Belleville AmeriCorps hiring volunteers of all ages

Belleville AmeriCorps at Southwestern Illinois College is looking to fill numerous paid volunteer positions.

The nonprofit organization is looking for school tutors to serve students in Belleville Public School Districts 118 and 175. Applications for fall 2017 are due June 6.

College students, paraprofessionals, parents, grandparents and retiring teachers over 17 are encouraged to apply. Earn a monthly stipend as well as education awards. Gain experience needed for careers in education, nonprofit management, volunteer coordination, social work, psychology, counseling and more. Members over 55 can earn education awards for their children or grandchildren. Volunteers receive a monthly stipend for living and the chance for an education award to apply toward college tuition (past, present or future).

Belleville AmeriCorps member Cheryl Cronin notes, “I serve because I have, in my lifetime, been on the receiving side of service and it is important to give back. The more you give, the more you receive. When I’m tutoring kids and I see that light bulb go on, it is the best feeling in the world.”

Belleville AmeriCorps spent 6,900 hours this year helping over 650 students and participating in community events and service projects in and around Belleville.

For more information or an online application, visit swic.edu/americorps. You can also call (618) 235-2700, ext. 5711 or email [email protected].

 

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