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Future Teacher Initiative AmeriCorps Celebrates with High School Recruitment!

The Future Teacher Initiative AmeriCorps program will be celebrating National AmeriCorps Week-March 9th - 13th by hosting National Service Outreach Events to several high school districts in south Arkansas. If you have any questions about AmeriCorps or the benefits of joining a national service program...THIS EVENT is for YOU! The participating high schools are: Crossett High School, Ouachita High School, Drew Central High School, Hamburg High School, Hampton High School, Hermitage High School, McGehee High School, Warren High School and SEACBEC (Southeast Arkansas Community Based Education Center.

Monticello, AR

Through3/31/20

Volunteer Usher

Give the gift of time to the Arkansas Repertory Theatre! We are seeking friendly, flexible theatre enthusiasts to serve as volunteer ushers for our shows for the 2019 Season. Volunteer ushers welcome patrons to the theatre, provide exemplary customer service, and assist patrons in order to create an enjoyable theatre-going experience. Ushers wear black bottoms, nice white tops, and black closed toe shoes. We have shows on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 7 pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm, and matinees on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 pm.

Little Rock, AR

4/1/20 6:00 PM + more

Program Co-Leader Fantastic Friends (ages 18+)

Program Leader for Fantastic Friends will help select, lead and guide adults with disabilities through activities at the Playhouse and possibly on outings in the community such as bowling, shopping, etc.

Little Rock, AR

4/2/20 5:30 PM + more

Program Co-Leader TeenTastic

TeenTastic is a socially based program where teens with disabilities, ages 12-17, meet at the playhouse with their peers and play games, interact, and build on social skills, life-skills and other skills. This job would consist of leading these activities and if you're comfortable with it, coming up with games and activities for each session planned around therapuetic goals and purposeful progressions of development.

Little Rock, AR

4/11/20 2:00 PM + more

Gala Volunteer (ages 21+)

DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS, WE ARE POSTPONING GALA. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP, PLEASE DO SO AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU. Gala is our main fundraiser of the year. We need several volunteers to help us the day of the gala for setup/cleanup and for help during the gala as auction spotters and other various jobs. Must be age 21+. Must attend volunteer orientation prior to gala. Must pass background check.

Little Rock, AR

9/26/20 3:00 PM

Playhouse Sitter (Admin help)

A playhouse sitter comes to the playhouse in a primary contact role and watches the playhouse while the Site Director is busy with appointments either in or out of the playhouse. It's important that GiGi's Playhouse is open and accessible to all families during all open hours. That means that sometimes we have to staff the playhouse with volunteers while the Site Director is away. A playhouse sitter's main responsibility is to greet guests, maintain order in the playhouse and keep it tidy. Playhouse sitters, upon background check clearance, may be asked to open or close the playhouse if their shift starts or ends a day. This job has very minimal physical requirements. Lifting 0-5 lbs. Walking for 100 feet. Friendly personality required. This job can be done during the morning, day or evening depending on playhouse needs. Some secretarial type work (answering phones, filing, making copies) might be asked of playhouse sitters while here.

Little Rock, AR

Through1/1/21

Travelling Story Time Presenter

Successful volunteers for this program will be trained in how to read stories to children and how to incorporate finger puppets, action rhymes, songs and other props into the story time to enrich the audiences experience. Volunteers who have talent in the arts will be encouraged to utilize their artistic abilities in theater, dance and music while interacting with the audience. An enthusiastic personality and a love of acting silly are considered bonuses for anyone interested in applying for this position. All volunteer candidates must be willing to undergo a background check by the City of Rogers.

Rogers, AR

Through8/14/20

Join Us for Yard Clean Up Day

It's time for Fall once again, and we all know that that means- yard work! This time of year it can be a challenge to keep all our support homes in top shape as leaves are falling and autumn storms create such messes in our yards. However, our volunteers have always been the greatest at helping with this! Assisting with yard work is a very practical and easy way to serve at Immerse during this season, and because it is such a recurring need we are now hosting "Yard Work Days" in which anyone can sign up to come help on a particular day and team up with other volunteers to get the job done. If this sounds like a fun way to serve to you, grab some friends and family and sign up to come help out on this day! ** We will be meeting at the 5300 address at 9am, then heading to a support home to get to work. If you have any tools or items that would be helpful, please bring them along!

Little Rock, AR

4/12/20 2:00 PM + more

Employment Coach AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Child Development AmeriCorps (900 hours, 6 months) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Site Supervisor/Title: Malika Rowan, Employment and Training Coordinator, 302 E. Roosevelt Rd. Little Rock, AR 72206, 501-374-7383 ext 166 Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve in Our House’s Career Center, which works with over 600 adults each year through employment and training services, adult education, and life skills instruction. The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve to expand our employment services by interacting directly with unemployed and underemployed individuals with barriers to employment, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to find jobs, succeed in jobs, move up the job ladder, and achieve long-term personal and family goals. The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House's AmeriCorps project, including: provide hands-on support to 1,000 Career Center clients to help them meet their professional and personal goals; and successfully connect 450 unemployed and underemployed individuals with jobs. Essential Functions of Position: Create and implement programming that builds job search skills and promotes rapid employment and career success through ongoing guidance, coaching, and self-esteem building Coach clients one-on-one through the job search process, including creating an email account, building a resume, navigating internet searches, applying for jobs, and practice job interviews Work with Career Center team and job seekers to identify and resolve individual job barriers by following an individualized work plan Connect job seekers with services that increase job opportunities and workforce readiness, such as Career Center classes and the professional clothing closet Help to identify employment opportunities for clients of the Career Center Communicate and coordinate within the team and across programs to efficiently provide participants with quality programming and services Collect and maintain record of participants’ proof of employment, wages, job status changes and other related data as outlined by Career Center Manager Use the client database to accurately track, record, and report in a timely manner on the number of adults receiving job placement and career coaching services Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: : The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with adults, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for all Our House clients. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning March 3, 2020 to August 31, 2020 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: On-site Our House orientation First Aid/CPR AmeriCorps Arkansas Training Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service $3,047.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term Healthcare coverage Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information: Amanda Dolan, National Service Coordinator, 501-374-7383 ext. 219

Little Rock, AR

Through8/31/20

Child Development AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Child Development AmeriCorps (900 hours, 6 months) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Site Supervisor/Title: Natalie Baber, Child Care Manager, natalie@ourhouseshelter.org, 501-374-7383 ext. 208 Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve at Our House’s child development center, called Little Learners which serves 65 children ages 6 weeks-5 years old. The Child Development Member will serve in two of four classrooms (Toddler 1 and Toddler 2 or PreK3 and PreK 4-5) that are led by a lead Teacher. The Child Development Member will serve with the teacher to help plan and implement activities for the children, ensure the safety of all children in the program, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the children helping them to meet their developmental goals and milestones. The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 75 children in Little Learners; help at least 50 children ages 1-5 meet the developmental milestones on the developmental assessments. Essential Functions of Position: Provide hands-on support to children in the Little Learners Child Development Center to help them meet developmental goals and milestones Assist in the implementation of pre-kindergarten enrichment activities and programming. Organize service projects to benefit the children and parents of Our House, including developing partnerships with outside organizations, recruiting volunteers, recruiting participants, and other activities necessary for successful service events Design and implement health and wellness, arts, and STEM enrichment activities for Little Learners Assist in the collection of performance measurement data to track and analyze progress towards the above outcomes Facilitate parent engagement programming for parents of Little Learners children, i.e. Family Fun Night. Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: : The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with children, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children ages 1-5.. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning March 3, 2020 to August 31, 2020 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: On-site Our House orientation First Aid/CPR Naptime Academy Conscious Discipline AmeriCorps Arkansas Training Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service $3,047.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term Healthcare coverage Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information: Amanda Dolan, National Service Coordinator, 501-374-7383 ext. 219

Little Rock, AR

Through8/31/20

Youth Program AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Youth Program AmeriCorps (900 hours, 6 months) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Site Supervisor/Title: Desirae Holmes, Youth Program Manager desirae@ourhouseshelter.org 501-374-7383, ext. 289 Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Youth Programs AmeriCorps Members will serve at Our House’s out-of-school program, called Our Club which serves 90 school age youth in grades Kindergarten-12th grade. Our Club operates every day afterschool and all day during school breaks (winter break, spring break) and teacher in-service days. Our Club also operates a Summer Program for eight weeks over the summer. The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will help to plan and implement enrichment activities for the youth, ensure the safety of all children in the program, help the youth with their homework and tutoring, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the youth. The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 125 school-aged children in Our Club and help at least 85 of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math. Essential Functions of Position: Serve directly with youth during Our Club program hours (including after-school, summer, school holidays, and evening programming) in one of three homerooms K-2 nd grade, 3rd -5 th grade, 6-12th grade Provide homework help to youth in the program: K-2 nd grade, 3rd -5 th grade, 6-12th grade Organize service projects to benefit the children and parents of Our House, including developing partnerships with outside organizations, recruiting volunteers, recruiting participants, and other activities necessary for successful service events Develop and implement programming in one of our five programming areas: STEM, Arts, Cultural Enrichment, Health/Physical Fitness, and Life Skills Facilitate parent engagement programming for parents of Our Club children, i.e. Family Fun Night Serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100 youth complete at least one semester in the program, and help at least 85% of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math Assist in the collection of performance measurement data (report cards and test scores) to track and analyze progress towards the above outcomes Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with schoolage youth, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children ages 5-17. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning March 3, 2020 to August 31, 2020 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: On-site Our House orientation First Aid/CPR Naptime Academy Conscious Discipline AmeriCorps Arkansas Training Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service $3,047.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term Healthcare coverage Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information: Amanda Dolan, National Service Coordinator, 501-374-7383 ext. 219

Little Rock, AR

Through8/31/20

Social Enterprise VISTA

Organization: Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,700 clients annually. Our House’s mission is to empower homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House provides working homeless and near-homeless individuals and families with shelter, housing, job training, education, children’s programs, and more to equip them with the skills to be successful in the workforce, the community, and their own families. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Resale Store Manager, the Social Enterprise VISTA will: Assess the volunteer needs of the From Our House to Yours Resale Store Conduct outreach (in-person, by phone and online) to recruit committed, long-term volunteers and short-term, project volunteers Coordinate and supervise the volunteer projects Develop a volunteer program that is specific to the store but that also integrates volunteers into the broader Our House organization Check and stay aware of store inventory that can be used to fulfill donation request Ensure that the Our House Resale Store locations have the necessary documents and materials to properly track and processes the intake of donations Monitor the effectiveness of Donation Center processes and systems and work with job trainees, staff, and volunteers to streamline and improve the processes and systems Compensation This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of approximately $12,456 over the course of one year plus a $6,095 Segal Education Award at the completion of a successful year of service. Health insurance is not available but some additional health benefits are available to VISTAs to help with the cost of co-pays and other medical expenses. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTAs who qualify. Life insurance and 1 year of non-competitive eligibility are also available. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by Our House. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses. Qualifications All year-round VISTAs will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission and to national service. The ideal candidate will embrace Our House’s Guiding Principles of Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills Strong people skills. Able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people Strong organizational skills and ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion At least 18 years of age Must be able to lift 35 pounds Must have a valid driver’s license A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident Bachelor’s degree preferred Must commit to serve full-time (40 hours a week) for one-year starting March 16, 2020 To Apply Send a resume and cover letter to vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org. In the subject line, include the title of the position or “Year-Round VISTAs at Our House” if applying to more than one. There are two more steps to the application process after we receive your resume. This position must be filled by February 21st. Priority will be given to applications received by February 1st. Our House is a drug-free workplace.

Little Rock, AR

Through3/15/21

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