Reading Partners AmeriCorps - Community Engagement (2018-19)
New York City, New York
Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers in under-resourced schools. Our diverse and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful, happy and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are our heartbeat and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. Learn more about us at www.readingpartners.org .
AmeriCorps/VISTA 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 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.
At Reading Partners we have 400 AmeriCorps/VISTA members serving in various positions across the organization and across the country. This AmeriCorps service opportunity is community-based, supporting and implementing the Reading Partners mission while at the same time exemplifying the AmeriCorps motto of “getting things done.” Reading Partners strives to recruit AmeriCorps members who are dedicated to a year of service in the community, and we welcome your interest and application. Read on for more details!
Interested in empowering community volunteers to provide 1:1 tutoring to our amazing students? Check out our Volunteer Coordinator role.
The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator serves as the linchpin in the volunteer onboarding process for Reading Partners New York. This role ensures that interested volunteers are supported through the systems and processes to get them into schools and tutoring students as quickly as possible. This is an exciting opportunity to enhance systems and database management skills, provide high quality customer service to a diverse group of volunteer tutors and work in a dynamic team environment. Reading Partners AmeriCorps offers an amazing chance to give back and as a member you’ll receive benefits, a great place to serve, and the opportunity to springboard a glowing and growing career. Our top Volunteer Coordinators are ambassadors for service, demonstrate a hunger for volunteerism, and strongly believe in our vision and values.
How will you do it?
Volunteer Onboarding and Orientation - Support the efforts of the Reading Partners Team to onboard and orient new volunteers.
You’ll be successful in this role if you:
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We look forward to hearing from you!
Reading Partners is an Equal Opportunity Organization, with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquiries.