Notre Dame Mission Volunteers

Religious Affiliation

Catholic

Address

5405 Loch Raven Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21239

Phone

(410) 532-6864

Overview

NDMVA creates holistic educational programs for at-risk children and adults in economically disadvantaged communities. We target children in Head Start and school settings as well as adults who are high school dropouts in need of GED, literacy, or parenting skills. Our volunteers are recruited from the local communities and from college campuses nationwide. To further our goals, we develop service partnerships with groups and individuals in the public and private sectors.

Our members work to empower the economically disadvantaged and oppressed through education and personal hands-on support. They tutor children and adults (literacy, GED, and ESL), organize after-school enrichment activities, model and teach conflict resolution and parental effectiveness, and involve community professionals in the learning process.

We seek to build community among our members, as well as the people with whom we work. Currently, our members come from 20 states and myriad racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our multicultural, ecumenical group is bound together by common ideals of service, educational empowerment, community building, and a desire to translate spiritual values into action.

Currently, our members come from myriad racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our multicultural, ecumenical group is bound together by common ideals of service, educational empowerment, community building, and a desire to translate spiritual values into action.

Application Deadline

Rolling. Begin accepting applications in February.

Program Term

11 months September-July

Locations

Twenty domestic cities and four international countries

Funding and Benefits

Stipend

Bi-weekly over the 11 months term. The pre-tax figure for 2013-2014 is $12,100.

Fundraising

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AmeriCorps Education Awards

Upon completion of an 11 month service term, AmeriCorps members receive a taxable education award of $5,550 (2013-14 service year). The education award can be applied to qualified student loans or future education at a Title IV institution. To learn more about the education award and the National Trust, please go to NDA’s site or AmeriCorps’ page on the subject.

Loan Forbearance

Members of NDA are eligible for forbearance of federal student loans during their term of service. This means that while a member is serving, he or she does not make payments on his or her qualifying loans. In addition, the National Trust will pay the interest that accrues on the loan at the end of the term of service.

Housing

Provided.

Intentional living community

Currently, the cities that offer community living are Boston, MA; Baltimore, MD; San Francisco/Redwood City, CA; Watsonville, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Hartford/New Haven, CT; and Apopka, FL.

Each group shapes their own living experience. Members should approach community living with an open mind and a willingness to engage with others about what form community will take.

Board

Covered under stipend

Travel and Transportation

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Health Insurance

We provide optional healthcare while you serve with NDA. The health insurance is through a partnership with the Corps Network and Summit America.

Other benefits

NDA members may also be eligible for childcare benefits. AmeriCorps CARE pays up to the state’s local market rate for childcare fees and reimburses the member’s caregiver. Members must select a legal caregiver as determined by the state. For more information about childcare benefits visit the Gap Solutions website. To qualify for childcare assistance, members must fall into a certain income bracket determined by the state.

Mission and Distinctives

Notre Dame-AmeriCorps, believes that education is the fundamental tool in the struggle of the poor for human dignity, self-esteem, and self-determination. We seek to build community among our members, as well as the people with whom we work by reaching out across culture and class. We are committed to helping people help themselves. Our goal is to promote and encourage education, community empowerment, leadership development and multicultural harmony.

Requirements

We invite applications from individuals who are over 21 and have work experience or a college education. A high school diploma is required unless the applicant is enrolled in a GED program while serving and completes his or her GED by the end of the year of service.

Applicants should also possess:

  • The willingness to spend a year in the service of others.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptive, and work on a team.
  • U.S. citizenship or be a lawful permanent resident alien.
  • Commitment to serve as a full-time volunteer for 11 months.

Locations

Domestic

Apopka, FL (Orlando area)

Atlanta, GA

Baltimore,MD

Bend, OR

Boston, MA

Boulder, CO

Chicago, IL

Cincinnati, OH

Dayton, OH

Hartford, CT

Los Angeles, CA

New Orleans, LA

Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix, AZ

Rochester, NY

San Francisco, CA

Seattle, WA

Washington, DC

Watsonville, CA

Wilmington, DE

International

Peru, Nigeria, Haiti and Brazil