Lake County AmeriCorps

                        

AmeriCorps is a National Service Program providing volunteers an opportunity to serve their community (also referred to as the “Domestic Peace Corps”). In Lake County, the AmeriCorps Program focuses on:

*Academic Support (Pre-12th) - Members provide small group and one-on-one tutoring in literacy and comprehension.

*After-School Programming (K-12) - Members lead students in an hour of tutoring and homework help, small group tutoring, followed by enrichment activities focused on topics such as leadership, community service, and social issues.

*Oral Health (0-5) - Members serve students, in the 0-5 population, around the importance of oral health and assist families in finding needed services.

*Volunteerism – Find volunteer opportunities, recruit and manage volunteers that foster the spirit of volunteerism and strengthen our communities!

                                              

 

Members start the program year with a comprehensive series of trainings, and participate in continued training and coaching opportunities throughout the year. The emphasis is on encouraging the personal and professional development of each member in a supportive environment. Members are asked to whole-heartedly commit to the term of service they sign up to complete, challenge themselves, and take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children, families, and our community. 

 

The Lake County AmeriCorps program is a school year-long commitment to serve their community, dedicating 450 or 900 hours over a six to ten month period. Upon completion of their commitment, they are also qualified for an Education Award to use for college expenses. Those members 55 years and older can now transfer their education award to a family member.

 

Check out one of our videos to hear directly from the members about their AmeriCorps experience: Coming Soon!

 

Rewards of volunteering include:

  • Helping a child in need!
  • Making a difference in your community!
  • Experience in working with young people!
  • Receiving a modest living allowance!
  • Earning an education award!

 

Positions Include:

Team Leaders(Member Support and Special Projects, 900 hour member positions)

Prevention Education Coordinator(900 hour member position)

Volunteer Coordinator(900 hour member position)
After School Members (450 & 900 hour member positions)
In-School Tutors (K-12, 450 & 900 hour member positions)
Preschool Members (450 & 900 hour member positions)
Healthy Start Members (Oral Health & Nutrition, 900 hour positions)

 

Hours of Position:

AmeriCorps positions are 450 or 900 hour terms of service (this equates to 15-30 hours a week over a course of a school year):   

 

Hours of Position

Start and End Dates

Living Allowance

Education Award

450

August 14th to May 31st

$350/month

$1,468

900

August 14th to May 31st

$700/month

$2,775

Team Leaders 900

August 14th to June 15th

$800/month

$2,775

       

 

For more information or to apply, visit www.americorpsdata.org   or call 263-8796 ext. 241