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Mon Aug 29, 2016 08:00 AM - Tue Jun 20, 2017 03:00 PM


Springfield College263 Alden StreetRichard B. Flynn Campus Union, Suite 350Springfield, MA 01109

Getting Things Done!


The AmeriCorps Program at Springfield College recruits AmeriCorps members to support the academic and social-emotional success of students in the Springfield Public Schools.

The Massachusetts Reading Corps at Springfield College is seeking half-time and full-time Literacy Tutors to serve in pre-K classrooms in Springfield, MA. Literacy Tutors provide early literacy assessment, instruction, interventions, and support to children ages 3 to 5, ensuring that every child enters kindergarten ready to learn how to read.

As members of the AmeriCorps Program, Literacy Tutors are also required to:

  • attend AmeriCorps orientation
  • attend monthly member meetings
  • attend the midyear training
  • attend member development events
  • maintain good academic standing
  • assist with Humanics in Action Day
  • complete a team service project
  • participate in Opening Day, the annual kick-off of the AmeriCorps service year
  • submit weekly journal entries
  • submit biweekly timesheets

To be successful, candidates should possess most or all of the following: high moral and ethical standards; commitment to community service; ability to work independently; strong organizational and time management skills; knowledge of or experience working with diverse populations; experience working with youth ages 3 to 5, especially in an urban school setting; proficiency in online applications and platforms such as Google Drive; a high level of professionalism; strong interpersonal/relationship-building skills; ability to be flexible. Access to email is required. Ideal candidates will be able to serve five days a week, Monday through Friday.

These positions are ideal for current undergraduate/graduate students, recent graduates looking to complete a gap year, retired educators, career changers, stay-at-home parents/guardians, and anyone eager to serve their community.


  • Tutoring
  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 - 40 hours per week
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