ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A MAJOR IMPACT ON YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY? As an AmeriCorps Washington Reading Corps member for the Anacortes School District, you will have the opportunity to do so at one of our four elementary schools. AmeriCorps members will be trained to help struggling readers in grades K-6 by leading small reading groups and developing fun, 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, donation solicitation, 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 taking a gap year, are encouraged to apply.
This is a fulltime (40 hours/week), 10.5 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 October 1, 2016 and ends August 15, 2017. Interviews are now being scheduled! Contact ASD Volunteer Coordinator Keiko McCracken at (360) 293-1234 for more information.
- General Education
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Orientation or Training
- 40 hrs/week; 10.5 months 10/01/16 - 08/15/17
- Positive, "can-do" attitude, a learning mindset, affinity for working with children.