What do you want to do? How do you want to help? What will your impact be?
The Washington Service Corps is one of the few AmeriCorps programs in the nation that offers so many different fields to serve in.
Most of our positions fall within one of seven focus areas:
Through local emergency management and disaster response agencies, members provide or support projects that deliver education and training about disaster preparedness to citizens. They also train and coordinate volunteers in disaster response. Through their service, members help improve the community’s resiliency to disasters.
Members help low-income adults, immigrants, refugees and the long-term unemployed find self-sufficiency and a more stable future for themselves by providing training, tutoring or assistance in adult basic education, English-language tutoring, GED preparation, computer skills, and financial literacy.
Members primarily serve low-income, disadvantaged youth in culturally-diverse communities. They tutor and support those who are academically falling behind their peers (which includes our Washington Reading Corps program), and/or disengaged from school; they engage high school students in preparing for college and STEM careers; and they provide alternative education methods such as learning through the arts.
Positions focus on conservation, restoration and community engagement. Members serve at small non-profit agencies, city and county offices, and national wildlife refuges. They educate the public about our state’s ecosystems and human impact upon the environment; they recruit and manage volunteers in habitat restoration projects; and perform field and lab work to help with monitoring and data collection.
Programs aim to reduce childhood obesity, provide nutritious meals to homeless or low-income individuals, and help the elderly and disabled live independently. Members provide nutrition education through school-based gardens and community outreach events; coordinate programs that provide breakfast and after-school meals to low-income students; and support projects that provide food, transportation, or other services to seniors or disabled adults that allow them to stay healthy, active and engaged.
Veterans and Military Families
Members help veterans increase their connection to the communities they live in by recruiting them into volunteer programs that in turn help others – reducing their isolation, increasing their commitment to civic engagement and improving their physical, emotional, and mental health. Members also provide resources to vets in need of affordable housing, financial stability and transitional education.
Our Youth Program focuses on young adults, ages 16-24, who have become disengaged from school or employment. Through training and mentorship, members support these youth in gaining self-sufficiency. They provide tutoring to individuals to complete their GED, prepare for college or certification in trades; and provide training in workplace skills, job searching and financial literacy.