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        Waynesville AmeriCorps
     
    AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 800,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours of service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.
     
    AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults in intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.
     
    For more in depth information about what AmeriCorps responsibilities include, please click here.
     
    AmeriCorps Service Benefits
     
    Full-time and part-time positions are available. While volunteering for AmeriCorps, you will receive the following in-service benefits:
     
    • The monthly living allowance will range from approximately $441.66 to $1980.50, depending on the position (subject to vary depending on the start date).
    • The ability to put student loans in forbearance.
    • Work experience and training in public service, poverty relief, and education.
    • Access to Health Insurance - Childcare. (for qualified individuals)  
     
    In addition to the mentioned in-service benefits, after the completion of your service, you will be awarded a Segal Education Award ranging from $7,395.00* for full-time to a minimum of $1,565.08* for part-time positions.  There is an increased pay for a substitute certificate and additional years of service.    
     
    *Amounts are for the Fiscal Year 2024 (October 1, 2023-September 30, 2024). A maximum of two full-time educational awards for AmeriCorps Service can be awarded.
     

    Requirements:

    Be at least 17 years of age or older

    Have a High School diploma or GED, or agree to obtain a High School Diploma

    Enjoy working with children

     How to Apply:
    1.  Visit Apply to Serve (my.americorps.gov)
    2.  Complete each of the four steps to create your profile.
    3.  You will be sent an email with a registration link to complete the process. After finishing registration, complete your eight-step application. This process may take some time and will require you to have the following information:       employment history, community service history, educational history, criminal history, and professional references.
    4.  Once you have completed your application, click "Search Listings", and under the program name type "Waynesville."
    5.  Find and select "Waynesville AmeriCorps" and then click "Apply Now!"
    6.  Submit your completed application.
    7.  Call our office (573) 842-2250 and let us know you submitted your application.

    AmeriCorps Activities:

    Club TIGER Afterschool Program

    WMS/WSGC WIN Afterschool Program

    Snack in a Pack

     

    Club TIGER lets students explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical thinking skills for learning through the delivery of high quality, hands-on, project-based programs in a variety of content areas. Most Club TIGER afterschool programs are facilitated by AmeriCorps volunteers. AmeriCorps volunteers are vital to the Club TIGER program. Their continued support helps keep the cost of Club TIGER accessible to many families. Volunteers help lead clubs, classes, and provide tutoring for students with homework.

     

    School Mentorship

     

    AmeriCorps members serve as tutors throughout the Waynesville R-VI School District. This allows many students to have more individualized attention, while also bringing in outside expertise to broaden students' educational experience.