AmeriCorps at Mary’s Mercy Center

 

On December 23, 2017, Mary’s Mercy Center in San Bernardino held it’s Annual Christmas Party. This event has a huge outcome every year and this year was no different. With over 1,100 children pre-registered to receive gifts, take a picture with Santa, and enjoy a meal with their families, the smiles of all attendees made it evident as to how much good Mary’s Mercy Center does for a struggling community. Over 600 adults and older teenagers also came to the event and were able to get into the Christmas Spirit by also receiving gifts. The AmeriCorps PATH members and many other volunteers from various organizations and schools proudly served the attendees by wrapping presents, serving food, and helping run and organize an additional raffle in which an entire fleet of bikes were raffled off to the huge crowd of excited children. The efforts of Mary’s Mercy Center to provide such an amazing event in the heart of San Bernardino where such a thing is necessary for the community is just one of the many services the hardworking staff at the Center do to serve the homeless and those in need within their own community.

Now Recruiting: Volunteer Parent Coach (900 Hour)

Now recruiting: 900 Hour Volunteer Parent Coach – Applications due Friday, January 5, 2017.

 


 

Are there any benefits to this position?

 

  • Volunteers receive a Monthly Living Allowance for their time
  • Student Loan Deferment and some of the student loan interest paid
  • Education Award at the end of the service term
  • Great experience working with preschool children and community agencies!

What is a Volunteer Parent Coach?

  • Works on an individual basis with families utilizing Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP)

  • Provide support and case management to parents

  • Participate in trainings and other professional growth opportunities

  • Provide the necessary information and referrals to families in need

  • Administer a Pre/Post Skills Assessment to each parent  assigned

  • Enters data and submits reports as instructed in a timely manner

  • Meets with lead agency supervisor and plans delivery of instruction to parent(s)  weekly

  • Represents First 5 San Bernardino and partner agencies during community events

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and some weekends

  • Performs other duties as assigned

What kind of skills do I need?

  • Experience and or interest working with preschool age children
  • Knowledge of Child Development
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience and willingness to work with culturally diverse children and families
  • Knowledge of community resources available to children 0-5 and their families
  • Ability to take initiative and perform duties with little supervision

What are the minimum qualifications?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a high school diploma and 6 units in human/health services related field 6 ECE units can be substituted with an undergraduate degree (AA or Bachelors) and/or work experience in a related field
  • Must be a U.S. citizen of lawful permanent resident
  • Clearance of fingerprint background check with Department of Justice and FBI
  • Clean DMV report and proof of auto insurance

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Join Our Team: Be A Part of First 5 AmeriCorps

Interested in becoming a First 5 AmeriCorps Member?

Learn more about our positions and the benefits. Join our interest list for announcements on position openings in the future.

Are there any benefits to this position?

  • Volunteers receive a Monthly Living Allowance for their time
  • Student Loan Deferment and some of the student loan interest paid
  • Education Award at the end of the service term
  • Great experience working with preschool children and community agencies!

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#ThanksAMillion AmeriCorps!

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First 5 San Bernardino AmeriCorps celebrates AmeriCorps’ 1 million members milestone today, October 7, 2016 – The National Swearing-in Day. AmeriCorps strengthens the impact of our nonprofits in San Bernardino County and across the nation. Join us in celebrating our team and AmeriCorps. We also welcome our new #1of1Million F5AmeriCorps member: Sabrinna!

First 5 AmeriCorps paints a local preschool

First 5 AmeriCorps members create a mural at Westminster Preschool in South Ontario, California.

Wesley Lopez (not pictured), Liliana Perez, Leticia Rivera, and Alex Ruiz make their mark with preschool students at a County of San Bernardino Preschool location. The First 5 San Bernardino AmeriCorps team created a mural with preschoolers and teachers hands on a playground wall that surrounds the children’s play area and a new garden that AmeriCorps also installed on the campus.

See the photos to walk through a day of painting and gardening at the campus with AmeriCorps and Westminster preschoolers.