OneOC, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, is proud to offer AmeriCorps fellowships.
As a OneOC AmeriCorps member, you will have the opportunity to build the volunteer infrastructure of Orange County’s most prominent nonprofits, mentor underserved youth, engage veterans in service and address unmet disaster related needs. For people entering the workforce, AmeriCorps programs provide members with valuable work skills, leadership development and a pathway to future opportunities.
Western Youth Services - Our Mission
Advancing awareness, cultivating success and strengthening communities through integrated mental health services for children, youth and families.
We pursue our purpose on three fronts:
Advancing awareness – WYS is the leading expert in mental health and wellness solutions in Orange County. Because our expert team of mental health professionals specializes in working with youth and families, we help the community cut through the stigma preventing at-risk kids from getting the emotional and mental healthcare they deserve. Plus, we’re the partner government agencies, school districts and other youth-serving organizations trust. Together, we’re fostering a generation of youth able to create and lead successful lives.
Cultivating success – We’ve redefined mental health services in Orange County to match the right program to suit every child, every family. We have proven, positive results to show the success of our programs – just look to our clients as evidence. After working with us, they emerge as stronger families and happier youth with the skills needed to thrive.
Strengthening communities – We work throughout the community and with youth-serving organizations that help children face their behavioral and emotional issues. Our integrated system ensures all youth in Orange County have access to preventative, early intervention and intensive therapies. We seek out and build upon the strengths of each client and bring out the best in every child, creating healthier and happier families contributing to their communities.
VIP Members work at the Western Youth Services site. http://www.westernyouthservices.org/
Member Requirements: • Members will serve 30-40 hours per week (Full & Part-time positions) for up to 1 year of service • Must be a U.S. Citizen • Must be 18 years of age • Must clear all criminal background checks (DOJ, FBI, & NSOPW) • High-school diploma (BA/BS preferred) • English language (Bilingual preferred) • Ability to travel to various locations for training and service (all expenses paid by host site) • Have served no more than two terms in an AmeriCorps State or National program• OneOC is an equal opportunity employer
Member Benefits:• Living Allowance (up to $16,000)• Health Benefits (if applicable)• Childcare Subsidy (if applicable)• Student Loan Deferment (if applicable)• Free Leadership Development Trainings from OneOC• Networking opportunities
• Educational Award upon successful completion of term $10,000
AmeriCorps members that successfully complete a Full-time 1700 hour service term approved through FY 2019 AmeriCorps State funding will be eligible to receive a combined $10,000 AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,095 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award and $3,905 California For All Education Award). Members may use the education award to pay for current educational expenses at an eligible institution, to repay qualified student loans, or to do both.
SO ARE YOU READY? Help a child succeed in school, help a veteran find a home or help a family rebuild after a devastating disaster? Joining AmeriCorps will utilize your energy, ideals, and talents to help others. Plus, you’ll earn money for education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills!
SIGN ME UP…Go HERE to create an AmeriCorps Login & Application Profile: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do
NOT READY YET…Go HERE to attend the AmeriCorps Informational Webinar: https://www.oneoc.org/volunteers/americorps
OneOC is an Equal Opportunity Employer