Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps and VISTA Recruitment

AmeriCorps Iowa and AmeriCorps VISTA are filling COVID-19 recovery related positions

                     

Volunteer Iowa is working with dozens of community organizations across the state to leverage VISTA and AmeriCorps State members for intensive, full- and part-time positions to support ongoing needs as a result of the impact of COVID-19. Short term and year-long positions are being filled now.

Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps

As a member of the Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps, you will deliver support to meet the basic needs of Iowans, lending a hand to organizations that are experiencing challenges due to COVID-19. Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps members can help address food insecurity, support independent living needs, manage volunteers, or provide other supports that help address the challenges facing communities and citizens with the implications of COVID-19 in our state.

More About the Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps Positions:

Living Allowance:

Members will receive the living allowance associated with their term of service. The living allowance is paid in equal increments across the term of service. Members will receive payment every other week via direct deposit.  

End of Service Benefit:

AmeriCorps members will receive a Segal Education Award when a term has been successfully completed. AmeriCorps members age 55 or older can transfer the education award to a child or grandchild. 

Other Benefits:

Student loan deferment, forbearance or forgiveness opportunities are available depending on the type of student loan. It is the member’s responsibility to obtain information about whether their loan(s) qualify for this benefit. This is not an automatic benefit of the program. Health insurance and childcare assistance are available for members meeting eligibility requirements.  

Qualifications:

  • Must be 17 years of age or older by start date 
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or be in process of completion 
  • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States 
  • Must pass mandatory pre-service background checks 

Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps Terms of Service Details: 

Term of Service 

Service Hours 

Service Weeks 

Weekly Hours 

Living Allowance 

Education Award 

Full Time 

1,700 

48 

35-40 

$14,880 

$6,195.00 

Three Quarter Time 

1,200 

36 

35-40 

$10,650 

$4,336.50 

Quarter Time 

450 

24 

20-25 

$3,900 

$1,638.89 

Quarter Time 

450 

16 

25-30 

$3,900 

$1,638.89 

Minimum Time 

300 

24 

10-15 

$2,700 

$1,311.11 

 

What It Takes

  • Willingness and ability to work as a team member, provide support, communicate clearly, ask for guidance when needed, and admit mistakes
  • Ability to handle responsibility, make decisions and problem-solve in the moment
  • Emotional maturity, situational awareness, and comfort taking broad direction
  • Flexibility and capacity to take initiative
  • Willingness and ability to assist in maintaining a clean, healthy environment
  • Ability to set healthy boundaries with others
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience with diverse populations with complex needs

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We are currently recruiting members to fill Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps positions at the following locations:

Organization City Term

EMBARC

Cedar Rapids

10 months, 35-40 hours/week

Community Action Eastern Iowa

Davenport

6 months, 10-15 hours/week

Caring Hands Outreach

Altoona

9 months, 35-40 hours/week

Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Waterloo

9 months, 35-40 hours/week

Salvation Army Dubuque Dubuque

6 months, 10-15 hours/week

Willkie House Inc.

Des Moines

9 months, 35-40 hours/week

Coralville Community Food Pantry

Coralville

9 months, 35-40 hours/week

Dubuque Dream Center

Dubuque

9 months, 35-40 hours/week; 6 months, 10-15 hours/week

Olivet Neighborhood Mission Cedar Rapids

6 months, 20-25 hours/week

His Hands Free Clinic Iowa City

4 months, 30-35 hours/week

CommonBond Communities

Des Moines

4 months, 30-35 hours/week

CommonBond Communities

Waterloo

4 months, 30-35 hours/week

WesleyLive Meals on Wheels

Des Moines

6 months, 20-25 hours/week

Iowa Community Action Association

Statewide

9 months, 35-40 hours/week; 4 months, 30-35 hours/week

 

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA is recruiting members to fill year-long COVID-19 recovery related positions.

More About the AmeriCorps VISTA Positions:

Year-long VISTA Member Living Stipend and Benefits

  • A living allowance of $12,490 for completing 12 months of service, to be paid every other week. The living allowance will be divided evenly across the term of service.
  • Choice of End of Term benefit
  • Eligible for a Segal Education Award worth $6,095 from the National Trust, to be awarded upon successful completion of the term of service
  • A cash stipend in the amount of $1,800
  • Health benefits
  • Childcare assistance
  • Federal student loan deferment, forbearance or forgiveness opportunities are available
  • Non-competitive eligibility for federal employment
  • Training and professional development

Currently recruiting VISTA members for the following locations:

(Click on the organization name for the position description and to apply)

Organization Position City Length of Service
United Way of Wapello County Literacy Coordinator Ottumwa

Year-long

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging Program Developer Location Flexible (Waterloo, Marshalltown, Decorah, Dubuque)

Year-long

City of Sioux City, Department of Public Health and other coalition partners

Adaptive Sports and Recreational Specialist Sioux City

Year-long

Starts Right Here Coordinator Des Moines

Year-long

Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS) Donation Management Des Moines

Year-long

Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) Disaster Coordinator Des Moines

Year-long

 

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