FINALLY after writing out 12 different resumes and writing ANOTHER damn cover letter and filling out a HUGE AmeriCorp application....drum roll please.....
I HAVE A JOB!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!
I'm pretty excited about this job, if you can't tell. It's a salaried position with the Youth Volunteer Corp. I'm going to be a Leader of sorts. Basically, I work on several volunteer projects every week with kids 11-18. I organize events and kids, help form a youth advisory board and help write a newsletter, among other things. The people there seem very enthusiastic (which you get at a lot of non-profits) and I'm just super-pumped to start in September.
As for the pay, it's crapola. $11,400 for a year of service. That's what they call it in AmeriCorp. When you say you'll work for them, you basically sign a contract that says you will work for a full year and that you will put in so many hours on the job. I have to put in 1700 hours before Sept. 2, 2009. Then once I do that, I get a $4700 education voucher (which I'm going to use to pay off part of my loans). So that's a huge bonus at the end of the year. PLUS I get paid for mileage to an from the office and to and from job sites. This is a huge bonus as well because from the house that we will be moving into (hopefully), the drive to the office is 25 miles. So I'll be making a 50 mile commute every day (that's going to take an hour each way...wahoo).
I plan on keeping this blog. However, I' m going to write about the job and more personal things on here.
Now, there are biscuits and gravy waiting for me. On that note, I leave!