Apply to be a Member
Serving as a Member can be a meaningful opportunity for recent graduates, people taking a gap year, young professionals or people looking make an impact within their communities while gaining valuable work experience and learning about nonprofits in Connecticut.
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Become a service Site
What we’re looking for:
- Interest in being part of Connecticut’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts
- Commitment to community service
- Passion for delivering services that our most vulnerable neighbors rely upon
- Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background
- Appreciation for the role of nonprofits in our communities
- Creativity in finding new solutions
- Perseverance in the face of challenges or setbacks
- Desire to get hands-on experience for your career and your future
- Motivation to complete a service term successfully
- A one-year commitment to serve
To be considered for a ConnectiCorps Service Member position, you must:
- Be 18 years or older by the start of your service term
- Be a legal, permanent resident of the United States
- Hold a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
What You’ll Gain
- Training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities
- A network of peers and colleagues to help propel you throughout your career
- A true connection to the needs, and the recovery, of your community
Members who successfully complete 1,200 hours in their service term will receive (approximately) a $10,320 stipend and a $4,300 Segal Education Award Grant. Members who successfully complete 900 hours in their service term will receive (approximately) a $7,740 stipend and a $3,000 Segal Education Award Grant.
Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from nonprofit sites, trainings, or other events
- ConnectiCorps is a proud member of the AmeriCorps network. All ConnectiCorps Service Members will be AmeriCorps members, and will adhere to AmeriCorps requirements.
- All ConnectiCorps Service Members must pass a three-part background check to be eligible.
- Your position is unique to AmeriCorps and does not displace nonprofit staff or volunteers. It will be your role to enhance what already exists, and help the nonprofit increase its response.
- ConnectiCorps, and its managing agency the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, respect diversity. We do not discriminate based on age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability/ability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.
- Applicants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation at any point in the application, interview, selection, orientation, placement, or service term process.
- All service positions with ConnectiCorps are at-will. This position is considered to be a paid volunteer experience, not employment. Service positions, while designed to last for one year, are not guaranteed for a set period of time.
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