Serve with AmeriCorps

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Positions Available

About AmeriCorps Service

          AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. AmeriCorps’ members serve with more than 2,000 non-profits, public agencies, and community organizations.  DREAM is one of those nonprofits!  AmeriCorps' mission is “to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering,” which integrates well with DREAM’s mission to close the opportunity gap for kids. 

          As an AmeriCorps member at DREAM, you will embark on a journey of growth, hands-on learning, and relationship-building through service to a community. An AmeriCorps term is an opportunity to provide valuable service to a community while gaining experience in your preferred field and developing and refining your skills in that field as an engaged member of a community. You collaborate regularly with a team of AmeriCorps members and with our DREAM staff. You are also supported by our AmeriCorps Director, who provides mentorship, intentional check-ins, and professional development opportunities throughout the term. 

          During your service term, you are an integral component of executing the mission of our organization.  Providing opportunities for youth whose circumstances present an inequitable volume of opportunity to their peers is what we are all about. Our organization is rooted in providing our services in collaboration with youth, their caregivers, and community partners. Regardless of your role and position, your AmeriCorps term will be focused on supporting this work and uplifting those we serve. 

          Please review our variety positions below to see which opportunity excites you, and what may be most relevant to your current passions or future goals. We believe there is a AmeriCorps term for everyone - if you are motivated we can find a way to organize a term of service that fits your schedule (part time, full time and seasonal are all options). We would love to set up a conversation with you to share more about what an AmeriCorps position entails and what a term could look like for you! 

 

Mentor Coordinator

Village Mentoring

          Mentor Coordinators serve our organization by supporting our Village Mentoring program.Youth Service Managers Coordinators with recruiting and training volunteer mentors from college campuses and support matching them with mentees from the communities we serve.  Additionally, Mentor Coordinators will be assisting our Village Mentoring chapters throughout their term by supporting weekly programming as well as collaborating with After School Enrichment Coordinators to provide holistic support for mentees. During the summer, this position transitions to an integral role in supporting the daily summertime activities of our Summer Enrichment program. 

Select the region for which you want to apply.

 

Afterschool Enrichment Coordinator

         After School Enrichment Coordinators serve our communities by building relationships with youth and caregivers in their assigned communities and providing enriching opportunities for students during out of school time. This looks different in each community depending on the needs, ages, and interests of youth. The experience includes preparing fun and intentional activities, creating a safe and welcoming environment to debrief the school day, and coordinating homework help and tutoring. You will also collaborate with Village Mentoring chapters to support efforts in matching youth with mentors, and during the summer, transition to planning and leading daily summertime activities. 

Select the region for which you want to apply.

 

Summer Enrichment Coordinator

          Summer Enrichment Coordinators execute our annual Summer Enrichment program from June to August. Coordinators will serve a community by providing a fun and inclusive day camp experience to youth, including activities offered on site at housing communities, in the local area, and occasional field trips to nearby areas. You must plan activities to support DREAM’s out of school time objectives: Problem Solvers, Healthy Minds & Healthy Bodies, Artists & Creators, and Competent, Motivated Readers. Coordinators also support partnerships with local organizations to provide lunches and other resources to the youth in your assigned neighborhood. 

Select the region for which you want to apply.

 
 

Mentor Guide

Guided Mentoring

          Mentor Guides (or Coordinators) are part of the M² Guided Mentoring program, a two-tiered, cross-age Mentor-in-Training program that provides high school students with the tools, resources, and confidence to provide mentorship to elementary school-aged youth. M² Mentor Guides serve directly in classrooms and create activities and discussions that provide mentorship and guidance to high school students using a curriculum that focuses on identity, sense of place, and sense of purpose. 

Select the region for which you want to apply.

 

Camp DREAM Staff

          Camp DREAM Staff support our camp property and execute our overnight summer camp (and other programs) at our magical Camp DREAM! You typically serve with a team and are responsible for providing a safe, fun, enriching experience for the  youth we serve.  Campers come to Camp DREAM from Vermont, Boston, and Philadelphia. For position-specific details, please visit the links below! 

Evaluations Coordinator

         Evaluations Coordinators will facilitate DREAM’s participation in a quasi-experimental design study through the Search Institute to better understand the effectiveness of our programs. This includes planning and holding community surveys with the youth we serve and their caregivers, as well as a parallel survey of folks as the control group. You will travel with a team throughout our regions to ensure that each of the 22 communities we serve are surveyed. 

Select the region for which you want to apply.

 

Communications Coordinator

        Communications Coordinators serve our direct service programs by elevating their voice and telling the stories of our mentees and mentors. Communications Coordinators execute a communication plan and continue to develop, evolve and improve DREAM’s connection  by using traditional and new media. The communications team builds stories, develops DREAM’s voice and brand, collects tales of impact, produces photos and video and plays an important role with internal communications and the creation of marketing materials.

 

Select the region for which you want to apply.

AmeriCorps Benefits and Experience

           As an AmeriCorps member, you commit to specific dates of service and total hours to be served with the organization. You also decide on a specific hourly weekly commitment - most of our positions can be adapted to both full and part time hours. During your service time you complete responsibilities to your assigned community or program while collaborating closely with peers, your supervisor, and other organizational leaders. If you are interested in AmeriCorps with DREAM, please consider the following:

 

  • Members receive a living stipend that is distributed to you in biweekly payments.

  • AmeriCorps members are also eligible for:

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (food stamps)

    • Child care assistance

    • Medicaid

    • Student loan deferment (forbearance)

    • Other publicly-funded benefits, such as heating and utility assistance.

  • DREAM’s Employee Assistance Program

  • Upon the completion of the hours and dates of your service term, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive the Segal Education Award, which can be used to pay education expenses or repay qualified student loans. 

  • Members who are serving in a full time schedule weekly (35-40 hours) with a 900+ hour service term commitment are eligible for a housing stipend (paid directly to your housing provider monthly). 

  • As an AmeriCorps member at DREAM, you have the additional support of a DREAM AmeriCorps Director to help navigate your service term and apply for publicly funded programs.

  • AmeriCorps terms are intended to provide service to a community and support your growth as an individual and as a professional through that service. DREAM is invested in your professional and personal development and hosts a variety of development opportunities throughout all service terms.

  • If you engage in work-related travel outside of a commute, DREAM will provide reimbursement for mileage.

 

The DREAM Program INC. is a 501(c)(3) service organization established in the winter of 1998 and developed as a nonprofit in 2001. Its goal is to bring high quality mentoring and activities to at-promise youth through Summer Enrichment, Afterschool Enrichment , Village Mentoring, Guided Mentoring, Camp DREAM and Adventures Unlimited.

 

 

 

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