Wednesday, June 10, 2009

American Red Cross is hiring for AmeriCorps positions

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nikki Williams 513.579.3910

June 8, 2009 After Hours: 513.579.3000

Red Cross accepting applications for AmeriCorps positions

Service Begins September 2009

CINCINNATI, OH, June 8, 2009 – The Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American is accepting applications for up to 31 full-time and part-time positions for the next AmeriCorps service year beginning in Sept. 2009.

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old; a US citizen or legal resident; have a high school diploma; a valid driver’s license and be available to complete a 10 to 12 month assignment. Compensation includes a stipend up to $11,400 for full-time service and $6,035 for part-time assignments and an Education Award of $4,725 for full-time service and $2,362.50 for a part-time assignment to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. Additional benefits may include health care coverage through an AmeriCorps provider and child care assistance. Additionally, the Corporation for National and Community Service will pay any interest accrued on qualified student loans during term of service.

At the American Red Cross, AmeriCorps members develop and teach community disaster education; first aid and CPR; help prepare for and respond to local disasters; and work with our shelter program.

Applications for the 2009 AmeriCorps service year must be received no later than July 15, 2009. Position descriptions and application instructions are located at

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll gain new skills and experiences—and you’ll also find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others.

The Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross serves 25 counties in southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and Indiana. Red Cross volunteers responded to over 700 incidents last year and provided CPR, first aid and water safety training to over 200,000 people. The Chapter continues to grow and remain strong within the community.

For more information please visit our website, or call 513-579-3910.

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The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The Cincinnati Area Chapter serves a 25-county area in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.

American Red Cross and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati - partners in fundraising.

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