AmeriCorps Open Positions

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As part of the AmeriCorps and CARITAS family you will help transform lives by providing service to those moving through crisis toward stability.

Now recruiting for the following open AmeriCorps positions (see below for details)

AmeriCorps Members serve 900 hours (half-time) over approximately 6 month terms or 1700 hours over a year (full time); receiving a stipend paid bi-weekly with eligibility for an educational award at completion of contract.  This education grant can be used for any accredited program in Virginia or transferred to an immediate family member if you are over 55 at the start of your service contract.  Mandatory training sessions throughout the contract term.  Service must be completed prior to August 31, 2019.  (As an AmeriCorps member you may serve up to 4 contracts.  CARITAS’s next recruiting cycle will begin August, 2019.)

Driver and warehouse associate.

AmeriCorps Program

Drivers/Warehouse for CARITAS Furniture Bank

As part of the AmeriCorps and CARITAS family you will help transform lives by providing service to those moving through crisis toward stability. Members in the Furniture Bank program will serve as part of a cohesive team to provide furniture assistance to those moving from a housing crisis while mentoring interns from CARITAS Works and engaging volunteers to enrich our Furniture Bank efforts.

 

General Tasks

  • Provide delivery and pick up services of mattresses, couches, dressers, eating table among other furniture for up to 6 households per day.
  • One-on-one customer service required for pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Heavy lifting in warehouse to receive donations and inventory items as directed by Warehouse Manager.
  • Place upholstered items in heat chamber for sanitation.
  • Assist volunteers with shoppers to ensure a positive experience by loading trucks with furniture.
  • Supervise Works interns and volunteers as directed by the Warehouse Manager.
  • Learn and exercise safety measures in the warehouse and serve as a role model for volunteers
  • Route pick-ups using Google in accordance with program parameters.
  • Complete Daily truck log and weekly truck maintenance.
  • Act as a rotating member of the Laundry Team and make deliveries of mats and linens to support the Shelter operations on specific Saturday’s.
  • Diligently keep inventory number of what comes in and what goes out of warehouse

 

Skills Needed:  Drivers license; honesty and integrity; positive, teachable attitude, follows directions; desire to work as part of a team for the greater good; Ability to lift 75+ pounds; ability to make a field based decision based on the values of the agency; good sense of direction a plus.  We are an inclusive project site.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you will provide at least 35 hours of Direct Service each week and be required to complete all training during the service year, which includes mandatory service days in September, Martin Luther King Day, and one other service day to be determined. Other training will include pre-service training in August, Regional Launch, weekly training meetings and special training sessions as planned.  All training sessions are mandatory!

This is an AmeriCorps half time position:

Contract hours: 900 hours of service Average 35 Hours/wk – approximately 8-4 m-th and 8-3 f and one Saturday a month. (Other times at discretion of Warehouse Manager.)

Service Dates: 6 month contract.  With possible contract renewal for additional 6 months.

Stipend Paid: Distributed in equal bi-monthly payments throughout contract period.

Educational Award: This will be awarded upon successful completion of the service term. This education grant can be used for any accredited program in Virginia or transferred to an immediate family member if you are over 55.

 

Interested Applicants Inquire at:  1108 Gordon Ave, Richmond VA, 23224  or  send your resume to lschmiege@caritasva.org with Warehouse Assistant in subject line.