AmeriCorps at Neighborhood House
Neighborhood House’s mission to change the life trajectory of low-income people relies on cutting-edge services to the community. It demands excellence from inspired people who are passionate about transforming the conditions of poverty. We provide high-quality programs to diverse communities with a staff of 200 representing a wide range of cultures and 43 different languages and dialects. Our team of passionate, committed, high-energy AmeriCorps are critical to helping Neighborhood House achieve its vital mission.
We will start recruiting for our September 2014 to July 2015 AmeriCorps team in spring 2014. Please check back for information about our 2014-15 positions and our application process in March 2014.
Early Childhood Education
Listing ID #49634 - Who wants to work when you can play?! When serving as an Early Childhood Educator AmeriCorps, your work is play. Through play and other evidence-based methods, you will support pre-school children to get ready for kindergarten, and work with parents to engage in their child's learning.
- High Point - 2 positions filled
- Rainier Vista - 2 positions filled
- NewHolly - 2 positions filled
- Yesler Terrace - 2 positions filled
High Point Family Center
Listing ID #49930 - Are you tech savvy? Do you like working with families, adults and youth? Are you interested in working with a team supporting dynamic programs? Then the High Point Family Center AmeriCorps position is right for you! Join our team and utilize your high tech skills while engaging youth, families and adults in technology based programs to help support success in college readiness, academics, self-sufficiency, employment and more.
Rainier Vista Technology Center
Listing ID #49928 - Are you tech savvy? Do you like working with families, adults and youth? As the RV Tech Center AmeriCorps Member, you will you will help youth and adults learn new computer skills so that they can access better jobs, and help to support and develop a strong cadre of volunteers and partnerships.
Listing ID #49924 - Are you passionate about helping low-income kids get to college? Want to have fun while helping? As a tutor you will tutor, but you’ll also organize recreational activities, field trips, and art workshops. Through project-based learning, you’ll help the kids learn through real-word problems and presentations to families, friends, and the community. And you’ll laugh. A lot.
- Burndale Homes, Auburn - 2 positions filled
- Firwood Circle, Auburn - 2 positions filled
- Seola Gardens, White Center - 2 positions filled
YELS (Youth Empowered with Leadership Strengths)
Listing ID #49921 - Love to eat? Cook? Snowboard? Want to change lives while doing all the awesome activities you love to do anyway? Our Youth Leadership AmeriCorps helps to develop low-income middle and high school student leaders through a wide range of killer service learning community projects.
Where We Serve
AmeriCorps Commitment & Benefits
In exchange for a 10.5 month term of full time National Service (40+ hours/week) from 9/16/13 to 7/31/14, Neighborhood AmeriCorps Members receive:
Bus pass or mileage reimbursement for service related travel (Members will receive bus tickets for the first two weeks of the year, from 9/16 to 9/30; then an Orca card starting 10/1)
- $1,155/month living stipend (taxed)
- $5,500 post-service Education Award, on successful completion of the term of service (taxed in the year that you use it)
- Weekly (fall 2013) to biweekly (January to July 2014) AmeriCorps team meetings
- Training in leadership, communication, cultural competency, first aid/CPR certification, disaster preparedness and site specific topics (up to 20% of the Member’s time)
- Health insurance, if the Member is not otherwise covered at the time of AmeriCorps enrollment
- Forbearance on qualified student loans
- Childcare assistance for eligible Members
- Eligibility for Basic Food (food stamps) and other public benefits if household meets DSHS requirements
- Bus pass or mileage reimbursement for service related travel (Members will receive bus tickets for the first two weeks of the year, from 9/16 to 9/30; then an Orca card starting 10/1)
- First, please review the Member position descriptions posted above. (Click on the title in orange to review the full description.) Check that you meet the minimum qualifications for each position that you would like to be considered for, and that the Member activities, location and schedule are a good fit for you.
- Then, fill out the paper Neighborhood House AmeriCorps application and mail it to: AmeriCorps Program Manager, Neighborhood House, 905 Spruce St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104. Please write legibly in black or blue ink. - OR - Go to the national AmeriCorps application portal and create a “My AmeriCorps” account. Write and save your AmeriCorps application in this portal, including two community references. When your AmeriCorps application and references are complete, search for and click to apply to our 2013-14 program year listings, in the portal. (Our five national service portal listing ID#s are provided above.) You only need to click to apply to our programs once, even if you wish to be considered for more than one Neighborhood House site. Then, download and fill out the Neighborhood House AmeriCorps Supplemental Application. Email your Supplemental Application directly to email@example.com.
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2 above, your application to Neighborhood House AmeriCorps is complete. We will contact you by phone or email if we are able to offer you an interview.
Neighborhood House uses a two step interview process for our AmeriCorps team (first, with the Site Supervisor and then, with the AmeriCorps Program Manager). Then, finalists to our program must complete pass a National Service criminal record check in order to be eligible for AmeriCorps enrollment.
Our positions will be open until filled from April to August 2013. We will update our website regularly from May to August, as positions are filled.
Meet our 2012-13 AmeriCorps Team!
Neighborhood House hosted its first full-sized AmeriCorps team in 2012-13. During that time, our Members have helped to support school readiness and academic engagement for hundreds of preschool and K-12 students living in Seattle and King County public housing. They made it possible for youth and adults to access vital technology resources at High Point Family Center and Rainier Vista Technology Center. They also supported more than 50 middle and high school students to develop their leadership skills at High Point’s YELS Program. Our Members have also supported and strengthened efforts to recruit and support community volunteers throughout 10 different Neighborhood House project sites and worked as a team on service projects supporting Rainier Food Bank, All City Tutoring Coalition, Seattle MLK Day Celebration and Head Start.
Click below to read a few stories about our 2012-13 Members’ service:
In their own words -- our 2012-13 AmeriCorps team open up about their service: