
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Valuble experance
Computer lab Assistant (Former Employee), Tacoma, WAJuly 3, 2014
Pros: great team
Cons: money fell short of needs
Most my days were assisting the Office Essentials Class staff with teaching Microsoft Office 2003, grading tests and assisting students. I was supported as guided to learn the skills needed. There was a great team and team leader. I grew as the program grew.
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Volunteering with a purpose
Literacy Tutor (Former Employee), Granite Falls, WAJuly 3, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: heartache watching student struggle
Assignment was to help at risk students become more proficient readers.I would instruct several small groups of students throughout the day targeting fluency, vocabulary and word structure to improve comprehension. Management was a very hands off approach, more of an observer. The team was comprised of two other volunteers like myself and we worked – more... very well together. Hardest part was watching students struggle, the most enjoyable was watching them succeed. – less
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Great job Oppourtunity
Drop Out Prevention Coordinator (Former Employee), DuBois, PAJuly 1, 2014
Pros: education scholarship
Cons: non applicable trainings to work requirements
I enjoyed my time serving through AmeriCorps!
My job was personally rewarding.
Great to add to your resume because it is a well know organization.
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Enjoyed working with a non-profit organization
Resident Service Coordinator (Former Employee), El Mirage, AZJuly 1, 2014
Pros: the community
Cons: unpaid
I loved bridging the gap between the local community and the organization, as well as helping kids gain an appreciation for education.
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Helpful but disorganized
ETSU Student Newspaper (Former Employee), TNJune 30, 2014
While working as an Americorps VISTA, I was spread pretty thin and often times asked to perform tasks where I felt I could have been better utilized in a different position. That said, I felt that I was occasionally able to do meaningful work that was relevant to my career goals.
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They were very fair
Parental Involvement Coordinator and Tutor (Former Employee), Battle Mountain, NVJune 29, 2014
A good way to get training and work in places all over America
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Great meaningful place!
Crew Leader (Former Employee), Detroit, MIJune 28, 2014
Pros: see above
Cons: nothing really. i enjoyed my service.
It is more for those who just got out of college and looking for a meaningful position. My AmeriCorps experience was working for Habitat for Humanity Detroit. Great people with great coordination as well to me. Management was on your side. Co-workers were very friendly and nice. Hardest thing was building the house. The most enjoyable thing was having – more... others help you build that house. – less
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Empowering experience!
Mentoring Coordinator (Former Employee), Pine City, MNJune 20, 2014
I loved connecting with my community. I learned so much in Americorps.
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Okay, but can not make a living off of stipend
Office Assistant/Volunteer (Current Employee), Institute, WVJune 16, 2014
Pros: ed award
Cons: paying taxes on ed award
Must be willing to make AmeriCorps your life...everything revolves around them
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Great Volunteer Opportunity
Assistant (Former Employee), Lake Village, ARJune 14, 2014
AmeriCorp was a great volunteer opportunity and I had a chance to really meet some great people. I also had an opportunity to be exposed to the medical field because of where I was placed.
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Lots of work, not much pay
MODERNIZATION REP (Current Employee), Clintwood, VaJune 14, 2014
No communication from management to worker, not much pay, averaged out, less than minimum wage, so much responsibility and not enough resources. Can never advance
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Still learning
Site Supervisor (Current Employee), Far Rockaway, NYJune 10, 2014
Pros: everyone is giving their all.
Cons: usually get oneside of story.
Organization is still trying to get the kinks out of the plan for the Rockaways.