Do you have a heart for service and want to make a difference in the life of a veteran or military family member?
Applications are now being accepted to join the Legacy Corps Volunteer Team, providing support to veteran and military family caregivers in the Treasure Valley.
Legacy Corps is an award-winning national service project focused on growing the availability of volunteer-based caregiver support for veterans and military families.
Legacy Corps volunteers are matched with three families to provide weekly companionship visits. Volunteer service hours may also include Powerful Tools for Caregivers Instructor certification and/or assisting in group social respite programs for people with age related conditions. Volunteers receive extensive training, on-going support and supervision, a monthly living allowance, and an education award.
Volunteers commit to 450 hours of service from November 1, 2018 – October 31, 2019, averaging 10-12 hours of service per week. Up to 90 of these hours may be in training; twenty hours of pre-service training and monthly trainings throughout the year. Volunteers may create training opportunities specific to professional and academic goals.
In exchange, volunteers will receive a living allowance of $167/month and an education award of $1,612.43 upon completion of service year. Volunteers age 55 and older may gift their education award to a child or grandchild.
Legacy Corps is a program of Jannus, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Legacy Corps volunteers must have at least 2.5 week days available to participate. Volunteers must successfully complete a background check, have reliable transportation, access to a computer and be available to attend pre-service and monthly trainings in Boise.
Contact Lisa Underwood at 208-947-4284 or visit www.jannus.org/legacy-corps to learn more!