Americorps Openings

  • Join AmeriCorps!

    ShoreCorps, the AmeriCorps Program at Salisbury University (open to all community members and students in the surrounding areas), is seeking competent and energetic members who want to join the national service movement by serving vulnerable populations on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  ShoreCorps partners with agencies serving youth in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.

    ShoreCorps-AmeriCorps members serve for approximately 48 weeks in positions providing one-on-one and group mentoring, parent and family support services, health education programs, environmental education programs, a variety of community outreach activities, resources for senior citizens, and volunteer recruitment and management.

    Opportunities

    • Gain experience serving in a school, government agency or non-profit organization which translates directly into job experience in your chosen field
    • Develop effective skills in project management, leadership and teamwork
    • Participate in a lively learning community of fellow AmeriCorps members
    • Participate in a national service movement of over 80,000 members nationwide
    • Realize the satisfaction of incorporating service into your life and making a difference in your community and your country

    Requirements

    • Applicants do NOT have to be affiliated with, or be a student at Salisbury University. 
    • Applicants must have a strong interest in serving youth and adolescents, be at least 18 years of age, and have reliable transportation.
    • Applicants must attend the tuition-free, mandatory AmeriCorps class at SU biweekly on Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., during the Fall and Spring semesters. Contact us if there is a schedule conflict.
    • Applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are a citizen, national, or permanent resident alien of the United States.
    • Applicants will undergo a Criminal History Check, which includes FBI fingerprinting.

    Benefits

    A half-time, one-year commitment of 900 hours of service (approximately 20 hours/week for appx. 48 weeks) offers the following benefits:

    • Bi-weekly, pre-tax living allowance of $252.08
    • Post-education award of $2,907 to help pay for federal student loans and/or future education expenses
    • Six tuition-free undergraduate credits from Salisbury University
    • Federal student loan forbearance during service
    • Exemption from paying some or all of federal student loan accrued interest payments

    A quarter-time, one year commitment of 450 hours of service (approximately 10 hours/week for appx. 48 weeks) offers the following benefits:

    • Bi-weekly, pre-tax living allowance of $93.75
    • Post-education award of $1,538 to help pay for federal student loans and/or future education expenses.
    • Four tuition-free undergraduate credits from Salisbury University
    • Federal student loan forbearance during service
    • Exemption from paying some or all of federal student loan accrued interest payments

    Interested applicants MUST visit www.salisbury.edu/americorps to download a copy of the member application and email it to Sara Heim, ssheim@salisbury.edu.