AmeriCorps UA Wildcat Corps
The UA Wildcat Corps is an AmeriCorps program at the UA, funded by the Corporation for National and Community and Service through the Arizona Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families, and the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism. The UA has received AmeriCorps funding for the fiscal year from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012. The award will fund Members that will serve in half-time, reduced half-time, quarter-time slots, and minimum slots with host agencies across the state. The UA Wildcat Corps program will conclude as currently designed 9/30/12.
All slots are filled, and this program is not accepting any additional applications at this time.
- Ages 17 and up.
- Must have a minimum of a high school degree.
- Preference to UA Peace Corps Fellows, and other UA students.
- You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S. to be an AmeriCorps member.
- State background checks and fingerprinting are required.
- Interest and experience in providing service.
- Other requirements may exist as defined by host agencies.
Benefits and Commitment
Americorps Members of the UA Wildcat Corps receive a living stipend and are eligible for the Segal Education Award after successfully completing service.
Half-time Members serve 900 hours and receive:
- $5900 living allowance + $2675 Segal Education Award
Reduced Half-time Members serve 675 hours and receive:
- $4496 living allowance + $2038 Segal Education Award
Quarter-time Members serve 450 hours and receive:
- $3127 living allowance + $1415 Segal Education Award
Minimum-time Members serve 300 hours and receive:
- $2502 living allowance + $1175 Segal Education Award
Important to know:
- All hours of service must be completed between by Sept. 30, 2012.
- Segal awards may be used for school tuition or loans within a 7-year period.
- Living allowance and Segal Education awards are subject to federal taxation.
- The living allowance does not count as income in filing the FAFSA form, or in applying for public benefits such as food stamps.
Members also enjoy:
- City-wide swearing in ceremony and reception
- Orientation, professional development, and training opportunities
- Career development and networking
- 2+ service projects/year
- Governor's Conference on Volunteering in Flagstaff
- AmeriCorps gear (t-shirt/polo/pin or patch)
You may serve in AmeriCorps the equivalent of two full-years of service.
How to Apply:
My AmeriCorps: This site allows you to manage your AmeriCorps experience. Register, submit a profile, and apply for the position you seek on My AmeriCorps listed under UA Wildcat Corps. You must also respond to any offers received through My AmeriCorps. You will also exit and request your Segal Education Award through My AmeriCorps.
Set up an Interview
- Interview both with the Host Agency and the UA Wildcat Corps Coordinator(s).
- Your resume and references should be entered in My AmeriCorps by the time of the interview.
- If selected, you will be required to complete UA Employee forms and provide transcrips and I-9 identification. A background check with fingerprints is also required
Upon successful completion of AmeriCorps service, you are eligible to receive a Segal Ed Award. This link provides information on how to access your award.