YSOP engages young people in volunteer
service to hungry and homeless people. Started by Quakers in
1983, YSOP has been a pioneer in service-learning. Last year
3,774 youth participated in YSOP programs, serving over
526,599 people in New York City and Washington, D.C. Our
programs combine hands-on volunteer service with education
on current issues and reflection on the service experience.
Participants come as individuals or with public, independent
and parochial schools or with community and religious youth
The YSOP AmeriCorps
Fellows Program continues our mission of engaging young
people in direct service, while encouraging their
development as the future leaders of non-profit
organizations. YSOP Fellows are involved with every aspect
of our organization and must be able to multi-task, as
Fellows will execute a variety of responsibilities each day.
Fellows lead middle school, high school and college students
on our day-long, overnight and week-long service-learning
programs. Fellows identify and schedule service placements
at service agencies and also encourage reflection on the
volunteer experience. Fellows help organize and prepare for
all aspects of our programs, including contacting guest
speakers, reviewing program evaluations and contacting
upcoming program participants. Fellows maintain YSOP’s
online presence to support participant recruitment with
electronic newsletters, networking websites, various social
media outlets, and the YSOP website.
The YSOP Fellowship offers AmeriCorps
positions. The YSOP Fellows Program requires a one-year
commitment. The Fellowship will start in fall 2013; the
start date is negotiable. YSOP offers $15,000 as a Living
Allowance, a negotiated amount for commutation, and optional
participation in YSOP's medical insurance plan. Fellows also
receive 10 days of vacation and 10 days of medical or
personal leave. Upon completion of 1,700 hours of service,
as well as satisfying YSOP and AmeriCorps program
requirements, YSOP Fellows may be eligible to receive a
$5,350 AmeriCorps Education award from the Corporation of
National and Community Service pending funding and approval.
Enrollment may also permit a Fellow to defer payment of
outstanding student loans for the duration of their YSOP
AmeriCorps service. Being a YSOP Fellow is a full-time
commitment and requires occasional work outside the "normal"
workweek for early morning, evening and weekend programs.
YSOP Fellows typically participate in one overnight program
each month. YSOP Fellows are permitted to work or attend
classes outside of working hours as long as it does not
interfere with their responsibilities at YSOP. Appointment
to the Fellows Program is conditional upon the completion of
a background investigation satisfactory to YSOP and
YSOP Fellows must have a Bachelor’s
degree. YSOP seeks a staff with varied racial, ethnic and
religious backgrounds. We do not discriminate against
persons on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual
orientation, religious affiliation, national origin,
citizenship status or age.
**We are currently accepting
applications for the NY Fellowship position for our
2013-2014 program year. The final deadline for all
application materials is June 5, 2013.
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