Southwest Louisiana Disaster Recovery - AmeriCorps Program
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: January 18, 2023
Are you passionate about addressing social justice and
sustainability? If so, our service-minded AmeriCorps team needs
Climate change is here, increasing the size and frequency of
natural disasters and displacing over 15 million people each year.
Hurricanes like Ida, Harvey, and Laura disproportionately affect
underresourced communities, whose road to recovery often takes
years. SBP is dedicated to shrinking the time between disaster and
recovery, work that includes helping individual homeowners and
communities rebuild after a disaster.
Take a gap year with us! Over the course of 10 months, you can help
us rebuild homes, repair lives, and fortify families from reaching
their breaking point. As an SBP AmeriCorps member, you can choose
to directly assist in our construction and disaster deployment
efforts, or choose to play a crucial role in coordinating services
to disaster survivors.
What positions are available?
- As a Project Lead, you will rebuild, construct, and fortify the
homes of disaster survivors. You will learn and master many phases
of construction, and lead, mentor, and coach volunteers as they
assist with your rebuilding efforts. You will learn sustainability
and energy efficiency techniques that help homes better withstand
future storms. No construction experience is necessary.
- As a Construction Coordinator, you will play a fundamental role
in maintaining the momentum of our operations by overseeing the
construction progress of our client's homes. You will be involved
from start to finish, whether securing proper permits for each
site, designing subcontractor schedules, or monitoring overall site
- As a Client Services Coordinator, you will be our clients' main
point of contact through their time with SBP. Client Services
Coordinators serve as a liaison for disaster survivors, offering
them support by assessing needs, providing referrals, and guiding
the application and construction process. Your work will fortify
these members of our community from reaching their breaking points.
SBP AmeriCorps Benefits:
- Stipend of $2,100 per month (pre-tax)
- Free individual Cigna health insurance
- A housing stipend of $175/month for AmeriCorps alumni
- Relocation reimbursement of up to $500 for eligible
- Segal Education Award of $6,495 (Can be used as tuition
assistance and/or for repaying qualified student loans and is
awarded upon successful completion of a 10-month term of
- AmeriCorps Childcare Benefits Program
- Student loan forbearance for qualified loans
- Free Mental Health, Financial, and Legal support through the
Member Assistance ProgramWhen would you start?
- We have rolling start dates throughout the year! Submit your
application now and one of our recruiters can talk to you about
upcoming start dates. AmeriCorps team members commit to a 10-month
service term.Want to learn more?
- Watch SBP's Anthem video to hear how we are helping prevent
people from reaching their breaking point.
- Watch this video to learn What is AmeriCorps?As an AmeriCorps
member serving with SBP, you will be part of the growing national
service movement. You will receive professional development with a
dynamic social-impact organization that is pioneering a new model
for disaster recovery to support people, especially those who are
most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. If you're
committed to learning, have a strong work ethic, and enjoy working
with volunteers, we want you on our team! Apply now at:
COVID-19 Safety Statement: SBP requires COVID-19 vaccinations for
all team members. SBP team members closely interact with vulnerable
populations. As such, we have an obligation to ensure that no team
member poses a direct threat to the health or safety of our
clients, themselves, or others in the workplace. All vaccinated
team members will be required to submit photocopies of the front
and back of their vaccination cards prior to onboarding with
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