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. Our local AmeriCorps program supports the United Way of the Lowcountry “Read Indeed!” Early Grade Reading program, tutoring elementary school students to improve reading skills. In 2013, the United Way of the Lowcountry received a federal AmeriCorps grant allowing us to recruit 30 members to serve as tutors in our Early Grade Reading Program. Along with other volunteers, AmeriCorps members helped tutor more than 300 children in eight local schools throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties during the 2015-2016 school year. The program continues to flourish and see outstanding and positive results.
We are currently accepting AmeriCorps applications for the 2018/19 service year!
Successful applicants will be provided with enhanced learning and training opportunities as well as living allowances and monetary education awards. AmeriCorps members will be expected to devote two to four hours per day at least three days a week tutoring students. A portion of the AmeriCorps members will also be responsible for assembling materials and curriculum for the program and serving as liaisons between students, teachers and other volunteers.
You may complete this paper application or use this link to apply online. You may also visit the national AmeriCorps website to learn more.
All applications must be sent to Carly Grubbs, AmeriCorps Program Director. Completed paper applications can be submitted by:
Mail: United Way of the Lowcountry
Attn: Carly Grubbs
10 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Suite D, Bluffton, SC 29910
You may also drop off your application at either United Way office. Applications will be accepted through August, or until all available spots have been filled. For questions, please contact Carly at the above email address or at the United Way of the Lowcountry Bluffton office, (843) 837-2000.