NOTE: Please go to our new and updated OSSC program website at www.osscamericorps.org. All OSSC positions for the upcoming service year are now posted at the new site.
Through direct service and volunteer mobilization, Oregon State Service Corps (OSSC) AmeriCorps members address significant community needs in the areas of disaster preparedness, education, public health, human needs and volunteer coordination.
AmeriCorps members with OSSC perform direct service work within diverse communities across Oregon. They recruit volunteers, help young people and adults prepare for emergencies, lead after school activities that keep kids off the street, teach life skills to at-risk youth, refer low-income families to local resources, teach museum curriculum to elementary students and more.
For the 2014-2015 service year, Oregon State Service Corps offers 57 full-time (1700-hour) and six part-time (900-hour) placements lasting from September through July. Full-time OSSC members receive a taxable stipend of up to $12,100 (members only receive a stipend while serving) and a taxable education award of $5,645 when they complete their service year. Full-time members may also be eligible for health care, childcare and student loan forebearance while serving. Part-time (900-hour) members receive a taxable stipend of up to $6050 (members only receive a stipend while serving) and a taxable education award of $2,822 when they complete their service year. Part-time members may also be eligible for student loan forbearance while serving. All OSSC members receive training in first aid and CPR. Full-time members are trained in disaster response through the Red Cross and can provide up to 80 hours of local/in-state disaster relief.
This program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation or in most instances, religion.
Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. OSSC and its placement sites provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and all OSSC activities are conducted with accessibility in mind.