AMERICORPS

Become an AmeriCorps Member Volunteer

Through our AmeriCorps ‘Legacy Corps for Veterans and Military Families’ (LCVMF) program, we have the unique opportunity to serve veterans and military family members impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. LCVMF is a project that provides caregiver support services for veterans and military families. It was developed to meet the need for alternative respite care strategies specifically for veteran and military caregivers. The goal in providing caregiver respite is to keep families in their communities longer, postponing or avoiding institutional care completely.

AmeriCorps member volunteers are needed to provide weekly in-home respite care and support to individuals with dementia so their caregivers can take a break. Once trained by AmeriCorps and in dementia care, member volunteers provide in-home non-medical care, companionship, and a variety of activities for persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Member volunteers commit to a year of AmeriCorps service, and they receive a monthly living allowance, student loan forbearance with paid interest, and an educational scholarship upon successful completion of the program. If you are interested in this position, please contact Laura Copeland at copeland@alzheimersproject.org or 850.386.2778 for more information.

Additional Information: https://legacycorps.asu.edu/

Now Recruiting

We are now accepting applications for the new program year! The new year will begin September 1st, but all applications and paperwork must be submitted ahead of time. Please reach out as soon as possible to get this process started.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be 18+ and a US citizen, National or Legal Resident
  • 1-year commitment of 450 hours (about 20% will be training hours)
  • Pass a 2 background screenings and National Sex Offender check
  • Must have reliable transportation, proof of insurance, and a personal cell phone

Member Benefits

  • Monthly living allowance of $150
  • Loan forbearance with paid interest
  • Extensive training and professional development
  • Educational Award for $1,678.57 upon successful completion of program
  • Educational Award can be passed on to a family member for volunteers 55+

Become an AmeriCorps Volunteer!

If you are interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member volunteer, please visit https://americorps.gov/join to complete the application. The link below provides detailed instructions for the online application process. It is important that you select the Legacy Corps Program that has Laura Copeland’s name attached to it. 

Download the online AmeriCorps Application Instructions >

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