Our Programs

Service site applications for program year 2020-21 are now open! Submit your project application by February 25th for priority consideration. Service terms start in September 2020!

Click the icons below for details on each of our AmeriCorps programs!

Washington Service Corps established 1983

Washington Service Corps

WSC partners with non-profit, government, community and faith-based organizations who are working to address unmet needs in their communities.

Washington Reading Corps

WRC partners with schools, community programs, and early learning centers to improve reading and literacy skills for Pre-K through Grade 4 students.

Recovery Corps of Washington

RCW partners with healthcare agencies to provide drug abuse prevention education and active recovery-engagement for people affected by opioid-use disorder.

Washington Service Corps program

The program at a glance

  • AmeriCorps members serve to address unmet community needs in one of several focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, veteran & military families, and youth opportunity;
  • Members typically serve 40 hours per week;
  • We provide training to members on our core competencies (AmeriCorps affiliation, communication, cultural awareness, leadership skills, life after AmeriCorps, and volunteer recruitment/management).

In return for your investment in the WSC AmeriCorps program, your member(s) will come with a passion for serving others and making a difference in the community, while wanting to learn skills they can use in their professional career.

The member will be eligible for WSC health insurance, a monthly living allowance, childcare assistance, and -upon successful completion of a service term- an education award equal in value to the current Pell grant.

Who is eligible to be a WSC partner?

  • Nonprofit, private organizations; not limited to those with IRS 501(c)3 status, but rather all organizations with 501(c) status (however, organizations solely focused on advocacy or lobbying are NOT eligible);
  • Schools, school districts, educational service districts, colleges, universities, alternative schools, and others;
  • State, local, and tribal government organizations.

Where does your project fit?

Each project must address critical, pressing needs of the local community, focused on one of the following areas:

  • Disaster Services (disaster preparedness training and education);
  • Economic Opportunity (adult basic education; job skills training; financial literacy; housing services);
  • Education (K-12 academic improvement and engagement through tutoring; K-12 AVID);
  • Environmental Stewardship (education and outreach; habitat restoration);
  • Healthy Futures (education in nutrition and healthy behaviors; healthcare access, insurance and benefit programs; assisting seniors or disabled adults with access to meals, transportation or other services);
  • Veterans and Military Families (recruitment of Veterans as community volunteers);
  • Youth Opportunity (mentorship, coaching and guidance to help disadvantaged youth on a pathway toward college or career).

PY20-21 WSC member placement fees

Project
Size
Placement TypeFee per
member
Individual
Placement
(1-8 members)
Individual Placement - Standard$10,000
Individual Placement - Higher Stipend$15,200
Individual Placement - Rural*$9,000
Individual Placement - Rural*, Higher Stipend$14,200
Medium Team
(9-14 members)
Medium Team - Standard$7,700
Medium Team - Higher Stipend$12,900
Medium Team - Rural*$6,700
Medium Team - Rural*, Higher Stipend$11,900
Large Team
(15+ members)
Large Team - Standard$6,200
Large Team - Higher Stipend$11,400
Large Team - Rural*$5,200
Large Team - Rural*, Higher Stipend$10,400

Rural Projects

* ”Rural” is defined as having ALL members in the project serving in one or more of the following counties: Adams, Benton, Asotin, Chelan, Clallam, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Stevens, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima.

Higher Stipend

Each of our programs is offering the ability for the Applicant Organization to elect to increase their member’s monthly living allowance by paying a higher Program Participation Fee. This option adds $5,200 to the base Fee.

  • All members serving in the same project must receive the same living allowance amount.
  • The PY 20-21 standard monthly living allowance is $1,450.00; the higher living allowance will be $1,945.24.

Interested in hosting WSC AmeriCorps members?

Click the link below to learn more about what it takes to be an AmeriCorps project site, and how to apply!

Washington Reading Corps program

The program at a glance

The Washington Reading Corps is actively engaged in improving literacy in communities, local schools, and learning centers throughout the state. In collaboration with the state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, projects in this program focus on:

  • tutoring struggling readers in Kindergarten through fourth grade;
  • preparing young children for successful entry into Kindergarten by helping to improve behavior and attitudes toward reading;
  • improving parent and family support of education through take-home activities and family literacy events.

In this program, AmeriCorps member placements are awarded to your organization. We provide ParaReading training to members, while you provide project orientation, direct oversight, mentorship, and skill-building throughout the program year.

In return for your investment in the Reading Corps program, your member(s) will come with a passion for serving others and making a difference in the community, while wanting to learn skills they can use in their professional career.

The typical service term for a member is a minimum of 10.5 months and 1,700 hours.The typical program year begins in September. The member will be eligible for health insurance, a monthly living allowance, childcare assistance, and -upon successful completion of a service term- an education award equal in value to the current Pell grant.

Who is eligible to be a WRC partner?

  • Nonprofit organizations; 501(c)(3) organizations (community and faith-based organizations are encouraged to apply);
  • Schools: school districts, educational service districts, alternative schools and others;
  • Local government agencies and tribal nations.

Independent evaluations

For more information about the Reading Corps program, review our independent evaluations from 2014 and 2015. A new independent evaluation will be posted in the fall of 2019.

PY20-21 WRC member placement fees

Project SizePlacement TypeFee per Mbr
Individual Placement
(1-8 Members)
Individual Placement - Standard$5,000
Individual Placement - Higher Stipend$10,200
Higher Stipend

Each of our programs is offering the ability for the Applicant Organization to elect to increase their member’s monthly living allowance by paying a higher Program Participation Fee. This option adds $5,200 to the base Fee.

  • All members serving in the same project must receive the same living allowance amount.
  • The PY 20-21 standard monthly living allowance is $1,450.00; the higher living allowance will be $1,945.24.

Interested in hosting WRC AmeriCorps members?

Click the link below to learn more about what it takes to be an AmeriCorps project site, and how to apply!

Recovery Corps of Washington program

The program at a glance

Recovery Corps of Washington (RCW), a program of Washington Service Corps (WSC) is focused on expanding the reach and impact of substance abuse education, prevention, and recovery efforts.  RCW members can help expand your organization’s services in:

  • Drug abuse education for adults and youth;
  • Teaching safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs;
  • Substance abuse screening and assessments;
  • Prevention of overdose and relapse;
  • Supporting individuals in recovery

In this program, AmeriCorps member placements are awarded to your organization. We provide specialized training to members around substance abuse education and prevention, while you provide project orientation, direct oversight, mentorship, and skill-building throughout the program year.

In return for your investment in the WSC AmeriCorps program, your member(s) will come with a passion for serving others and making a difference in the community, while wanting to learn skills they can use in their professional career.

The member will be eligible for WSC health insurance, a monthly living allowance, childcare assistance, and -upon successful completion of a service term- an education award equal in value to the current Pell grant.

Who is eligible to be a RCW partner?

  • Nonprofit, private organizations; not limited to those with IRS 501(c)3 status, but rather all organizations with 501(c) status (however, organizations solely focused on advocacy or lobbying are NOT eligible);
  • State, local, and tribal government organizations

PY20-21 RCW member placement fees

Project SizePlacement TypeFee per Mbr
Individual Placement
(1-8 Members)
Individual Placement - Standard$4,200
Individual Placement - Higher Stipend$9,400
Higher Stipend

Each of our programs is offering the ability for the Applicant Organization to elect to increase their member’s monthly living allowance by paying a higher Program Participation Fee. This option adds $5,200 to the base Fee.

  • All members serving in the same project must receive the same living allowance amount.
  • The PY 20-21 standard monthly living allowance is $1,450.00; the higher living allowance will be $1,945.24.

Interested in hosting RCW AmeriCorps members?

Click the link below to learn more about what it takes to be an AmeriCorps project site, and how to apply!