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May 25, 2018

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Several AmeriCorps Positions in Oswego County

OSWEGO COUNTY - Oswego AmeriCorps is recruiting to fill summer positions that will help children and youth have healthier futures by providing fitness activities and nutrition education. Some AmeriCorps members will manage youth or adult volunteers and others will provide housing services for economically disadvantaged individuals.

Applications are currently being accepted for 300-hour summer positions to work with youth and/or volunteers. Members spend the summer helping their community while earning a paycheck and an education award. For the 300-hour summer positions, members receive a total of $2,208 in living allowance paid through bi-weekly pay checks. When the term of service is completed, the member also receives an education award of $1,252 that can be used for tuition or student loans at qualified institutions.

AmeriCorps applicants must be at least 17 years old and have a high school diploma or GED, or be working to achieve one of those. Each site can have additional work experience and education requirements for applicants.

Positions are available at these locations: Camp Foundations in Oswego; Camp Hollis Day Camp in Oswego; Camp Zerbe in Williamstown; Constantia Recreation at the Taft Bay Park; Fulton City Parks; Fulton Family YMCA; Harborfest in Oswego; Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Nutrition Services at Hamilton Homes in Oswego; Oswego Bookmobile; Oswego City Parks; Pulaski Public Library; USTA Tennis; and the Youth Bureau Springboard Mural Project/Little Free Libraries.

Oswego AmeriCorps also has openings for 450- and 900-hour positions to provide housing services to economically disadvantaged individuals and families. These are located at Catholic Charities in Fulton, the Department of Social Services in Mexico, and Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) in Oswego. For OCO positions, applicants must have a driver's license and access to reliable transportation.

The living allowance for a 450-hour position is $3,312 and the education award is $1,566. For a 900-hour position, the living allowance is $6,627 and the education award is $2,960.

For more information or for an application, visit the Oswego County AmeriCorps Web site at http://www.oswegocounty.com/youth/Americorps.html or contact AmeriCorps Program Coordinator Christopher Metz of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 315-349-3451 or christopher.metz@oswegocounty.com.

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