Community service opportunities available - with pay

February 6, 2014

Opportunities are still available to make a difference in the lives of Wabash Valley residents this year - and get paid for doing it.

Sycamore Service Corps, the AmeriCorps program administered by Indiana State University, has openings remaining with numerous community partner organizations in west-central Indiana for the 2013-14 funding cycle.

Volunteers accepted into the program may receive a living allowance in exchange for their service and an education award ranging from $1,175 to $2,114 upon completion of their contract.

Sycamore Service Corps also provides training and professional development. "Sycamore Service Corps is a great opportunity for local residents or students to provide meaningful service to nonprofit agencies and to make a difference in the community," said Jennifer Christian, AmeriCorps program director with the university's Center for Community Engagement.

Partner organizations with positions available are:

• American Red Cross

• Chances and Service for Youth

• Developmental Services Inc.

• Happiness Bag

• Institute for Community Sustainability

• McMillan Adult Day Service

• Salvation Army

• Terre Haute Children's Museum

• Vigo County Juvenile Justice Center

• Wabash Valley Health Center (formerly St. Ann Clinic)

• Other sites may be available

Interested individuals can learn about available opportunities and apply online by visiting http://www.indstate.edu/publicservice/ameriCorps/.

AmeriCorps logo: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/photos/i-chgp7pt/0/L/AcorpsLogo-color-3X.gif

Contact: Jennifer Christian, AmeriCorps program director, Center for Community Engagement, Indiana State University, 812-237-7900 or jennifer.christian@indstate.edu

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or dave.taylor@indstate.edu