South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) has been awarded an AmeriCorps Individual Placement member position for the 2012-2013 program year. The AmeriCorps member will support the Disaster Preparedness Public Education Outreach project. The member will build and strengthen the local volunteer base by developing a sustainable public education outreach program to enhance disaster preparedness and response needs in Pacific County with a focus on low income and vulnerable communities. The selected member should demonstrate the skills and commitment required to successfully serve in the position, serve 40 hours per week, and reach a minimum of 1,700 hours by the end of the term of service.
At a minimum, applicants must meet the following criteria required by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS):
- Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Be 18-25 years of age at the start date of their service
- Must pass required criminal background checks
The AmeriCorps Individual Placement member will receive a living stipend of $1,125 per month (before taxes) provided by Washington Service Corps, training and experience, subsidized childcare (if qualified), health insurance, student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans), and a $5,550 Education Award provided by National Service Trust (upon successful completion of service term).
to apply. For more information on the AmeriCorps member position or project, contact Denise Rowlett at (360) 875-9338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.