AmeriCorps collaborates with West Valley Health Equity to deliver high-quality healthcare services. AmeriCorps volunteers commit a year to reside with pregnant and parenting women who were previously homeless but are now residing in a nurturing environment at West Valley Health Equity in Phoenix, Arizona.

Utilizing a trauma-informed care approach, AmeriCorps members actively engage in combatting Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and interrupting the relentless cycle of poverty. At West Valley Health Equity, AmeriCorps participants play a pivotal role in the transformation of lives, fostering hope, love, community support, and a strong commitment to servant leadership.

This position is exclusively open to women due to its live-in nature.

Service Dates

  • Female-only applicants

  • High school diploma required
  • College degree or equivalent life experience preferred

  • Drivers license preferred

  • Ideally candidates are 21 years of age and older

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.

  • Flexibility/Adaptability

  • Emotional maturity

  • Resilience

  • Empathy

  • Accepting of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and customs

  • Open to growth during challenging situations

  • Willing to live in community with fellow moms and AmeriCorps service members.

Welcome to the WV Health Equity AmeriCorps Program!

Join our dedicated team of AmeriCorps members and WV Health Equity staff in making a difference in the lives of moms and babies.

As part of our nonprofit’s program, you have the opportunity to take on various responsibilities that help create a safe and nurturing environment for our residents.

Responsibilities Include:

Working as a Team:
Collaborate with other AmeriCorps members and WV Health Equity staff to provide holistic support to our residents. Both teams will be important in providing crucial needs for our moms like mental health and other needs. Together, we can make a lasting impact on their lives.

Emergency Response:
Be prepared to handle emergencies, crises, and conflicts within the home. Your quick thinking and problem-solving skills will ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents.

Administrative Roles:
Take initiative in one of our administrative roles: House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Donations/House Operations Coordinator, or Programs Coordinator. Through these positions, you will play a vital role in organizing and managing various aspects of our program.

Community Engagement:
Plan and participate in community functions, including celebrations, house outings, weekly house meetings, Maggie’s Place community events, and AmeriCorps community events. As part of our team, you will help create a sense of belonging and connection within the community.

Transportation Support:
Provide transportation for moms and babies to and from WV Health Equity community events and requested appointments. By offering this essential service, you can ensure our residents have access to the resources and support they need.

Daytime and Overnight Coverage:
Be available for daytime and overnight house coverage, which may include responding to phone calls, welcoming visitors, offering tours, receiving donations, assisting residents with move-ins or move-outs, and responding to immediate needs. Your presence will provide a nurturing environment for our residents.

Safe and Welcoming Environment:
Create a home environment where everyone feels safe, welcomed, and respected. By fostering a supportive atmosphere, you can help our residents thrive and build a strong foundation for their future through community care.

Serving as Mobility Mentors:
As part of our program, you will serve as Mobility Mentors, modeling skills and capabilities that empower moms to respond adaptively to adversity and develop resiliency. Your guidance and support will be instrumental in their journey towards self-sufficiency.

Supporting Substance Abuse Recovery:
Support moms in their recovery from substance abuse, including opioid addiction. Through one-on-one coaching, address risk factors common to addiction and provide the tools and resources needed for their successful recovery.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of moms and babies. We are so much more than just a homeless shelter or a women’s shelter. Together, we can empower them to overcome challenges and build a brighter future. Take the first step and become part of our incredible team today.

Empowering Change.
Transforming Lives.

Join our AmeriCorps program today and gain access to a wide range of member benefits designed to support and enhance your experience while making a positive impact on your community. As an AmeriCorps member, you will not only receive valuable training but also be rewarded with various perks that will ensure your well-being and growth throughout your service term (or gap year).

Monthly Living Stipend: Enjoy a generous monthly living stipend of $1,375.17, allowing you to cover your basic expenses while dedicating yourself to meaningful service.

Room and Board: Rest assured knowing that your housing and meals are fully taken care of, so you can focus on making a difference in the lives of those you serve.

Optional Health Insurance: We understand the importance of your health. Choose to enroll in our optional health insurance plan, ensuring you are covered and cared for during your service term.

We train you so you gain valuable skills and knowledge through our comprehensive training program. Our members receive training in trauma-informed care, train to help moms overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), conflict de-escalation and resolution, best practices for working with vulnerable populations, substance use prevention and interventions, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support, and infant safety and development and more to help our moms mental health journey.

Biannual AmeriCorps Retreats: Connect with fellow members and recharge during our biannual AmeriCorps retreats. These events provide an opportunity to reflect, learn, and build supportive relationships with other passionate individuals like yourself.

Vacation Days & Personal Time: Take time to relax and recharge with vacation days and personal time off. We believe in the importance of work-life balance and encourage our members to prioritize their well-being.

Access to Day Off House: Our program provides access to a day off house where you can unwind, recharge, and engage in recreational activities during your downtime.

Access to Community Vehicles: Enjoy the convenience of access to our community vehicles for transportation needs, making it easier for you to carry out your service effectively.

Individual Counseling & Group Processing Sessions: We understand the challenges that can arise during your service term. That’s why we offer opportunities for individual counseling and group processing sessions to ensure your emotional well-being is supported.

Childcare Assistance (Applicable to Live-Out Members): If you are eligible and a live-out member, we provide assistance with childcare to ensure you can fully participate in the program without worrying about your children’s well-being.

Segal Education Award: Upon completion of your service term, you will receive a Segal Education Award. This award can be used to further your education or pay off existing student loans, opening doors for your future endeavors. For more information on the Segal Education Award and amount totals click here

Thank you!

Are you ready to empower change? Join now to start your journey with West Valley Health Equity

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