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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Americorps Member Needed for Full-Time Service at the Department of Housing and Human Services

The Department of Housing and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with A STAR AmeriCorps, is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) openings for full-time AmeriCorps Members to serve at HHS. Specifically, the AmeriCorps Members will serve as Outreach Workers and will be responsible for a variety of tasks at HHS. This is a day shift position and the AmeriCorps Member will serve Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

AmeriCorps is a national service program sponsored by the Corporation for National Service in cooperation with State governments, intermediary organizations, and service sites. Full-time members receive a living allowance stipend of $15,100 for a one-year (1,700 hours) full-time commitment of service and $7,550 for a one-year (900 hours) part-time commitment of service. Health care coverage, deferment of student loans, training, and other benefits are available if the member qualifies. AmeriCorps members also receive an Educational Award of $6,195 after the completion of 1,700 hours of service/full-time service or $3,097 after the completion of 900 hours of service/part-time service. Perhaps most importantly, members gain invaluable “hands-on” experience by assisting people and communities that are in need of help. 

Through a wide array of programs and services, HHS provides food, shelter, medical care, housing, transportation, and other forms of assistance to families and individuals that are lower-income or homeless. Started in 1968, the Department of Housing and Human Services is sponsored by the City of Frederick and Friends for Neighborhood Progress, Inc. 

For more information or to obtain an application packet, contact Michele Ott at 301-600-3959 or by email at mott@cityoffrederickmd.gov

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