AmeriCorps Member Positions

AC-and-Employers-for-NSChange communities and lives by becoming a Civic Works AmeriCorps member.

What is an AmeriCorps member?

Civic Works AmeriCorps members spend one year or one summer serving Baltimore’s communities. In return, they receive a stipend, training, and an education award that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans.

Our AmeriCorps members tutor students, grow food, create community gardens, repair homes, provide energy education, and more. They represent a diverse range of ages and backgrounds.

Who is eligible to join AmeriCorps?

In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be:
• At least 17 years old;
• A U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident alien; and
• Able to pass a drug test and sex offender registry check

Open Positions

AmeriCorps Mobile Farmer's Market Assistants

Estimated Start and End Date: April 4, 2017– Sept. 26, 2017

AmeriCorps Service Term: 900 Hours

Position Summary:

Real Food Farm is hiring five Mobile Farmer’s Market Assistants for the 2017 season. Mobile Farmer’s Market Assistants serve as the primary sales and delivery team for the farm. Assistants order produce, promote and run markets, and help with data tracking. Becoming a Mobile Farmer’s Market Assistant is a great way to learning about farming and food systems.

The Mobile Farmer’s Market Assistant position requires 40 hours per week during the length of their term.

Click here for full description and application directions.

AmeriCorps Community Cooking Educator

Estimated Start and End Date:  April 4, 2017– Sept. 26, 2017

AmeriCorps Service Term: 450 Hours

Position Summary:

Real Food Farm is hiring two Community Cooking Educators for the 2017 season. Community Cooking Educators plan and lead cooking demonstrations throughout Baltimore. The goal of cooking demonstrations is to share easy and healthy ways to prepare and enjoy seasonal produce. Becoming a Community Cooking Educator is a great way to grow your skills as a chef and comfort level with public speaking!

The Community Cooking Educator position requires 25 hours per week during the length of their term.

Click here for full description and application directions.

Mission Thrive Summer Crew Leader

Estimated Start and End Date:

June 12, 2017 – August 4, 2017

 

Position Summary:

 

We are seeking four vibrant, dedicated Crew Leaders to assist with creating a transformative experience for our participants. We hold high expectations for our teen participants in order to foster their potential and expect our Crew Leaders to be strong role models and mentors that promote healthy living and positive work ethic which are core parts of the program’s focus. Crew Leaders must be fully invested in the program for eight weeks (five weeks of the Mission Thrive Summer program in addition to two weeks of training prior and one week of wrap up after) and possess an enthusiasm for working with teens. While our program focuses on nutrition, cooking skills, agriculture, fitness and mindfulness, we do not require that Crew Leaders are experts in all realms, only that candidates are open to learning and engaging along with the participants. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Organization and Program Description:

 

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.

Civic Works’ Real Food Farm is a fruit and vegetable farm in Northeast Baltimore. We work at our home farm in Clifton Park and at our Perlman Place farm and community garden. We grow over 10 tons of fruits and vegetables to sell in East and West Baltimore every year. We also value sharing knowledge and skills about how to eat and grow good food.

 

Member Service Activities:

 

The Mission Thrive Crew Leaders will be tasked to:

  • lead a small crew of teen participants throughout the five week program
  • direct and assist participants with farming tasks, including planting, weeding, and harvesting
  • direct and assist participants with cooking tasks, including healthy meal preparation and clean up
  • co-lead mini-lessons about the food system, nutrition, justice, resume writing, interviewing skills, and communication
  • lead and enthusiastically participate in team building games with participants
  • assist with preparing/setting up and cleaning up breakfast and lunch daily
  • assist participants with planning an end-of summer community health expo and final cooking battle
  • assist staff in upholding behavioral standards and provide input on participant evaluations
  • participate in city-wide field trips with the entire group

 

Desired Skills and Education:

 

  •       High school diploma or GED
  •       Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  •       Previous experience working with teenagers, formally or informally
  •       Ability to serve independently and collaboratively
  •       Ability to serve outside performing physical labor in summer heat
  •       Interest in leading and inspiring motivation among a group of teens
  •       Be dependable, organized, flexible, and have a sense of humor
  •       Be an excellent role model for community behavior and job performance standards
  •       Working towards an education, environmental/social/health science, nutrition, or culinary degree are preferred

 

Terms of Service:

 

This is an AmeriCorps position.  Crew Leaders are expected to serve 40 hours per week from June 12 –August 4. The AmeriCorps member will complete a 300 hour term over the course of the summer serving Baltimore’s communities. In return, the AmeriCorps member will receive skills training, a stipend of $250 biweekly and an education award of $1,230.69 that can be used for participating colleges, trade schools, or qualified student loan payments after completing 300 hours of service.  Surplus produce is available for all farm team members on a weekly basis. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be: at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident; and able to pass a drug test and sex offender registry check. As an AmeriCorps member, Crew Leaders cannot participate in political advocacy, religious instruction, clerical tasks, or fundraising while completing service hours.

For detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

To apply:
1)    Visit my.americorps.gov to login to create a myAmeriCorps account, search listings for Mission Thrive, and complete or submit your application.
2)    Send a cover letter and resume to missionthrive@tiih.org with a subject heading of “Crew Leader Application 2017”. Be sure to address one of the following prompts in your cover letter.
a.    Describe a specific experience you have had as a role model or how you were a positive influence in someone’s life.
b.    Describe the role of food, nutrition, fitness/yoga, mindfulness and/or health in your life.
c.    Describe how being a Mission Thrive Crew Leader fits in to your long term career goals.

Applications are accepted until March 24, 2017 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until four (4) positions have been filled.

NOTE: If you are invited for a formal interview, you will have up to 10 minutes to set-up and present a mini-lesson or activity on a Health topic of your choosing. Lessons should be intended for a high school audience. You may present your lesson in any manner you would like without the use of any technology. Personal interviews will directly follow the lesson presentation.

Baltimore Energy Challenge Energy Educator - 900 Hour

Estimated Start and End Date:  

02/2017-08/2017

 

Position Summary:

This is a public service position dedicated to meeting a critical need to educate Baltimore City residents, businesses and students about how to save energy in their homes, businesses and schools. The Energy Educator will serve as an AmeriCorps member, and is expected to finish the entire service term of 900 hours. The member will receive a living stipend biweekly, and a Segal education award after the service term is complete. Teams serve Monday-Friday with some additional evening and Saturday projects.

 

The Baltimore Energy Challenge (BEC) teaches low to no cost ways to save energy to Baltimore City residents, businesses and nonprofits through a grassroots effort in neighborhoods and schools. We ask everyone to sign a pledge committing to reduce their energy use through behavior change and for that, we thank them with a kit of energy saving products (LED light bulb, draft stoppers, toilet tank bank, LED nightlight and informational materials). The resources we provide along with consistent energy saving behavior on behalf of the participants have helped communities reduce their energy usage from 4-13%, and Baltimore City achieve its goal of 15% reduction in energy use by 2015.
Beginning late 2013, BEC introduced its Energy Efficiency Program to include installation of energy conservation equipment in the homes of Baltimore residents (i.e., programmable thermostats, energy-efficient light bulbs, water-saving fixtures, pipe wraps, etc.). The Baltimore Energy Challenge is a program of the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability in partnership with Civic Works, Inc. and the Baltimore Community Foundation. BEC’s current goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Baltimore City 15% by 2020. BEC will achieve this by completing 15,000 home energy upgrades by June 2017 with the help of AmeriCorps members serving in this position.

 

Organization and Program Description:

 

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.  Civic Works goals are to Build Brighter Futures through education and job training, grow Healthy Food and Green Communities, and create Safe and Affordable Housing.

 

Member Service Activities:

  • Assess and improve the comfort and safety of Baltimore City spaces while reducing energy usage.
  • Assist BEC staff to complete installation of energy efficiency equipment, including but not limited to energy-efficient lighting, water-saving fixtures, carbon monoxide detector, hot water heater wrap and pipe wraps, power-strips, and timer devices.
  • Conduct assessments of participants’ roofs and apply cool roof coatings.
  • Educate residents about low and no-cost energy saving measures and behavioral changes to achieve additional energy savings at home, school, and work.
  • Recruit, train, and lead Energy Captain volunteers to help spread our message and resources among the community.
    • Conduct high quality lessons and activities focused on energy conservation in a classroom setting.
  • Provide information for additional energy efficiency services and other related citywide resources.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets to track and analyze program effectiveness.
  • Assist in the development of energy efficiency lesson plans relevant to the BEC mission and school outreach goals.
  • Conduct direct outreach to recruit program partners and participants and educate the community.
  • Plan and conduct community information sessions and/or act as a liaison between BEC and partner programs.

-Assist with social media marketing and newsletter creation.

-Complete office and warehouse duties such as conducting inventory, preparing energy starter and home install kits on a regular basis, managing recycling, ensuring consistent stock of outreach documents distributed in homes and to the community.

 

Desired Skills and Education:

  • Committed to the mission of the Baltimore Energy Challenge and serving community members.
  • Physical ability to stoop, crawl, stand, bend, climb (including work on ladders of varying heights) and lift up to 50 pounds to perform work necessary for proper installation of energy saving equipment.
  • Ability to serve in varying conditions with exposure to any or all of the following: heat, cold, heights, dust, dirt, indoors, and outdoors and in all weather conditions.
  • Willingness to serve in all areas of the city.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Regular, reliable attendance.
  • Enthusiastic about interacting with Baltimore city residents.
  • Ability to serve with others using a team model and teamwork principles.
  • Knowledge of energy conservation practices.
  • Experience serving in low income communities.

 

Terms of Service:

 

This position is a 900 hour AmeriCorps term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, a biweekly stipend of $680 and an educational award of $2907.50 upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

  • Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create a myAmeriCorps account and search listings for Baltimore Energy Challenge. Complete and submit application to listing.
  • Send resume and cover letter to jobs@baltimoreenergychallenge.org

Baltimore Energy Challenge Energy Educator - 300 Hour

Estimated Start and End Date:  

02/2017-08/2017

 

Position Summary:

This is a public service position dedicated to meeting a critical need to educate Baltimore City residents, businesses and students about how to save energy in their homes, businesses and schools. The Energy Educator will serve as an AmeriCorps member, and is expected to finish the entire service term of 300 hours. The member will receive a living stipend biweekly, and a Segal education award after the service term is complete. Teams serve Monday-Friday with some additional evening and Saturday projects.

 

The Baltimore Energy Challenge (BEC) teaches low to no cost ways to save energy to Baltimore City residents, businesses and nonprofits through a grassroots effort in neighborhoods and schools. We ask everyone to sign a pledge committing to reduce their energy use through behavior change and for that, we thank them with a kit of energy saving products (LED light bulb, draft stoppers, toilet tank bank, LED nightlight and informational materials). The resources we provide along with consistent energy saving behavior on behalf of the participants have helped communities reduce their energy usage from 4-13%, and Baltimore City achieve its goal of 15% reduction in energy use by 2015.
Beginning late 2013, BEC introduced its Energy Efficiency Program to include installation of energy conservation equipment in the homes of Baltimore residents (i.e., programmable thermostats, energy-efficient light bulbs, water-saving fixtures, pipe wraps, etc.). The Baltimore Energy Challenge is a program of the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability in partnership with Civic Works, Inc. and the Baltimore Community Foundation. BEC’s current goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Baltimore City 15% by 2020. BEC will achieve this by completing 15,000 home energy upgrades by June 2017 with the help of AmeriCorps members serving in this position.

 

Organization and Program Description:

 

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.  Civic Works goals are to Build Brighter Futures through education and job training, grow Healthy Food and Green Communities, and create Safe and Affordable Housing.

 

Member Service Activities:

  • Assess and improve the comfort and safety of Baltimore City spaces while reducing energy usage.
  • Assist BEC staff to complete installation of energy efficiency equipment, including but not limited to energy-efficient lighting, water-saving fixtures, carbon monoxide detector, hot water heater wrap and pipe wraps, power-strips, and timer devices.
  • Conduct assessments of participants’ roofs and apply cool roof coatings.
  • Educate residents about low and no-cost energy saving measures and behavioral changes to achieve additional energy savings at home, school, and work.
  • Recruit, train, and lead Energy Captain volunteers to help spread our message and resources among the community.
    • Conduct high quality lessons and activities focused on energy conservation in a classroom setting.
  • Provide information for additional energy efficiency services and other related citywide resources.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets to track and analyze program effectiveness.
  • Assist in the development of energy efficiency lesson plans relevant to the BEC mission and school outreach goals.
  • Conduct direct outreach to recruit program partners and participants and educate the community.
  • Plan and conduct community information sessions and/or act as a liaison between BEC and partner programs.

-Assist with social media marketing and newsletter creation.

-Complete office and warehouse duties such as conducting inventory, preparing energy starter and home install kits on a regular basis, managing recycling, ensuring consistent stock of outreach documents distributed in homes and to the community.

 

Desired Skills and Education:

  • Committed to the mission of the Baltimore Energy Challenge and serving community members.
  • Physical ability to stoop, crawl, stand, bend, climb (including work on ladders of varying heights) and lift up to 50 pounds to perform work necessary for proper installation of energy saving equipment.
  • Ability to serve in varying conditions with exposure to any or all of the following: heat, cold, heights, dust, dirt, indoors, and outdoors and in all weather conditions.
  • Willingness to serve in all areas of the city.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Regular, reliable attendance.
  • Enthusiastic about interacting with Baltimore city residents.
  • Ability to serve with others using a team model and teamwork principles.
  • Knowledge of energy conservation practices.
  • Experience serving in low income communities.

 

Terms of Service:

 

This position is a 300 hour AmeriCorps term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, a biweekly stipend of $680 and an educational award of $1230.69 upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

  • Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create a myAmeriCorps account and search listings for Baltimore Energy Challenge. Complete and submit application to listing.
  • Send resume and cover letter to jobs@baltimoreenergychallenge.org

Cities for All Ages Construction Apprentice

Estimated Start and End Date:  2/6/17-3/31/17

 

Position Summary:
Cities for All Ages Construction Apprentice will assist the construction leader in performing home repair tasks for our elderly clients.  Such tasks as installing grab bars, railings, doorbells, and motion lights, as well as removing trip hazards are normal parts of the day. As part of these responsibilities, the member will learn how to use the appropriate tools and materials to finish these tasks.

 

Organization and Program Description:

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.

Cities for All Ages makes homes safer for older adults living in Baltimore City. Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, and injuries sustained from falls can prevent older adults from living at home and participating in family and community activities. We provide services to Baltimore senior citizens over the age of 65, including fall prevention information, safety repairs, referrals to supportive services, and occupational therapy.

 

Member Service Activities:

 

The tasks require standing, walking, lifting and carrying, as well as using small hand and power tools.  There are basic tasks needed, such as reading a tape measure and locating the particular materials needed. Members will need to identify specific fasteners needed and use them to mount/install the various items needed by our clients. They will use drills and screw guns to prepare holes for fasteners and drive them securely.  They will clean up sawdust and scraps and vacuum and wipe the areas clean.  They will need to drill into concrete and brick to mount railing posts and brackets.  They will learn to spray paint the rails as needed and maintain a neat work site.

 

Desired Skills and Education:

 

There is no previous training required.  We provide on-site training for the tools and materials used.  We also provide safety training and work to enhance math skills.

 

Terms of Service:

 

This position is a 300 hour AmeriCorps term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, a biweekly stipend of $680 and an educational award of $ 1,20.69 upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

 

  1. Visit my.americorps.gov to create a myAmeriCorps account and search listings for Cities for All Ages.
  • If you already have an account:

○     login

○     Go to search listings

○     Under program name write Cities for All Ages

○     Select position and click apply

  • New users:

○     select “apply” under login box

○     Follow steps to create a myAmeriCorps account and application

○     Go to search listings

○     Under program name type Cities for All Ages and click apply.

 

  1. Forward your Civic Works AmeriCorps Application, RESUME and COVER LETTER, which explains why you are interested in the position by replying to this posting to gfelser@civicworks.com. Hire date is February 1, 2017.

Baltimore Orchard Project Harvest Coordinator

Estimated Start and End Date:  04/18/2017- 09/30/2017

 

Position Summary: The Baltimore Orchard Project Harvest Coordinator will serve communities adjacent to Orchards throughout the Baltimore area to coordinate the harvesting and distribution of fruit throughout the growing season. They will also participate in organizing events to raise awareness of the local and sometimes “funky fruit” that is harvested.

 

Organization and Program Description: Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.

 

The Baltimore Orchard Project (BOP) is a program of Civic Works that strengthens Baltimore’s communities through planting and cultivating orchards, teaching citizens to be long-term stewards, and sharing the harvest.  BOP has 5 program areas: planting, stewardship, youth education, harvesting, and distribution.

 

Member Service Activities:

  • Coordinate and schedule all of BOP’s harvest events with established harvest partners
  • Perform outreach to find new harvest partnerships
  • Maintain and deepen relationships with BOP’s distribution partners
  • Apply Towson University’s research on food giveaways to create an intentional distribution system
  • Collaborate with members of the Civic Works’ Real Food Farm team to provide fruit for their CSA and Mobile Market program
  • Help keep and maintain records of events and amount of fruit harvested
  • Collaborate with the Community Organizer to involve community members in harvest events
  • Further integrate the “Funky Fruit Initiative” into harvest and distribution programs.
  • Collaborate with the Artist-in-Residence on Funky Fruit marketing
  • Contribute to the planning of events including: Mulberry Madness and Apple-anche
  • Participate in social media and blog writing to document and promote harvest events and BOP happenings
  • Participate in staff meetings, study sessions, and team wide collaborations
  • Contribute your strengths to further BOP’s vision of “Growing an Edible Baltimore.”

 

Desired Skills and Education:

  • Must be 17 years of age or older
  • Must have a car/truck and valid driver’s license (mileage is reimbursed)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident alien
  • Must pass a criminal and sex offender background check (no felony charges)
  • Must be able to serve independently and as part of a team
  • Must comply with AmeriCorps terms and refrain from Prohibited Activities (below) during service hours

 

Terms of Service:

This position is a 900 hour AmeriCorps term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, a biweekly stipend of $680 and an educational award of $2907.50 upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

 

1) Visit my.americorps.gov to login to create a My AmeriCorps account, search listings for Baltimore Orchard Project, and complete and submit your application.

 

2) Send a cover letter and resume to Eric Sargent at eric@baltimoreorchard.org by March 14th.

Community Lot Team Member (300 hrs of service)

Estimated Start and End Date:  

Start Date: May, 2017

End Date: July, 2017 (300 hrs of service)

 

Position Summary:

AmeriCorps Community Lot Team Members will transform vacant lots in neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City into communal green spaces and public gardens. Team members will learn how to properly use hand tools, power tools, and heavy equipment involved in landscaping. These individuals will serve with community members and help lead volunteer groups to conceptualize, create, and maintain green spaces. Team members will also participate in environmental education lessons, job skills training, and workforce development activities.

 

Organization and Program Description:

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.  The Community Lot Team transforms vacant and abandoned lots in Baltimore City into community gardens and green spaces. AmeriCorps members, community residents, local artists, and volunteer groups serve together to create and maintain thriving community spaces.

Member Service Activities:

 

  • Transform vacant lots in locations throughout Baltimore City into communal green spaces and public gardens.
  • Learn how to properly use power tools and heavy equipment responsibly and safely.

 

    • Learn basic and complex techniques involved in urban landscaping.

 

  • Serve with community members and lead volunteer groups to conceptualize, create, and maintain spaces.

 

    • Interact daily with a diverse team

 

  • Commit to serve as an AmeriCorps member for the entire term.
  • Serve Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (40 hours/week) for the length of the service term. Occasional weekend and evening hours required
  • Daily manual labor outdoors is required, rain or shine

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to serve closely with a partner and a team.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to serve 40 hours a week (Monday – Friday, and/or weekend service days with volunteer groups).
  • Ability to pass a drug test and agreement to have a criminal background check and National Sex Offender Registry Search completed.
  • Willingness to learn quickly and use your hands.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs and serve in difficult weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.

 

NOT NEEDED, BUT DESIRED:

  • A driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of basic landscaping and design techniques.
  • Experience serving in low-income communities.

 

Benefits:

  • $680 bi-weekly living stipend.
  • Education Award after completing entire 300 hr slot.
  • Loan Forbearance (Depending on lender, will not have to pay for student loans during duration of project).

Terms of Service:

This position is a 300 hour AmeriCorps service term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, professional development, a bi-weekly stipend of $680 and an educational award upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

 

  1. Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create an AmeriCorps account at my.americorps.gov and search listings for Community Lot Team. Create and submit an application to appropriate listing.
  2. E-mail resume and letter of interest to hkuttner@civicworks.com, or call Harry Kuttner at 312-504-0129
  3. Fill out an application on our website (https://civicworks.com/get-involved/americorps-member-positions/) or in person at our office located at 2701 St. Lo Drive Baltimore, MD 21213.

Community Lot Team Member (450 hrs of service)

Estimated Start and End Date:  

Start Date: May, 2017

End Date: August, 2017 (450 hrs of service)

 

Position Summary:

AmeriCorps Community Lot Team Members will transform vacant lots in neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City into communal green spaces and public gardens. Team members will learn how to properly use hand tools, power tools, and heavy equipment involved in landscaping. These individuals will serve with community members and help lead volunteer groups to conceptualize, create, and maintain green spaces. Team members will also participate in environmental education lessons, job skills training, and workforce development activities.

 

Organization and Program Description:

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.  The Community Lot Team transforms vacant and abandoned lots in Baltimore City into community gardens and green spaces. AmeriCorps members, community residents, local artists, and volunteer groups serve together to create and maintain thriving community spaces.

Member Service Activities:

 

  • Transform vacant lots in locations throughout Baltimore City into communal green spaces and public gardens.
  • Learn how to properly use power tools and heavy equipment responsibly and safely.

 

    • Learn basic and complex techniques involved in urban landscaping.

 

  • Serve with community members and lead volunteer groups to conceptualize, create, and maintain spaces.

 

    • Interact daily with a diverse team

 

  • Commit to serve as an AmeriCorps member for the entire term.
  • Serve Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (40 hours/week) for the length of the service term. Occasional weekend and evening hours required
  • Daily manual labor outdoors is required, rain or shine

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to serve closely with a partner and a team.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to serve 40 hours a week (Monday – Friday, and/or weekend service days with volunteer groups).
  • Ability to pass a drug test and agreement to have a criminal background check and National Sex Offender Registry Search completed.
  • Willingness to learn quickly and use your hands.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs and serve in difficult weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.

 

NOT NEEDED, BUT DESIRED:

  • A driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of basic landscaping and design techniques.
  • Experience serving in low-income communities.

 

Benefits:

  • $680 bi-weekly living stipend.
  • Education Award after completing entire 450 hr slot.
  • Loan Forbearance (Depending on lender, will not have to pay for student loans during duration of project).

Terms of Service:

This position is a 450 hour AmeriCorps service term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, professional development, a bi-weekly stipend of $680 and an educational award upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

 

  1. Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create an AmeriCorps account at my.americorps.gov and search listings for Community Lot Team. Create and submit an application to appropriate listing.
  2. E-mail resume and letter of interest to hkuttner@civicworks.com, or call Harry Kuttner at 312-504-0129

Fill out an application on our website (https://civicworks.com/get-involved/americorps-member-positions/) or in person at our office located at 2701 St. Lo Drive Baltimore, MD 21213.

Community Lot Team Member (900 hrs of service)

 

Estimated Start and End Date:  

Start Date: March, 2017

End Date: September, 2017 (900 hrs of service)

 

Position Summary:

AmeriCorps Community Lot Team Members will transform vacant lots in neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City into communal green spaces and public gardens. Team members will learn how to properly use hand tools, power tools, and heavy equipment involved in landscaping. These individuals will serve with community members and help lead volunteer groups to conceptualize, create, and maintain green spaces. Team members will also participate in environmental education lessons, job skills training, and workforce development activities.

 

Organization and Program Description:

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.  The Community Lot Team transforms vacant and abandoned lots in Baltimore City into community gardens and green spaces. AmeriCorps members, community residents, local artists, and volunteer groups serve together to create and maintain thriving community spaces.

Member Service Activities:

 

  • Transform vacant lots in locations throughout Baltimore City into communal green spaces and public gardens.
  • Learn how to properly use power tools and heavy equipment responsibly and safely.

 

    • Learn basic and complex techniques involved in urban landscaping.

 

  • Serve with community members and lead volunteer groups to conceptualize, create, and maintain spaces.

 

    • Interact daily with a diverse team

 

  • Commit to serve as an AmeriCorps member for the entire term.
  • Serve Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (40 hours/week) for the length of the service term. Occasional weekend and evening hours required
  • Daily manual labor outdoors is required, rain or shine

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to serve closely with a partner and a team.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to serve 40 hours a week (Monday – Friday, and/or weekend service days with volunteer groups).
  • Ability to pass a drug test and agreement to have a criminal background check and National Sex Offender Registry Search completed.
  • Willingness to learn quickly and use your hands.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs and work in difficult weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.

 

NOT NEEDED, BUT DESIRED:

  • A driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of basic landscaping and design techniques.
  • Experience serving in low-income communities.

 

Benefits:

  • $680 bi-weekly living stipend.
  • Education Award after completing entire 900 hr slot.
  • Loan Forbearance (Depending on lender, will not have to pay for student loans during duration of project).

Terms of Service:

This position is a 900 hour AmeriCorps service term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, professional development, a bi-weekly stipend of $680 and an educational award upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

How to Apply:

  1. Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create an AmeriCorps account at my.americorps.gov and search listings for Community Lot Team. Create and submit an application to appropriate listing.
  2. OR E-mail resume and letter of interest to hkuttner@civicworks.com, or call Harry Kuttner at 312-504-0129
  3. OR Fill out an application on our website (https://civicworks.com/get-involved/americorps-member-positions/) or in person at our office located at 2701 St. Lo Drive Baltimore, MD 21213.

Little Gunpowder Farm - Assistant Farmer

Estimated Start and End Date:  April 10, 2017 through end of September 2017

 

Position Summary:

The Assistant Farmer will serve with the Farm Manager on all projects related to field and greenhouse production to raise vegetables, herbs, flowers, eggs, and honey for markets, including the Community Supported Agriculture program, farmers markets, restaurants, and Real Food Farm’s Mobile Farmers Market.

 

Organization and Program Description:

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.  Civic Works goals are to Build Brighter Futures through education and job training, grow Healthy Food and Green Communities, and create Safe and Affordable Housing.

Little Gunpowder Farm serves residents of the Baltimore area by providing high-quality vegetables at an affordable price, while prioritizing environmental stewardship of the land. Little Gunpowder Farm fulfills Civic Works’ mission for community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programming.

Member Service Activities:

Specific responsibilities include: assisting in the harvesting and washing of produce; field preparation, planting, irrigation, weeding, cultivation, pest management, and tasks related to growing vegetables; assisting and/or managing farmers market stands; delivering produce to food hub and other markets;  helping maintain farm equipment and irrigation system.

 

Desired Skills and Education:

A candidate with at least one year organic vegetable production experience is desired.

Assistant Farmers must be able and willing to learn and carry out daily on-farm activities in order to grow food for the outlets stated above. Member must be able to lift and carry crates of produce repeatedly, as well as set up and manage farmers market stand in order to serve members of low-income communities.

Candidate must be able to serve outside performing manual labor under varying weather conditions. They must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly. Valid driver’s license required, as Assistant Farmer will need to drive the farm truck. Computer proficiency, marketing experience, customer service skills, familiarity with caring for chickens, and beekeeping are also a plus.

Terms of Service:

This position is a 900 hour AmeriCorps term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, a bi-weekly stipend of $680 and an educational award of $2907.50 upon successful completion of service. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

How to Apply:

  1. Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create an AmeriCorps account and search listings for Little Gunpowder Farm. Create and submit an application to appropriate listing.
    2. E-mail resume and letter of interest to Christy Ottinger at cottinger@civicworks.com.
    3. Complete an application on our website civicworks.com or in person at our office located at 2701 St. Lo Drive Baltimore, MD 21213.

Real Food Farm Grounds Crew

Estimated Start and End Date: February 27, 2017 – August 24, 2017

Position Summary:

Real Food Farm is excited to announce two Grounds Crew positions for the 2017 season. Members will serve with the farm managers and crew leaders, helping with all daily landscaping and greening work at the Clifton Park and Perlman Place Farms. This includes keeping the grass, paths, and rain gardens clean and attractive, caring for trees, shrubs, and flowers, and managing and leading volunteers.  Joining the Grounds Crew at Real Food Farm is a great way to learn more about small farms and gain employable skills in plant, landscape, and tool care. Grounds Crew members will be able to participate in a structured training program to take their skills and knowledge to the next level.

The Grounds Crew member is expected to serve 25 hours per week during the length of their term.

Organization and Program Description:

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.

Civic Works’ Real Food Farm is a fruit and vegetable farm in Northeast Baltimore featuring two locations at Clifton Park and Perlman Place farm and community garden. We grow over 10 tons of fruits and vegetables to sell in East and West Baltimore every year. We also value sharing knowledge and skills about how to eat and grow good food.

Member Service Activities:

Ground Crew duties include:

  • Maintain grounds, paths, parking areas, walkways, and equipment.
  • Mow lawns, weed whack, and manage gardens, trees, and ornamental plants
  • Coordinate trash and recycling for the farms and address unwanted dumping
  • Help with volunteer projects
  • Coordinate larger projects with production team
  • Make sure that equipment, tools, supplies, and vehicles are properly used, maintained, and stored
  • Complete assigned tasks within 24-48 hours

The Grounds Crew must bring a good attitude and help out with:

  • Cleaning up the farm, cooler, and office
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Help plan and attend farm events
  • Teach other team members new skills by sharing your knowledge

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for more experience in the farm or landscape business. Grounds crew members will:

  • Attend organic farming classes
  • Attend field trips to classes and farm tours in Maryland
  • Help with planning planting and landscaping

Desired Skills and Education:

  • Be interested in landscaping, greening, farming, and/or the environment.
  • Have a driver’s license OR be willing to get one.
  • Be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Be willing to serve in all weather: rain, heat, wind, and cold.
  • Be willing to start serving at or before 7:00 am.
  • Be willing to learn, teach, and share with your co-workers and community.

Terms of Service:

This position is a 450 hour AmeriCorps term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, a bi-weekly stipend of $425 and an education award of $1,538.36 upon successful completion of service. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

How to Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resume, OR a completed Civic Works application to farmer.clifton@civicworks.com with “Grounds Crew” in the subject line. Paper applications can be sent to Bryan Alexander, Real Food Farm, 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213.
  • Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create a myAmeriCorps account and search listings for “Real Food Farm.” Complete and submit application to listing. If you have any problems using the website at all, please come to 2701 Saint Lo Dr, Baltimore, MD or call 443-531- 8346 for assistance.
  • Applications are due by midnight on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Interviews will take place in January and February. The start date for this position is on or before February 27.

Cities For all Ages - Construction Apprentice

About Civic Works, Inc.

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programs.

Civic Works’ AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens, help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, make homes safer for older adults, and recruit volunteers. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green job industries.

About Cities For all Ages

Civic Works’ Cities for All Ages (CAA) program strives to ensure that older adults live healthy and successful lives within their Baltimore communities. Free services are offered to adults, ages 65 and older, living in Baltimore City. These services include Home Repair, Home Safety Modifications, Occupational Therapy, Case Management, Community Outreach and Education, and Information and Referral. According to AARP, the Census Bureau estimates that close to 8 million people in the United States will be over the age of 85 by 2020. One of the most common problems facing older adults is living in a home that no longer matches their needs and abilities. By assessing home safety risks, addressing fall hazards, installing rails, and improving lighting conditions, CAA helps prevent accidents at home. While improving the home environment, the CAA team can also evaluate additional potential needs of seniors, including occupational therapy. CAA’s occupational therapists can adapt environments, modify tasks, and teach new skills, all of which help seniors improve their ability to perform daily activities. CAA also provides older adults with free resources that help save money on energy costs, such as energy-saving light bulbs, low flow water faucets and more. Additional information is available through the program to help connect seniors with benefits and services around the city.

Cities For All Ages AmeriCorps members

AmeriCorps Construction Apprentices, ages 17-24, assist in minor home repairs and home safety modifications for older adult’s homes in Baltimore City alongside a skilled construction supervisor. Construction Apprentices will learn basic carpentry skills, minor home repairs, general job skills, and how to help seniors age in place within their community. Opportunities will be provided to AmeriCorps members to present the knowledge they’ve gained throughout Baltimore.  Apprentices will receive a stipend during their term and an education award at the completion of their term.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have good communication skills and be reliable.
  • Previous experience is a plus but eagerness to learn is required as the program will train in basic carpentry skills.
  • Applicants must have or be working towards a high school diploma or GED
  • Applicants must be able to make it to our office in Clifton Park every morning.

Position Requirements

  • Must comply with AmeriCorps terms
  • Must commit to complete service term
  • Must be 17 years of age or older
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident alien
  • Must pass a criminal and sex offender background check (no felony charges)

Benefits

Biweekly modest living stipend depending on service term.  Eligibility to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,222.22- $1,527.78 based on completion of 300 or 450 hours of service, respectively. The Education Award can be applied to current or future college tuition, or student loan repayment, depending on the school or lender.

Prohibited Activities*

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities:

  • Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy.  They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way.  They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.
  • Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction.  They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.
  • Abortion Referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.
  • Clerical Service: AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project.  They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.
  • Fund Raising: AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fund raising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

How to Apply

First, apply for the position through AmeriCorps by visiting my.americorps.gov to login or create a “my AmeriCorps” account and search listings for “Cities” or “Civic Works”.

Next, send a 1) letter of interest and 2) a resume or completed application to Lauren Avarella, Civic Works’ Cities for All Ages, 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213 or via email to laverella@civicworks.com with “Construction Apprentice” in the subject line.

If you have any questions about Cities for All Ages or the position, please contact Lauren at laverella@civicworks.com or call 410-366-8533.

REACH! Advocate

About Civic Works, Inc:

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programs.

Civic Works AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens, help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, and make homes safer for older adults. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green job industries.

About REACH! Partnership:

REACH! Partnership is an innovative, college-focused transformation school for Baltimore City middle and high school students operated by Civic Works. The school is unique in its ability to effectively partner with not only educators, but also with businesses, corporations and community groups to create authentic learning opportunities for its student body. In addition to providing an academically rigorous curriculum, REACH! Partnership provides students with opportunities to learn marketable skills in construction and health care professions. Key partners include Johns Hopkins Health Systems, Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Metro Chapter (ABC), Coldstream Homestead Montebello Community (CHM) and Baltimore City Community College.

Civic Works’ AmeriCorps members serve as advocates at REACH! supporting student success and a positive learning experience.

REACH! Advocate Position Description:

AmeriCorps Advocates at REACH! Partnership will commit to a term of 300, 450, or 900 hours for the duration of school year. Positions are part-time, and Advocates will have the opportunity to choose between morning, afternoon, or evening shifts. During the completion of the term, Advocates will support students in the classroom, as well as their extracurricular activities, participate in activities throughout the school, provide support to teachers and administrators in the building, and serve as mentors and role models to students at REACH! Partnership. Civic Works staff will provide opportunities for ongoing training and professional development, as well as other service activities that will allow Advocates to have an overall positive impact on the Baltimore Community.

Responsibilities:

-Support students and teachers in a classroom setting

-Support student success academically

-Serve as a student mediator; execute conflict resolution skills

-Serve as a student mentor

-Support in planning and execution of school-wide events

-Maintain required training certifications, including CPR/First Aid and Conflict Resolution

-Participate in school based and organization wide service projects

Requirements:

-Must be 18 years of age or older

-Must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident

-Must pass a criminal and sex offender background check, and able to pass a drug screening

-Ability to follow instructions and work cooperatively with other Team Members, Staff and Administrators

-Completion of at least two semesters of college coursework, and an interest in education, human services, social work, business, or any other similar major, preferred.

-Must be able to use and have access to the internet

-Ability to work independently and with a team

-Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and be self-motivated

Benefits:

Biweekly living allowance of $212 to $602.08. Eligibility to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,222, $1,527.78, or 2,887.50 for 300, 450, or 900 hours of service, respectively. The Education Award can be applied to current college tuition or student loan repayment depending on the school or institution. Each member will become certified in CPR/First Aid, receive graduate support services, as well as leadership and team building training opportunities.

Prohibited Activities*

Political Advocacy: Americorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

Religious Instruction: Americorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit Americorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

Abortion referrals: Americorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

Clerical Service: Americorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

Fund Raising: Americorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fund raising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

*The list above is a summary for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.americorps.gov/pdf/12_0731_americorps_provisions.pdf

To apply, complete following steps:

Civic Works - AVID

The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program was developed in order to close the achievement gap and improve the rate of academic success in all students. AVID has developed an in school curriculum which includes a focus on daily writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading, enrollment in rigorous courses, preparation for college and college visits, organization, speaking, and time management skills, Student-Service Learning projects, and participation in tutorials with trained college or AP student tutors.

Civic Works, Inc recruits, hires, and trains AmeriCorps members to serve as college tutors in the AVID classroom for the duration of the school year. AVID tutors undergo 20 hours of training in the areas of AVID methodology, AmeriCorps and Civic Works orientation, professionalism in the work place, serving diverse student populations, and behavior modification classroom management techniques. The AVID tutor commits to a 300, 450, or 675 hour term of AmeriCorps service. Due to the nature of the service performed and the need of the schools served, the position offers flexible scheduling.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the AVID program at the assigned school.
  • Implement AVID methodologies as trained.
  • Engage students in tutorials.
  • Participate in AVID school functions.
  • Participate in Civic Works trainings and events, monthly quadrant meetings, and a minimum of two (2) service projects.
  • Participate in AmeriCorps related events and/or programming.
  • Effectively communicate with AVID students, staff, and teachers.
  • Effectively communicate with Civic Works staff and personnel.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to service and improving the lives of local students.

Position Requirements:

Candidate must:

  • Comply with AmeriCorps terms, including: being a U.S. Resident or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Must be 17 years of age or older
  • Possess good communication and problem solving skills
  • Have completed of two (2) semesters of college course work
  • Pass a background check and sex offender screening, as well as be fingerprinted in compliance with BCPS guidelines
  • Have daytime availability
  • Have reliable transportation

Prohibited Activities:

As an AmeriCorps member, the tutor may NOT participate in the following activities while receiving service hours:

 Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion.

Clerical Service: AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

Fund Raising: AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fund-raising events, mailing, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants), or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

Abortion Referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

*The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

To Apply:

1. Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create a myAmeriCorps account and search listings for AVID.

  • Existing users:
    • login
    • Go to search listings
    • Under program name write Baltimore Energy Challenge
    • Select position and click apply
  • New users:
    • select “apply” under login box
    • Follow steps to create a myAmeriCorps account and application
    • Go to search listings
    • Under program name type Baltimore Energy Challenge and click apply.

2. Call 410-366-8533 or email a resume and cover letter to: education.opportunities@civicworks.com.

Some programs have additional requirements and restrictions.

Prohibited Activities*

Political Advocacy: Americorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

Religious Instruction: Americorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit Americorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

Abortion referrals: Americorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

Clerical Service: Americorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

Fund Raising: Americorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fund raising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

*The list above is a summary for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

Corpsmember Application

For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.nationalservice.gov
For more information about AmeriCorps in Maryland, visit www.gosv.maryland.gov

Civic Works welcomes all corpsmember applicants and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Civic Works complies with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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