Long-Term Service Opportunities

AmeriCorps and National Volunteer Corps

Boys Hope Girls Hope has over 20 years experience offering year-long volunteer and AmeriCorps opportunities. We are a proud participant in the Federal AmeriCorps Program, and we are a member of Catholic Volunteer Network.

AmeriCorps Go! Team
Go! Team Members support Boys Hope Girls Hope's efforts to assist youth ages 10-18 who have a desire for educational achievement but must overcome significant obstacles such as poverty, abuse or neglect, neighborhood violence, homelessness, or other risk factors. AmeriCorps members' efforts will ensure that volunteers and the community are engaged in the important work of moving children in their communities from poverty to self-sufficiency. In coordination with other Go! Team members and BHGH staff, the Go! Team Member will be assigned a project site where he or she will work to ensure BHGH Scholars are accruing the skills, confidence and aspirations necessary to achieve college enrollment. Activities will focus on academic preparation, college counseling, co-curricular learning and the development of ongoing opportunities for scholars to better understand cultural diversity through service-learning projects. Additional resources will include boosting parental involvement in scholar activities and encouraging community collaboration. AmeriCorps Members specialize in one of four areas: Academic Coaching, College Exploration, My Road Coaching and Community Resource Coordination.

An Academic Coach supports our scholars through tutoring, coaching, and providing supplemental instruction in the areas of literacy, mathematics and science. Members assigned to this role can also train and support volunteer tutors and coordinate tutor activities with the classroom and school-designed interventions.

A My Road Coach assists scholars, staff and community to plan, implement, and complete Boys Hope Girls Hope activities and reflections. Members contributing to this focus area may work with scholars individually but will also plan and deliver My Road related content across the program or to smaller groups of scholars by grade level or activity area.

A College Coach supports junior and senior scholars in the pre- and post-college acceptance processes: college identification, admission, selection, and transition into school. Although the primary focus of this role is junior and senior scholars, College Coaches may also plan and coordinate college-preparatory activities for younger scholars.

A Community Resource Coordinator creates and sustains infrastructure for volunteer engagement across an affiliate’s operations.
Benefits for full-time members include an annual living stipend of $12,530 (paid every other week over the year of service), training, health insurance, loan forbearance on qualifying student loans and an education award of $5,645 upon successful completion of service. Housing, transportation and relocation costs are not provided.

Our current openings are below.
Go! Team: Academic Coach- Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati
Go! Team: Community Resource Coordinator- Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati
Go! Team: My Road Coach- Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati
Go! Team: College Coach- Boys Hope Girls Hope Northeastern Ohio
Go! Team: Academic Coach- Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco
Go! Team: Community Resource Coordinator- Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco

If you are interested in learning more please contact, Caitlin Thompson at caitlin.thompson@bhgh.org.

National Volunteer Corps

National Volunteer Corps Members live in our homes and work with the youth they serve. They are asked to make a full-time, 12 month commitment. The focus of the Corps is service, educational support, and academic success. Areas of service include:

• Instructional support: tutoring or monitoring study time, collaborating with tutors, and developing and monitoring academic improvement plans
• Creating stronger bonds with schools: attending parent/teacher meetings and open houses, communicating with teachers
• Promoting intellectual enrichment: planning essential experiences, implementing community service activities, and assessing learning styles
• Living as a member of the home community: sharing meals, discussing spiritual growth, joining in house activities

Members receive a bi-weekly living allowance of $150 plus room and board, health insurance, travel, and training. Positions typically start in the summer but can also start later in the fall or in January.

For more information, please contact Maureen Hoeft at mhoeft@bhgh.org.

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