PAWV is recruiting for Preserve WV AmeriCorps members for the 2017-2018 program year.
The program start date and the required orientation will be August 28, 2017.
All members must commit to serving for 11 ½ to 12 months (unless otherwise noted), with full-time members serving 1750 hours and half-time members serving 950 hours.
Full-time members (1750 hours) will receive a $12,600 living allowance payable in 23 bi-weekly installments. Members qualify for student loan forbearance during their service year. Workers Compensation insurance and health insurance will be provided for members. A child care subsidy can be available for qualified candidates. Unemployment coverage is not included.
Half-time members (950 hours) will receive a $6,300 living allowance payable in 23 bi-weekly installments. Students currently enrolled in an institute of higher learning are encouraged to apply for the half-time member positions, as the service time and projects for these positions may be used toward internship requirements (if approved by your institution). Workers compensation insurance will be provided. A child care subsidy can be available for qualified candidates. Unemployment and health insurance coverage are not included.
All members are responsible for their own living arrangements and cost. No resettlement or moving allowance is included.
All members will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award at the successful completion of their term of service. The educational award for full-time members is equivalent to the Pell Grant amount and is subject to change annually. (It was $5,775 for the 2016-2017 program year.) The educational award for half-time members is pro-rated according to their service time and will, on average, be half of what a full-time member receives. Members with uncompleted terms or uncompleted hours do not receive an educational award. The educational award can be used for tuition at most colleges, technical, and vocational schools, or for the repayment of qualified student loans. Under new rules, some members 55 or older may choose to transfer their award to a child or grandchild. Existing qualified student loans can be deferred during members AmeriCorps service, with their loan interest paid for the deferred period.
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