Calling all future teachers, potential leaders, and trailblazers! What if you could explore education as a career pathway, build a strong résumé, and earn a substantial financial award toward future college tuition all at the same time? Join the Anacortes School District for one year as an AmeriCorps Washington Reading Corps literacy tutor! This full-time (40+ hours/week) 10.5-month national volunteer position will change you, challenge you, and give you the opportunity to strengthen and support the community you love.
As an AmeriCorps Washington Reading Corps member for the Anacortes School District, you will help struggling readers in grades K-5 attain proficiency by leading small reading groups and developing engaging, literacy-based outreach for students and families including book clubs, before and after school programs, family events, and more. Other activities will include volunteer recruitment, fundraising, and additional efforts to support community-based literacy events and resources.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of our youth, who are creative problem solvers, flexible thinkers, and have the desire and ability to connect with all youth. Persons interested in pursuing education as a career, including recent high-school graduates or current college students taking a gap year are encouraged to apply.
This is a fulltime (40 hours/week), six-month commitment. AmeriCorps volunteers receive a modest monthly living stipend, basic health insurance, and, upon successful completion of the service term, an educational award. Other benefits may be available, depending on income.
This position begins January 16, 2017, and ends July 15, 2017. Interviews are now being scheduled! Contact ASD Volunteer Coordinator Keiko McCracken at (360) 293-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
- Relationship Building
- Teaching / Instruction
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 40 hrs/week; 10.5-month service term
- Positive, "can-do" attitude, a learning mindset, affinity for working with children.