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Apply for AmeriCorps

Apply now for January 2024

Start in August 2024

Interested in finding out more about serving as an AmeriCorps member with Reading Partners? Register for an upcoming information session or click below to schedule a meeting with one of our AmeriCorps recruitment managers:

meet with a recruiter

meet with a recruiter

Meet with Nemanja if you’re interested in serving in Seattle, Silicon Valley, SFBA, Los Angeles, Colorado, or North Texas.

Meet with Nadéla if you’re interested in serving in DC, South Carolina, Baltimore, New York, Tulsa, or Twin Cities.


What can I do as an AmeriCorps member?

Members serve directly in a partner school site or within a region for a full time, 11-month term totalling 1700 hours. Because we work with elementary schools, our AmeriCorps opportunities typically run from August–June each year.

    • School-based roles: tutor students and coach volunteers
      • Program coordinator
      • Literacy lead
    • Community engagement role: recruit and engage volunteers
      • Volunteer coordinator

Learn more about each role here

How long is an AmeriCorps service term?

  • Full-Time Members: must complete at least 1700 hours within a 12-month period.
  • Three-Quarter-Time Members: must complete at least 1200 hours within a 8-month period
  • Half-Time Members: must complete at least 900 hours within a 6-month period.

What happens after I apply for AmeriCorps?

Once you apply for an AmeriCorps position, you’ll follow these steps:

service recruitment process

Do I need a degree to serve in AmeriCorps?

No, you do not need a college degree to serve.

Can I be a student or have a job during my AmeriCorps service?

Yes, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the roles and responsibilities of your full-time service term, you can attend school or work a job.

What’s the deadline to apply for AmeriCorps with Reading Partners?

We accept applications on a rolling basis, but the deadline for serving a full term in the 2022-2023 school year will be in August of 2022.

Do I have to serve a full, 11-month term?

Later in the school year, we’ll begin recruiting for HT (Half-Time) and TQT (Three Quarter Time) members. These members will serve a total of 900+ and 1,200+ hours, respectively, during their service term.

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