What is the commitment?

 

Serving with Opportunity Corps is a year-long commitment

As a Opportunity Corps member, you must commit to serving for 11 months (September 2017 to July 2018) and completing 1700 hours of service for full-time members (40 hours/week) throughout the year.  Members are placed in community-based organizations located in the Twin Cities Metro area where they complete their service hour requirements.

Serving with Opportunity Corps is primarily a daytime commitment

Our members support program participants during the week, typically during regular business hours. Your schedule will be fairly consistent throughout the year. Occasional weekend or evening work may be required for trainings, meetings, and/or community service activities.

All Opportunity Corps members go to training

If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to attend trainings. The initial training, called Member Institute, takes place the first day of the service year (September 2017) and will introduce the Opportunity Corps program model. All members will then attend the first two Global Career Development Faciltator (GCDF) training sessions. Members will continue to attend one GCDF training session weekly through November.

Opportunity Corps members engage in their communities

Many Opportunity Corps members engage in their communities outside of their normal service day. As a member, you will have the opportunity to become involved in community activities and will be encouraged to engage the program participants to volunteer as well.