AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps members volunteering in a garden

Are you interested in making a difference in the community? Are you able to commit yourself to a year of service helping other? If so, we have the right opportunity for you!

AmeriCorps Members are a crucial part of United Way of Pickens County's Financial Stability work. Through this Corporation for National Community Service program, our AmeriCorps Members assist low-wealth individuals in overcoming poverty and in navigating community resources available to struggling families and individuals.

AmeriCorps Members accomplish this by serving 1700 hours that focus on financial stability at United Way of Pickens County. Members will coach clients in ways to increase their income, build savings, and gain and sustain assets.

Join the AmeriCorps Team!

As an AmeriCorps member, you will help low-wealth individuals overcome poverty. You will be asked to learn and understand the overall workings of the AmeriCorps program and provide financial stability programs and services to the community such as:

  • Resource Navigation: Case management, crisis assistance, and connecting clients with community resources,
  • Financial Literacy: Teaching financial literacy to clients individually or in a classroom setting,
  • Tax Assistance: Providing free tax preparation services to clients,
  • And more!

Benefits

Full-time members who complete 1700 hours of service are eligible for a $14,279 living stipend (annual), health coverage benefits, childcare benefits, and federal student loan forbearance during their term. Upon successful completion of a service term, members are eligible for payment of accrued interest on eligible federal loans, and a $6,195 education award toward continued education or student loan repayment. All Members are provided with mileage reimbursement, skill-building opportunities, and robust monthly professional development trainings.

Position Description

A more complete position description can be found here.

Learn More

AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites inlcuding nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program's founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve. Join us next year and make a difference in Pickens County!

For more information about joining the AmeriCorps team, contact Jeremy Price, 864-850-7094, x133.