Volunteer for D.C. Literacy
Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 12:00am
AmeriCorps’ members work with D.C. residents who lack the literacy or other skills they need to get a good job, take part in civic affairs, read to their children, and access information about their health, safety and legal rights.
D.C. LEARNs is currently accepting applications for Literacy AmeriCorps Member positions for the 2009-2010 service year. Members are placed in nonprofits in the Washington, D.C., area to teach and tutor adults in basic literacy skills and English as a Second Language, assist with volunteer recruitment and training, and provide program and administrative support.
D.C. LEARNs works with adult and family literacy programs here in the District to raise public awareness of literacy issues, recruit volunteers, provide outreach to new learners, and provide the materials, research, training, and technical assistance needed to raise the quality of literacy services available in the District.
Literacy AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and an education award upon completing 1,700 hours of service. Health insurance and student loan deferment are also available.