WHAT IS TCAC COMMUNITY CARES?
AmeriCorps Community Cares is an AmeriCorps State Domestic Peace Corps program, sponsored by Tennessee’s Community Assistance Corporation. Community Cares receives generous support from Volunteer Tennessee, public housing authorities, non profits and faith based agencies to provide home and other supportive services to frail, challenged and disabled citizens. In 2004, Community Cares was nationally recognized by Innovators in Civic Participation, AARP and the Office on Aging as a model senior care program. Yearly, AmeriCorps members are placed at service locations and assist 26,000 clients with a wide array of supportive services that include home and health, transportation, cognitive activities, environmental education and disaster relief.
Terms, Conditions and Benefits
...5 different ways to join AmeriCorps and serve a community in need
Full-time, 52 weeks, 40 hours per week, 2 weeks of personal leave, 10 holidays, $12,100.00 living allowance, serving a minimum of 1700 hours earns you a $5,550.00 educational award, free health insurance and childcare assistance.
Half-time, 52 weeks, 20 hours per week, 2 weeks of personal leave, 10 holidays, $6,050.00 living allowance, serving a minimum of 900 hours earns you a $2,775.00 educational award.
Reduced half-time, 24 weeks, 40 hours per week, 1 week of personal leave, 2 holidays, $5,584.61 living allowance, serving a minimum of 675 hours earns you a $2,114.00 educational award, free health insurance and childcare assistance.
Quarter-time, 22 weeks, 22 hours per week, 24 hours of personal leave time, 1 holiday, $2,950.00 living allowance, serving a minimum of 450 hours earns you a $1,468.00 educational award.
Minimal-time, 10 weeks, 30 hours per week, 8 hours of personal leave time, 1 holiday, $1,986.00 living allowance, serving a minimum of 300 hours earns you a $1,175.00 educational award.
Qualifications to Apply for AmeriCorps:
US Citizen or permanent legal resident, age 17+, clean FBI, TBI and Sex Offender screening, driver license, reliable mode of transportation, ability to commit to a term of service, travel and attend pre-, post-, and in-service training. Applicants must submit photo copies of the following: Birth Certificate, social security card and a photo ID.
Contact Evonne Surber-Green, AmeriCorps Director for more information.
"This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) under AmeriCorps Grant No. 11AFHTN0010006. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, CNCS or the AmeriCorps program."