2021-2022 VHCB AmeriCorps Program Year
Letter of Intent Due: May 3rd, 2021
Applications Due: May 12th, 2021
Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps). Please read the following information regarding hosting a VHCB AmeriCorps member and the application process.
Letter of Intent
By May 3rd, 2021, please submit a brief letter of intent to apply to Francis Sharpstene at @email. The letter should include:
- The number of positions your organization is interested in hosting.
- A brief overview of the duties each position will entail.
- Name and contact information for person who will supervise the member(s).
A letter of Intent is NOT required for applications submitted on or prior to May 3rd.
By May 12th, 2021 5:00 pm, please complete the following Application materials to host VHCB AmeriCorps Members and return to Francis Sharpstene by email. A complete application consists of the Host Site Application, a Position Description using the 21-22 AmeriCorps Position Description Template, and a Risk Assessment. Additionally a New Supervisor Assessment is required for new sites or changes in Supervision.
- Host Site Application
- Position Description (must use this template and return as a Word Doc. Do not edit an old Position Description from a previous year, old position description templates are outdated and will not work)
- Risk Assessment
- New Supervisor Assessment (only required for new supervisors)
This application should be used for all positions that fall within the September ‘21 – August ‘22 period, including 2022 Spring and summer-only positions.
Program Year Information
The upcoming program year will begin September 8, 2021 and will end August 12, 2021. Members must attend an AmeriCorps Pre-Service Orientation before beginning service at the host site which will take place September 8-10, 2021. Members will begin service at the Host Site on September 13, 2021.
Please review the following information about hosting a VHCB AmeriCorps Members:
- 2021-2022 VHCB AmeriCorps Slot information
- 2021-2022 VHCB AmeriCorps Performance Goals
- Host Site Selection Guidelines
Proposed member positions should contribute to at least one of our Performance Goals. Note the definitions of terms (e.g. who qualifies as 'economically disadvantaged') and data collection requirements.
The Site Selection Guidelines are available for your reference, which is what we use for partner assessments and the member slot allotment process. Each year we receive more requests for partnership than we have capacity. We give very careful consideration to how slots are allotted. During this process, we may be in contact with you regarding clarification or areas of concern. You can expect to be notified of your request status by late-May. If your organization is awarded a slot, you should be prepared to begin recruiting immediately. Upon award notification, you will receive information about the recruitment process. If your organization is not awarded a slot but it meets all the eligibility criteria, it may be possible to place your organization to our Wait List in the case a slot opens up at a later date.
Please contact Francis Sharpstene, VHCB AmeriCorps Director, with questions at 802-828-3253 or by email to @email.