There are two types of JusticeCorps members serving in Los Angeles, minimum time (300 hours of service) and full time (1,700 hours of service). Minimum time members normally serve one 8 hour shift a week or two 4 hour shifts at a self-help center while full time members serve for 8 hours a day five days a week.
While the majority of minimum time members serve from September to May, Los Angeles recruits a handful of minimum time members for a small summer program. Summer minimum time members have the same responsibilities as minimum time members that serve during the school year but since they have less time to meet their 300 hour commitment they generally serve up to 5 days a week in the self-help centers.
Minimum-time members are responsible for:
Full-time members are responsible for:
In addition to serving in the self-help centers members are expected to participate in at least one of two service days, Martin Luther King Day or Cesar Chavez Day. Although it is not required, members are encouraged to participate in both service days. Service days are an opportunity for members to work with the community they serve on special projects that benefit areas in need. Projects in the past have included beautification of shared city spaces, marches, and rehabilitation of schools or parks through painting murals and planting gardens. Time spent participating in service days is counted towards member service hours.
Upon completion of the program minimum time members are eligible for an education award ranging from $1,300-$1,700 while full time members receive an award ranging from $5,500-$6,000. In addition, full time members receive a $20,000 living allowance dispensed incrementally throughout the service year. (Minimum time members do not receive a living allowance.)
Additional benefits to becoming a minimum time or full time JusticeCorps member include: