Peninsula AmeriCorps Service & Support (PASS) through Alternatives, Inc.

Alternatives, Inc. is a nationally recognized youth development agency working to build the social and emotional health of children and youth.  Last year, with the help of their 50 member AmeriCorps team, they were able to impact over 6,000 young people on the Virginia Peninsula.

 

Alternatives, Inc. is currently accepting applications for PASS AmeriCorps for the following service terms:

  • 2014-2015 Academic year (September 2014 - April 2015)

Important Application and Interview Information:

  • Applications for the 2014-2015 PASS AmeriCorps program are due no later than July 18, 2014.
  • Interested applicants with questions may contact Alternatives, Inc. at 757-338-2330, or email questions to ebarnes@altinc.org.
  • Mail your completed application with: (2) references, a photocopy of your SIGNED Social Security card, Birth Certificate, and Driver's License to:   Alternatives, Inc., 2021B Cunningham Drive, Suite 5, Hampton, VA 23666

2014-2015 PASS AmeriCorps Application Timeline:

  • July 18: Completed application due
  • July 21 - August 8: Interview Process
    • Phase I: Phone Interviews
      • July 21-25
    • Phase II: Group Interviews (you will be scheduled to attend one)
      • August 5: 9-11am
      • August 6: 9-11am
      • August 7: 6-8 pm
      • August 12: 9-11am
      • August 13: 9-11am
      • August 14: 6-8pm
  • August 15: All applicants will be notified by this date
  • August 15-September 4: Selected applicants will work with Alternatives to submit additional forms or paperwork (Includes criminal background checks, finger print card and drug screen)
  • September 5: PASS begins - all members report for program orientation (3-6pm)

Applications are available:

Additional Information:

  • Admission into AmeriCorps depends on successful completion of a criminal history and background check, as well as a drug screening (paid for by Alternatives, Inc.).
  • PASS AmeriCorps members will gain skills in program development, group facilitation, classroom management and team leadership.
  • AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, varying in amount based on number of hours served: Minimum time Members (300 hours) - $1,780; Quarter time members (450 hours) - $2,750
  • AmeriCorps members who complete their term of service also receive an educational award which can be applied to college loans, tuition, and books: Minimum time members (300 hours) - $1,175; Quarter time members (450 hours) - $1,468