[StBernard] AmeriCorps Louisiana Jobs Available at the Community Center

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Jun 2 17:06:12 EDT 2010

JOB OPENING: 2 AmeriCorps Louisiana Delta Service Corps Members
Needed at the Community Center of St Bernard, Arabi, LA

The Community Center of St Bernard is assisting many families who are
being affected by the Gulf Oil Spill. We need help with our food
pantry, clothing bank, volunteer management and recruitment, and
community outreach so that we can effectively help these families as
the oil spill crisis continues.

• Recruit volunteers for the food pantry, clothing bank and hot
meals program at the Community Center
• Oversee and train volunteers in the food pantry program
• Assist the food pantry manager with food pantry enrollment,
reports and recordkeeping.
• Provide information and referrals to clients
• Update the Center’s social media sites
• Update the Community Center’s referral guides and resources
• Identify unmet client needs and develop ways to solve these
• Assist with development of food pantry database software and food
exchange software (either directly, or by recruiting outside
• Represent the Community Center at various civic, recreational and
scholastic events in the community.

AmeriCorps Louisiana Delta Service Corps candidates must be a U.S.
citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be
team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges.
For the position at the Community Center of St Bernard, you must have
at least an associate’s degree or have completed 2 years of
college. You must be at least 17 years old. There is no upper age
limit, and many Delta Service Corps members bring significant work
and life experiences to their assignment. Self-initiative,
flexibility and organizational skills are a must. Also, you must be
available to serve full-time for 11 months (September 2010 - July

In return for your service, AmeriCorps has many benefits:
 Earn - $11,800 for the year
 Receive health insurance
 Receive child care reimbursement if eligible
 Student Loan forbearance
 Extensive personal and professional development training
 Be a part of a team and learn how to create sustainable service
 Upon successful completion of the program earn a $5,350 education
award to use to go back to school or to pay off student loans
 Attend two out of town retreats and monthly team meetings
 Network with other non-profits and local organizations
 Build your resume and make friends for life!

• Excellent organizational and communications skills
• Ability to work independently
• Strong analytical skills
• Able to learn new materials and techniques easily
• Familiar with at least basic social networking tools (Facebook,
MySpace, Twitter, etc)
• Detail-oriented.

For a copy of the application, please go to
For more information on the Delta Service Corps position at the
Community Center of St Bernard, please phone Angela Pinckard-Hale,
Member Training Coordinator, or visit
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CommunityCenterofStB/0e9977979f/fb884231b7/2998ec99a1 questions about the job openings, please contact Dr Sharon S. Ober,
office at ccstb.org or 504.281.2512

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