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Current Openings 


Faith in Youth - AmeriCorps Members

We are now recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve at our partner sites for the 2015-2016 school year.

Responsibilities Include:

¨     Mentor at-risk middle school aged youth, in one-on-one and small group settings.

¨     Develop and oversee activities of mentoring programs, including selecting neighborhood sites, ensuring sufficient volunteers, monitoring matches and recording attendance.

¨     Recruit students for programs.

¨     Recruit, screen, and monitor volunteers.

¨     Coordinate an annual community-service project for youth.

¨     Accurate reporting and recording of interaction with youth.

¨     Maintain regular communication with the parents and teachers of the children involved.

¨     Attend training and professional development activities, including Member Celebration.


Please send resume and direct questions to Scott Baumgartner, AmeriCorps Program Director (Good Samaritan Ministries, 513 E 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423 - (616) 392-7159 or or apply online using the link below.

For a full job description, click here.
Click here to apply online.


Housing Search and Information Specialist AmeriCorps Member

The role of the AmeriCorps Member through Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessness (CTEH) AmeriCorps Program will be to provide support to Good Samaritan Ministries’ intake staff and case managers. Specifically, by increasing capacity in connecting individuals or families facing homelessness or housing crisis to appropriate resources.

Essential Member Responsibilities Include:

• Assist with intakes to assess the housing needs of that client via phone and in person
• Assist with initial applications/re-certification for HCV Waitlist as part of initial housing
• Assess housing barriers for the client/work to identify and develop the best strategy and
action steps for achieving their desired outcome
• Create/update lists of available housing or property managers for the clients to consider
• Connect clients with necessary funds to pay for security deposits, rental fees, or utility
• Assist clients with coordinating transportation and/or assist with transportation to view
potential housing locations
• Maintain/develop relationships with local landlords and property managers
• Receive training for/conduct Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and /or Habitability housing
• Assist with independent living skills support related to addressing income and housing
stabilization needs
• Gather and disperse food and clothing donations to clients
• Facilitate delivery of needed household items to clients who receive housing
• Generate information materials for clients, such as newsletters/pamphlets/etc.
• Provide follow-up support services as needed
• Receive training for/utilize HMIS to track Client Self-Sufficiency in the areas of
• Collaborate with Home Maintenance Educator for Volunteer Recruitment opportunities and
conduct pre- and post-surveys tracking change in knowledge

Please send inquires and/or requests for consideration Rosie Daly, HART Coordinator (, Good Samaritan Ministries, 513 E 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423)

For a full job description, click here.

Deadline: August 7, 2015



Circles Allies Needed (Volunteer)

Circles helps low income families move from financial stability – where they are just getting by week to week– to financial mobility – where they are able to rise above poverty. Circles brings families of diverse incomes together in an effort to help low income families achieve their goal. Circle Allies are community members who believe Circle Leaders can achieve their goals. They build positive relationships with Circle Leaders and offer encouragement and support as the Leader works to achieve his or her economic aspirations.

For a full description of this opportunity, click here.
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Good Samaritan Ministries
513 East 8th Street | Suite 25 | Holland, MI 49423
P: (616) 392-7159 | F: (616) 392-5889 |