Summer Reads Mentors serve full-time for 8 weeks from June to August and are not permitted vacation or personal time, with the exception of up to three (3) days of leave for illness (possibly to change depending on AmeriCorps COVID19 guidelines). With prior approval from Literacy Minnesota, they may hold additional part-time jobs or take courses during the term of service.
Required qualifications include:
At least 18 years of age at the time of placement.
A U.S. Citizen, National or Legal Resident, Refugee, Asylee or have DACA status*.
Must be able to clear a general background check, including a search of the Sex Offender Public Registry.
History of volunteerism, work with literacy or work with children.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to speak proficiently in English and read aloud to groups/individual children.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Must be able to serve full-time (approximately 40 hours per week) June 13 - August 7.
Qualifications preferred but not required:
Additional language skills.
Background (work/volunteer experience, education, or combination) in Education, Youth Studies, Child Development or Social Work.
*Some non-US citizens may serve but are not eligible to receive an Education Award (e.g., individuals with DACA status). Please inquire for more details.