Snohomish County AmeriCorps Program

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1. Volunteers of America, North Sound 2-1-1 Program and Community Case Management

North Sound 2-1-1 provides over the phone information and referral services to five counties including Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom. 2-1-1 currently maintains a database of over 1000 Human Service Agencies.

The 5 members at these sites will assist caller's needs, provide appropriate referrals based on the information given by the caller. Record calls, summaries, and statistics. Assist in the production of monthly and annual reports for funding

sources as assigned. Occasionally assist in the marketing and sales of products and services of Volunteers of America. Provide information to other agencies by phone, in person, and/or writing.

2. Housing Hope

The vision of Housing Hope is that "every individual aspiring to self-sufficiency should have access to a safe, secure, affordable home." The Self-Help Housing Program allows families with limited incomes to build and own a new home.

The 5 members at this site will assist families in understanding and implementing sustainable building techniques and making their homes as energy efficient as possible. Some positions involve "hands-on" construction work, while others are more research and computer based. See job descriptions for further details.

3. Snohomish County Human Services Department (Energy Assistance and Weatherization Programs)

The Snohomish County Weatherization Program provides low income households with weatherization services and conservation education to help them save money and energy. The program also preserves existing affordable housing stock by making weatherization-related minor home repairs.

The 2 members at this site will educate clients about conservation and energy efficient housing, conduct client surveys, install low-cost/no-cost energy conservation measures in homes, and assist with client outreach services.

4. Washington State University Extension

WSU Snohomish County Extension provides non-credit education around high priority community issues. The natural resources program focuses on issues such as protecting the Puget Sound, forest-stewardship, building youth life skills around environmental education, and adapting to climate change.

The 2 members at this site will be part of the Carbon Masters program to train and supervise volunteers on climate change and mitigation strategies such as reducing energy use.