The AmeriCorps National Preparedness and Response Corps (A*NPRC) is now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 program year. The member term will begin on August 4, 2019 and end on June 19, 2019. The deadline for receiving applications varies by location but will generally be no later than June 30, 2019.
A*NPRC is a national direct program sponsored by the American National Red Cross and funded by an AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The mission of the A*NPRC is to provide vital emergency assistance to communities affected by disaster and increase preparedness in the areas of greatest need before disasters strike by recruiting, training and supporting adults who will provide integrated community outreach and education through Red Cross service activities.
A full-time commitment is required. In return, full-time A*NPRC members receive a bi-weekly living allowance, extensive Red Cross training, health care coverage and an education award of $4,725.00 upon successful completion of the program.
The A*NPRC program is currently recruiting candidates available to serve full-time at American Red Cross chapters in the following locations:
Santa Barbara, California
San Francisco, California
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Louis, Missouri
New York, New York
Charlotte, North Carolina
Candidates for the AmeriCorps National Preparedness and Response Corps must:
- Be available full-time (at least 40 hours per week) including occasional weekend/evening hours;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Possess a current and valid drivers license;
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful, permanent resident alien of the United States;
- Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent;
- Be able to pass a criminal history and sex offender registry background check;
- Complete 1,700 hours of service during the program year to be eligible for the education award;
- Be able to mobilize on disaster assignments for 21 days at a time with little advance notice;
If you are interested in applying for A*NPRC positions for the 2008-2009 program term, please complete an application indicating the location of choice. It is strongly recommended that applications be sent to the participating chapter(s) no later than June 30, 2019.
For more information, please e-mail the chapter contact provided on the last page of the application or National Headquarters staff members Berneta Ellis or Meghan McGoldrick.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at www.redcrosschat.org.