- Service sites available at multiple locations across RI including Providence, Newport, and Woonsocket
- 30-35 hours/week
- Accessing Home AmeriCorps is a national service opportunity beginning August 19, 2019 and ending August 14, 2020. Learn more about national service here.
- Apply today!
Are you passionate about affordable housing access and community development? Do you have a knack for helping people solve problems?
If so, we’d love to talk to you about joining the Accessing Home AmeriCorps team – to serve as an advocate for low-income Rhode Island families experiencing housing instability. Learn about some of our alumni here.
What We Do
The majority of Rhode Island’s renters are cost-burdened and at risk of housing instability. Accessing Home AmeriCorps members serve to alleviate the economic challenges faced by low- and middle-income households by delivering various services at non-profits and municipal organizations across Rhode Island, including:
- Advocate for tenants at risk of eviction by negotiating payment plans and providing important resource referrals
- Educate tenants on issues of rights and responsibilities; facilitate public educational workshops
- Help individuals and families apply for subsidized housing
- Provide financial coaching, including budgeting and credit help, to households looking to build wealth
- Assist homeless individuals and families find suitable housing, build life skills, develop resumes, access job training, and obtain services
- Educate community landlords on the Housing Choice Voucher program
- Recruit volunteers, provide community outreach, make referrals, provide direct services, information and technical assistance
- Create mailings, contact the media, produce newsletters, create and maintain database records and websites, organize special events
National service is at the core of what we do, and we’re building a team of people passionate about alleviating poverty.
Skills You Have
- Strong communication skills; you can adapt your message to your audience
- Ability to research through various platforms, including online and over the phone
- An adept problem-solver and coach, you can work with others to overcome challenges
- You are an empathetic and non-judgmental listener
- Ability to work independently or on a team
- You are detail-oriented and organized
- Strong and adaptable computer skills; you’re familiar with Microsoft Office and Google Apps
- You are bilingual
- You have a Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, or community development
- You have experience facilitating workshops, classes, or presentations
- Living Allowance of $557.69/bi-weekly
- Education Award of $ 6,095.00
- Loan interest accrual payments
- 2 weeks Paid Vacation
- Health Coverage (excludes dependents)
- Training, Professional certification as a Resident Services Coordinator
- Childcare, if needed
- You must submit to a 3-part criminal history check (however certain offences do not exclude you from serving)
- You must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must have a high school diploma or GED
- You must have access to reliable transportation and be willing to travel to events around the state at least twice a month
- You must be able to attend orientation from August 19 – 23, 2019
- You must commit to completing 1700 hours of service and to serving August 19, 2019 – August 14, 2020
Submit your application via our online form. In addition to your application, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due July 1, 2019. For more information or to request a special accommodation please contact Laura Roach at email@example.com.
Below are specific position descriptions for available AmeriCorps postings.