620 Lewis Street

Wenatchee, WA 98801

oliviam@cdcac.org

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Tel: 509-662-6156

© 2018 Intermountain AmeriCorps

Service Projects

Although members perform volunteer service every day, we try to branch out to different kinds of community service projects a few times each year. The hope is that we learn through serving our communities in a new way while spending time together as a team. These projects involve unskilled manual labor that fits a variety of abilities. Projects may take place in communities throughout our service region and members will be compensated for travel.

National Days of Service

Members will help organize and participate in service projects on two national days of service:

  • Make a Difference Day: an all-day project on the fourth Saturday in October

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: a project commemorating his work on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday (a Monday in January)

Member-Led Service Projects

Every Spring, members identify needs in the community, propose projects to meet these needs, and choose and organize projects that the entire team participates in. These are half-day to full-day projects designed to address a simple need with the labor of all of our members. We complete multiple projects each year. Members have the opportunity to practice project planning and leadership skills if desired.

What does a year of service with Intermountain mean?

Members of all ages join us from all over the country and locally to make a difference for students, families, and communities in need. People join for several different reasons-- to give back to the community and country, explore the education or nonprofit fields, or gain some "real-world experience." You won't get rich by doing AmeriCorps, but the rewards are substantial.

 

Our  program year is 10.5 months long, beginning in September of each year. Members join us Full-Time (40 hours a week) or Part Time (20 Hours per week) and are placed in schools and community organizations, working with low income youth and adults to improve education and skills.

Benefits Snapshot:

 

  • Training and Experience

  • Living Stipend of $1,500 per month (before taxes) for members serving 40 hours a week for 10.5 months.

  • Living Stipend of $750 per month (before taxes) for members serving 20 hours a week for 10.5 months.

  • Health Insurance for members without coverage

  • Education Award (upon successful completion of service year)

  • Student loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualifying student loans. 

  • Subsidized childcare (if eligible) 

 

Training

We hope that during our members' year of service they have a chance to not only help their communities and sites but that they also have a chance to grow personally and professionally during their service term.

 

All trainings and meetings take place in Wenatchee. Members who serve outside of Wenatchee will be asked to travel to these trainings, but will be reimbursed.

 

Our program offers multiple training sessions to its members throughout the service year, beginning with orientation on the first day of service.  Be prepared to interact with your fellow AmeriCorps members often; we believe in creating a meaningful community among peers!

After orientation, we spend an average of one full Friday per month together in "IMAC" (Intermountain AmeriCorps) meetings, where we provide additional training and professional development opportunities.

 

Trainings to expect at Orientation and throughout the year include:

  • Background of AmeriCorps

  • Team Development and Networking Activities

  • Personality and Communication Styles Assessment

  • Individual Work Style Awareness

  • Culture & Diversity

  • Community Action Poverty Simulation

  • Volunteer Recruitment & Management

  • Planning for Life After AmeriCorps