• American Red Cross, AmeriCorps Member

    Posted: 08/29/2023

    Recent graduate? Veteran? Or looking for an opportunity to explore a new career path? 

    Our AmeriCorps program is looking for passionate individuals who want to make a significant impact on others through public service while gaining meaningful professional experience. 

    AmeriCorps is a short-term, national service opportunity that involves working with non-profit agencies to meet the critical needs of communities. The American Red Cross hosts a multi-state AmeriCorps program that focuses on engaging volunteers and providing emergency readiness education to mitigate risk in vulnerable communities that are disproportionally affected by negative outcomes following a disaster. Our Public Health AmeriCorps (PHA) members dedicate 1,700 hours of service in exchange for leadership and professional development, a modest stipend, and a $6,895 education award.

    Work locationFairbanks AK. This is an in-person role with regional travel 
    Main duties 
    • Identify and conduct outreach within the communities we serve and at partner locations to recruit a diverse pool of volunteers 
    • Complete and assist volunteers in navigating the onboarding process to engage as a Red Cross volunteer
    • Support communities through the delivery of preparedness presentations and hands-only CPR instruction 
    • Support the recovery of individuals impacted by public health and disaster-related emergencies 


    • Must be able to serve approximately 40+ hours per week between 9/18/2023 to 7/26/2024 
    • Minimum of 18 years old 
    • Able to pass a criminal background check 
    • Holds a High School Diploma or GED 
    • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident 
    • Possess a valid driver’s license 
    • Applicants who currently reside outside of Alaska should be prepared to relocate if selected for the position 
    Desirable Qualities                                                                                         
    • Experience working with volunteers 
    • Willingness to serve outside of regular business hours, including evenings and weekends 
    • Strong leadership and communication skills, capable of collaborating with diverse groups of people both digitally and in-person 
    • Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple, competing priorities and deadlines 
    • Team-oriented and willing to help others without being directed to do so 
    • Passionate about community outreach and education to build resiliency 
    • Excellent ability to navigate problems with energy and a positive attitude, flexible when priorities change  
    • Process driven and able to navigate different virtual platforms/technology 
    • Previous experience as a Red Cross or youth volunteer is a plus 
    • Bilingual language skills are not required, but highly desired 


    • Invaluable experience with a nationally and internationally respected organization
    • The opportunity to build your network and accrue professional development skills including communication, project management, leadership ability and interpersonal effectiveness
    • Extensive opportunities for Red Cross and Public Health training  
    • bi-weekly stipend of $869.57, paid every other Friday
    • Upon successful completion, a $6,895.00 education award to pay off student loans or towards new education costs
    • Health care and dental coverage - we cover the monthly premiums
    • May qualify for student loan forbearance for federal student loans and child care assistance
    • May qualify for SNAP benefits (approx. $200-$250 per month towards food)
    For more information on service through AmeriCorps, visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/what-americorps

    NON-DISCRIMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE: This program’s recruitment is conducted without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, gender, religion or political affiliation.