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AmeriCorps. Creative Staffing for Medical Reserve Corps Units. Prepared by Lauren Bateman, UVA MRC AmeriCorps Member Judy Marston, VA Department of Health Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Freeland, Peninsula MRC Coordinator Lorie Ros, Rappahannock MRC AmeriCorps Member
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AmeriCorps Creative Staffing for Medical Reserve Corps Units Prepared by Lauren Bateman, UVA MRC AmeriCorps Member Judy Marston, VA Department of Health Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Freeland, Peninsula MRC Coordinator Lorie Ros, Rappahannock MRC AmeriCorps Member Michael Marino, Alexandria MRC AmeriCorps Member

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What Will We Talk About… What is the AmeriCorps Program AmeriCorps Program for VA MRCs How to get an AmeriCorps Member How to manage the program How AmeriCorps individuals function in MRC units

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USA Freedom Corps President Bush made USA Freedom Corps (USAFC) to expand on the endless demonstrations of administration, relinquish, and liberality that took after September 11th.  When he declared USAFC in his 2002 State of the Union Address, President Bush approached all Americans to serve a cause more noteworthy than themselves. 

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The Impact of the USA Freedom Corps   Over the previous four years, USAFC has helped Americans answer that call, and the American individuals are responding.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 65.4 million Americans volunteered in 2005.

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Freedom Corps Umbrella

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Corporation for National Community Service CNCS, an autonomous government organization, gives monetary support to an extensive variety of administration openings subsidized by Congress and other nearby and private accomplices. AmeriCorps individuals bolster many neighborhood and state programs.

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Corporation for National Community Service In a discourse at the Centers for Disease Control in November 2001, President Bush particularly accused the Corporation of "making new open doors inside the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs for open wellbeing and general wellbeing endeavors."

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AmeriCorps Program Overview – Since 1994, more than 40,000 volunteers have taken part Network of neighborhood, state, and national administration Programs in training, open security, wellbeing and ecological needs

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AmeriCorps*VISTA Program Overview – Volunteers in Service to America Full-time individuals Capacity-building Bring low-wage people and groups out of destitution Indirect administration exercises

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AmeriCorps*State Program Overview - Direct administration exercises Capacity-assembling Full-and low maintenance for one year or amid the late spring

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AmeriCorps in Virginia Community Corps (VCC) is an AmeriCorps*State program supported through the Virginia Governor\'s Commission on National and Community Service and oversaw by staff at the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS).

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AmeriCorps in Virginia The motivation behind AmeriCorps in Virginia is to add to the social administrations framework vital vision to advance independence for low-pay families, increment and enhance access to fantastic administrations and bolster, and assemble different volunteers in the group.

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Virginia AmeriCorps Members MRCs in Virginia as of now have 4 AmeriCorps individuals serving units over the state. AmeriCorps individuals arrange, teach and encourage individuals and exercises identified with these projects.

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Recruitment for individuals is decentralized and contracting choices are made locally at every site. Enlistment Tools include: AmeriCorps site Colleges and colleges Public Schools Health and Social Service offices List serves Local daily papers On line enrollment gatherings, and so forth

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Recruitment Incentives and Compensation Recruitment motivators for individuals include: Career Development/Exposure Education Award Living Allowances Health Care Coverage Networking openings

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Full-time Corps Members Full-time AmeriCorps individuals will serve for 1700 hours over a 9 to 12 month term and acquire a $10,900 (min.) to 21,800 (max) living remittance, medical coverage, financed tyke mind if necessary and an Education Award worth $4725.

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Part-time Corps Members Part-time individuals may serve 900 hours (or less) and procure half or a bit of the stipend and Ed. Grant. Different advantages incorporate instructive credit self control and preparing & advancement openings.

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Program Administration Grant Process/RFP Funding and Matches Supervision and Compensation Reporting Performance Measurement and Evaluation Program Continuation

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The Role of AmeriCorps Members in MRC Units Coordinator Perform all facilitator obligations Assistant Administrative bolster Represent the MRC Recruit understudies

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Supervising AmeriCorps Members Monthly Reports Hourly Requirements Paperwork Work Performance Define Expectations

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Developing AmeriCorps Members Mentoring Training Career Exposure/Experience Networking

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Why AmeriCorps & MRCs? Shows the ability to work together with state & government organizations MRC units can all the more successfully & proficiently satisfy their central goal Who needn\'t bother with offer assistance?

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Did you get it all? What is the AmeriCorps Program AmeriCorps program for VA MRCs How to get an AmeriCorps Member How to control the Program How AmeriCorps individuals function in MRC units

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Useful Links To take in more about National Service and AmeriCorps visit: The Corporation for National and Community Service - www.nationalservice.org National Service Resource Center - www.nationalserviceresources.org AmeriCorps - www.americorps.org

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Contact Information Contact your State Office of the Corporation for National and Community Service www. americorps.gov

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Contact Us Lauren Bateman lrb3v@virginia.edu Judy Marston Judy.Martson@vdh.virginia.gov Jennifer Freeland Jennifer.Freeland@vdh.virginia.gov Lorie Ros Lorie.Ros@vdh.virginia.gov Michael Marino Michael.Marino@vdh.virginia.gov

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