FamilyMeans seeks AmeriCorps volunteers

FamilyMeans seeks volunteers for the AmeriCorps Legacy Corps to begin on Oct. 1.

Primary activities for AmeriCorps volunteers include visiting individuals of all ages who have disabilities and chronic illnesses. All visits are in Washington County.

“We are most in need of volunteers who can commit to some evening or weekend hours as well as individuals who are interested in working with children,” said Margaret Irwin, volunteer coordinator at FamilyMeans. “This volunteer opportunity is a great way to help in the community while meeting new people and developing some new skills.”

Volunteers receive a $200 monthly stipend and a $1,468 education award after 450 hours of service are completed at the end of the service year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013. Twenty percent of the hours may be obtained through training, either through monthly meetings or self-directed study on topics relating to wellness, disabilities and chronic health issues.

For more information or to apply, contact Irwin at 651-789-4012 or mirwin@familymeans.org.

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