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Special Olympics Michigan AmeriCorps - Multiple Locations
 
 
 
The Special Olympics Michigan AmeriCorps mission is to break down barriers to good health for individuals with ID. Members will gain valuable experience facilitating high-quality, research-based programs aimed at tackling the health disparity faced by people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Members will do that by leading programs that focus on inclusive sport and play activities for participants ages 2-7 with and without ID (Young Athletes) or leading health and wellness programs for adults and young adults with ID (SOMIFit). Members will also conduct Family Health Forums and orientation on joining local Special Olympics sports and competition programs with the goal of helping participants maintain a lifestyle of physical activity and social inclusion. Members will recruit volunteers to serve alongside them in facilitating programming and in volunteer roles that increase the capacity of local area programs to have athletes. Members will receive training in a variety of areas to support service activities. Current service locations: Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Flint, Mount Pleasant. Enrollment involves a three-quarter-time (32 hours/week) or half-time (24 hours/week) commitment to serve, with various start dates available. NOTE: Service activities may be partially or fully remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is subject to change as new guidance is issued. Email your resume and cover letter to the Program Director and include the locality you would prefer to serve within the cover letter.
 
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Member Duties : Members will serve as health coaches leading small groups and classes through established curriculum. Members will plan and lead program sessions. There are two service tracks available: Young Athletes (serves children with and without ID ages 2-7 with sport and play programming) and SOMIFit (serves adults and young adults with ID with fitness/wellness programming). Members will additionally conduct, track, and submit data collection on participant attendance and outcomes. Each host site will utilize members in unique ways to deliver programming that engages their communities. Members will participate in scheduled AmeriCorps days of service, trainings, and professional development. SOMI AmeriCorps requires a strong work ethic, an open mind, and advocacy for children and adults with ID. No prior experience in coaching or teaching is necessary. Special Olympics Michigan AmeriCorps supports members with comprehensive training and on-site mentorship.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Special Olympics Michigan AmeriCorps - Multiple Locations

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   06/30/2022

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations MICHIGAN  

Accepting Applications
From  04/29/2021  To  09/30/2021 

Contact Sara Galik
160 68th St SW
Grand Rapids   MI   49548
6165831202
americorps@somi.org
www.somi.org

Listing ID 103654


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