Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps). Please read the following information regarding hosting a VHCB AmeriCorps member and the application process.
The upcoming program year will begin September 9th, 2019 and will end August 14th, 2020. Members must attend an AmeriCorps Pre-Service Orientation before beginning service at the host site which will take place September 9th - 11th, 2019. Members will begin service at the Host Site on September 12th.
Please review the following information sheet for the requirements of hosting a VHCB AmeriCorps Members: 2019-2020 VHCB AmeriCorps Slot information
To apply, please complete the following Application to host AmeriCorps Members and return to Francis Sharpstene at francis [at] vhcb.org by April 30th, 2019 5:00 pm. A complete application consist of the Host Site Application, a Position Description using the AmeriCorps Position Description Template, Supervisor Assessment Form (only required for new supervisors), and a Risk Assessment.
- 1) Host Site Application
- 2) Position Description (must use this template and return as a Word Doc. Do not use a Position Description from a previous year)
- 3) New Supervisor Assessment (only required to be submitted once per supervisor)
- 4) Risk Assessment
The 2019-2020 application should be used for all positions that fall within this period including 2020 summer-only positions.
Prior to completing the application, please review each of the following documents:
- 2019-2020 VHCB AmeriCorps Slot information
- 2019-20 VHCB AmeriCorps Performance Goals
- Performance Goals Guidance (Includes info for each Primary focus area)
- Host Site Selection Guidelines
Proposed member positions should contribute to at least one of our Performance Goals. As you consider the member position, please refer to the Performance Goals Guidance that correlates with the position focus area (e.g. Housing Placement, Land Stewarded, and Environmentally Conscious Education). Note the definitions of terms (e.g. who qualifies as 'economically disadvantaged') and data collection requirements.
The Site Selection Guidelines is available for your reference, which is what we use for partner assessments and the member slot allotment process. Each year we receive more requests for partnership than we have capacity. We give very careful consideration to where slots are allotted. During this process, we may be in contact with you regarding clarification or areas of concern. You can expect to be notified of your request status by mid-May. If your organization is awarded a slot, you should be prepared to begin recruiting immediately. Upon award notification, you will receive information about the recruitment process. If your organization is not awarded a slot but it meets all the eligibility criteria, it may be possible to place your organization to our Wait List in the case a slot opens up at a later date.
Please contact Francis Sharpstene, VHCB AmeriCorps Director, with questions at 802-828-3253 or francis [at] vhcb.org.