The Green River Area Development District is currently seeking members for its Senior Connections AmeriCorps Program.
Our mission is to place and have members serve at non-profit, faith-based, and public agencies offering services to senior citizens in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Webster and Union counties.
Members serve a minimum of 1,700 hours from September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.
Members receive a living allowance of $16,000 and an education award of $6,345. Health Insurance and Child Care is available for those who qualify.
If you are interested in serving and giving back to your community, please click here to complete the application
AmeriCorps members are placed with non-profit, faith based, and community based agencies where they help with home delivered meals, congregate meals, food pantries, as well as the annual ‘Feed Seniors Now’ food drive. Members also provide socialization through friendly visits, telephone reassurance, employment assistance, disaster preparedness, and a wide range of site-based activities and services.
Our partner service sites include: Senior Citizen Centers, Senior Living Facilities, Hospice organizations, Career Centers, Housing Authorities, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Family Caregiver Program, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and public safety agencies that play a role in disaster preparedness.
Qualified host agencies can sponsor AmeriCorps members for a cash match of $5,250. These funds cover administration, travel, training, and insurance.
Members serve a minimum of 1,700 hours of community service with an assigned service site; roughly equal to full-time employment for a year. The program starts on September 1st each year, with member recruitment beginning in July; however, applications may be submitted any time. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have necessary legal documents for employment and pass three background checks. We want half of our members each year to be age 55 or older. There is no upper age limit.
AmeriCorps programs are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for National Community Service and through the state commission Serve Kentucky.
The Serve Kentucky website has information on other programs in the Commonwealth.
For more information on the AmeriCorps family of programs go to AmeriCorps.gov.