AmeriCorps now serving at Metropolitan Ministries
Metropolitan Ministries AmeriCorps members provide critical education and housing services to Tampa Bay families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. These members help by teaching children, helping people find and maintain housing, assisting with resource navigation, and more. Metropolitan Ministries AmeriCorps is made possible through a partnership with Volunteer Florida (the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service), whom receives funding support from the Corporation for National & Community Service.
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 21,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have provided more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.
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What are the benefits? AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance, student-loan forbearance, health coverage for full time members, and child care for those who qualify. After successfully completing their term of service, they receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $5,920. This award can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training at eligible institutions. In addition to these benefits, AmeriCorps members learn new skills, acquire leadership qualities and skills, and gain a sense of satisfaction from taking on responsibilities that directly affect peoples' lives. If you are interested in learning about open AmeriCorps positions, please contact Gordana Krone at Gordana.Krone@metromin.org.