Equal Heart is recruiting individuals to serve as AmeriCorps members to reduce hunger, provide engagement for youth, promote job readiness, and support environmental education. In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps Members receive a bi-weekly living allowance and an end-of-term education award.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Qualified applicants are screened and interviewed by both Equal Heart and a partner agency before any formal offer is made. To apply, complete this application.
Requirements: Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:
✔ Available for the entire duration of the program
✔ 17 years old or older by program start date
✔ U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
✔ Commitment to serve the community!
Summer only positions require a 35-40 hours a week commitment. All other positions require a commitment from 20 to 40 hours a week, depending on the position.
Thank you for your interest but currently there are no open positions.
What is your availablity?*(Example: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm)
What is the earliest date you are available to begin serving?*
Have you served as an AmeriCorps member before?*
Have you ever served an AmeriCorps Term with Equal Heart?*
Search by cell phone, email or user name:
Are you applying to serve at the same Program Site you served at in your previous term?
Number of terms:
Did you complete all terms successfully? If no, why not?*
I. Applicant Information
Full Legal Name (N/A for no middle name):*
Date of Birth*:
Are you a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident?*DACA or Temporary Permanent Resident not eligible
Do you have a Driver’s License?*
Do you drive your own car?*
Do you speak Spanish?*
Other Languages Spoken:
How did you hear about the position?*
Please list one professional reference. Professional references are teachers, professors, past employers.*
Please list one personal reference. Some examples of personal references are coaches, counselors, pastors, neighbors.*
Education: Check the highest level of education that you have completed by the time you are planning to serve in AmeriCorps.*
List all schools after high school that you attended, including trade or technical schools, military training and employment training programs. If you have not attended anything after high school, please list the name of the high school you attended. *
IV. Work Experience/Extracurricular Activities
Please list your previous work experience beginning with your most recent position. If you have no work experience, please list extracurricular activities, volunteer work, or other leadership roles you have taken on.
Title / Position*
Title / Position
Please complete the following essay questions. Applications with insufficient essays will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed. Essay questions below.
Describe how you have reached out to help others and/or how you have been involved in your own community. Explain why you decided to serve or get involved, and what you learned or how it made you feel.*
When individuals who are selected to serve with Texas Service Corps withdraw before or during their term of service, it dramatically affects the ability of an organization to fulfill its mission to support people in times of adversity. In three to five sentences, please briefly describe a situation when you were a part of a long-term commitment. Describe the challenge and expectations. What was your action? What were the results?*
Additional skills or experience that may be helpful in evaluating your application.
VI. Legal Information
Are you currently on probation or been convicted for any criminal offense other than minor traffic violations?
* Please note that a FBI background check will be run prior to service.
If Yes, please explain:
The AmeriCorps application process requires a three-part National Service Criminal History Check. This background check requires a search of the (1) National Sex Offenders Website, (2) a state repository check through your current state of service and if applicable, a state repository check through your current state of residence and (3) a FBI fingerprint background check.
By typing my name in the space below and submitting electronically, I consent to the AmeriCorps program to complete the above-mentioned criminal background checks. I am aware that my identity must be verified with a government issued photo ID. I understand the results of these checks will be kept confidential, but could affect my eligibility to serve in AmeriCorps with Texas Service Corps. I am aware that I have the right to review the findings. I certify that all the statements made in this application, including verification of high school diploma or equivalency are true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Misinformation or omission of information could result in disqualification or termination as an AmeriCorps member. I understand that any offer to serve is contingent upon the results of the required three-part check and proof of my citizenship status and age.
For parent or guardian of applicants under 18 years of age – By typing my name in the space below and submitting electronically, I certify I have reviewed this application, and I authorize my son/daughter/legal ward to apply and, if selected, to participate in AmeriCorps.