After-School hands-on science instructors wanted for Spring 2017!

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Thu Nov 03, 2016 09:00 AM - Fri Jun 30, 2017 06:00 PM


1600-B Smith RoadAustin, TX 78721

4-H CAPITAL afterschool students work on their garden project, part of our Junior Master Gardener curriculum.


4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps members teach hands-on science activities in an afterschool setting at Title I elementary and middle schools in the Austin, TX area. Members serve at-risk youth during afterschool by providing hands-on, project based science programs in five core areas (Animal Science, Youth Gardening, Natural Resources, Engineering, and a rotating topic that changes every year). Members lead classes 3-4 days a week and may assist another instructor 1 day a week. Members develop semester unit plans for each of their lead classes using a combination of predetermined lessons and lessons they create. Full Time members also serve on a morning assignment team and volunteer in an elementary school 2 mornings a week, and complete an independent project during the spring. Typical Full Time service hours are 9:00am - 6:00pm, Mon - Fri with an additional 15 hours of outreach required. Most programs run Mon-Thurs from 2:30-6:00pm; members should expect to teach at multiple school sites during the week (mileage is reimbursed between work sites). Fridays are used for planning, team meetings, service and program reporting, and trainings.


  • Experience working with youth (experience leading groups of youth preferred)

  • Commit to a term of service January 3, 2017 - June 15, 2017

  • Serve a total of 1700 hours (40-42.5 hours a week)

  • Typical hours are Monday - Friday from 9am - 6pm

  • Have a car and driver’s license (or reliable transportation)

  • Must consent to 4 part criminal background check

  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn new things!


  • Earn a living stipend of $7565.25 ($648.45 paid twice a month)

  • Earn a Segal Education award of $2,887 after successful completion your service term

  • Student loans may qualify for forbearance during your term of service

  • Health insurance and childcare allowance provided

  • Professional Development and gaining experience with on site specialists

  • Networking to many partner organizations (including school districts and other local nonprofits.)

Apply online today! Visit and search for '4-H CAPITAL’ by name, or visit our website for a direct link to the application!

Accepting Applications Now!


Casey Branthoover, AmeriCorps Project Coordinator

1600-B Smith Rd, Austin TX 78721 | 512-854-3191 | | | @4HCAPITAL


  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • January 3, 2017-June 15, 2017
  • No teaching experience needed! Only need an open mind and willing to learn!

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