Davenport's AmeriCorps program is recruiting for summer 2017

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The City of Davenport AmeriCorps Program has a unique opportunity for Davenport High School Students who are between the ages of 16 - 19. This program combines the benefits of being an AmeriCorps service member (i.e. earning educational awards to use for higher education, and being supplemented with a bi-weekly living stipend, all while helping the community) with career exploration opportunities, job skills and leadership experience. Participants will serve 300 hours of volunteer service during this unique summer program that begins on May 8, 2017 and ends on Aug. 26.

The 40 Youth AmeriCorps members will be placed at several different agencies within Davenport and will be directly supervised by an agency employee, who will then mentor and teach their members about the career paths and opportunities that interest the Youth AmeriCorps member. Each member will have the opportunity for a positive and unique experience, while gaining real on-the-job training, mentors, and resume builders. While each member will have a unique experience, every member will be serving towards the same goal: To make the Davenport community a better place to live, work and serve in.

Interested parties can find the application in the following ways: Online at http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks and selecting the AmeriCorps topic; Online at http://www.bbbsmv.org in the Careers section; or Online through http://www.davenportschools.org in the Virtual Backpack. Physical copies can be located within the Guidance Offices of Davenport West High School, Davenport North High School, Davenport Central High School and Davenport Mid City High School. Physical copies can also be found at the Davenport Parks and Recreation’s Front desk at 700 W. River Drive, Davenport, IA 52802 or at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Davenport Office at 130 W. 5th Street, Davenport, IA 52802.

Applications for this program are due by March 17, 2017 to the Davenport Parks and Recreation’s Front Desk at 700 W. River Drive, Davenport, IA 52802.

For questions, please contact Heather Satterly, the City of Davenport AmeriCorps Program Manager, at 563-888-3107 or by email at hsatterly@bbbs-mv.org.