What Do MFS AmeriCorps Members Do?
  • Develop and teach life skills and leadership focused groups for students.
  • Develop and teach health and wellness focused early childhood activities.
  • Coordinate health and wellness focused family events and workshops.
  • Recruit and coordinate family and community volunteers.
  • Recruit older adult volunteers for our intergenerational focused programs.
  • Teach financial literacy workshops for families, youth, volunteers, and community individuals.
  • Lead & support site-specific projects and activities as defined in the site-specific service descriptions.
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Service Areas


Early Childhood Development - Economic Empowerment - Hunger Relief - Community Schools - Intergenerational

Economic Empowerment Intergenerational Community Schools Hunger Relief Early Childhood Development

 

Site Map

Here are the sites we serve!

  • Blue: Elementary Schools
  • Yellow: Middle Schools
  • Red: High Schools
  • Black: MFS Offices

 

A Day In The Life

What does it look like to be an AmeriCorps member?

Service Descriptions

Community Schools – Elementary:

Community Schools – Middle School:

Community Schools – High School:

Other Programs:

MFS AmeriCorps General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be a positive role model and build supportive relationships with students
  • Establish and maintain a rapport with families, site staff and administrators
  • Provide regular data and written reports as required
  • Set individual professional development goals and pursue activities and trainings that align with these goals
  • Actively participate in Member Development trainings and activities
  • Actively participate in AmeriCorps and agency meetings
  • Communicate frequently and coordinate closely with the Site Supervisor, MFS Management, and AmeriCorps Staff
  • Attend supervision meetings with Site Supervisor and AmeriCorps Manager
  • Communicate about needed support and progress
  • Collaborate with other MFS programs, AmeriCorps Members, and Service Site staff
  • Effectively and consistently market the organization, communicating about AmeriCorps and Metropolitan Family Service in a way that is both compelling and on message
  • Follow guidelines in place when communicating with volunteers, clients, partners, and potential supporters
  • Comply with site policies, and uphold confidentiality of students and families
  • Comply with Metropolitan Family Service policies and procedures
  • Comply with AmeriCorps and School District(s) policies and procedures
  • Seek in-kind donations for projects and events while operating within AmeriCorps allowable fundraising guidelines

Required Qualifications:

  • Desire and ability to work with children and families and ensure an enriching, positive, safe environment
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A US Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident
  • Must pass a criminal history background check – this position is considered a covered position with access to vulnerable populations. Applicants selected for the position must complete a 3 part criminal history check including a nationwide NSOPW search, an FBI fingerprint check, and a state of residence and state of service check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience engaging with children 0-5 years
  • Experience working in an early childhood setting and navigating school systems and protocols
  • Experience planning and coordinating events
  • Fluency and ability to communicate effectively (read, write, and speak) in a language other than English (Spanish preferred)
  • Ability to take initiative and lead projects from start to finish
  • Ability to multitask and uphold multiple timelines and deadlines while prioritizing tasks
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to work effectively within a team-dependent environment
  • Competency in using Google platforms, Word, Excel and database programs
  • Experience working with families on a daily basis
  • Experience working with adult learners
  • Experience recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Commitment to serving students and families with diverse abilities and needs
  • Possesses excellent time management, planning, and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality
  • Excellent problem solving and problem prevention skills
  • Experience or interest in public health and/or social work
  • Commitment to the goals of Metropolitan Family Service and AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps Member Benefits:

  • A $15,000 (1700 hour) // $12,000  (1200 hour) living allowance for the term of service
  • An education award of $5,920 (1700 hour) // $4,144 (1200 hour) after successful completion of service
  • Health care
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans
  • Child care (if eligible)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to an extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums

Program Schedule:  

The 2019-20 service year is tentatively scheduled for September 3, 2019 through August 16, 2020 // May 2020 (1200 hour).  Members will be expected to serve approximately 40 hours per week during the school year and 30 hours per week during the summer.  

AmeriCorps Member service days are typically Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with at least one late evening per week and occasional weekend hours.

Service Environment:

Member service normally performed in a school/community center environment and/or other locations as deemed necessary.  Some positions may require service at more than one school location and site placements may be subject to change. Position requires ability to sit, bend, and crouch for extended periods of time as well as standing occasionally.  Position requires use of computer, telephone, fax machine, copier and may require accessing outdoor locations and locations by use of stairs. The essential duties listed may be completed with or without accommodation.

This program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

Metropolitan Family Service is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly urge candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQIA, linguistically diverse populations, older adults and military veterans to consider application to our positions. MFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2019-20 positions are pending receipt of AmeriCorps funding for the 2019-20 program year.

 


 

National information about AmeriCorps and the National Service Network, please visit the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) website.

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 21,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have provided more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps. .

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.