Currently Recruiting

We have two AmeriCorps programs which we are recruiting for. Positions are anticipated to begin September 1, 2022.

Dan River Year AmeriCorps

The Dan River Year, a program of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), is dedicated to addressing community needs in southern Virginia.  We mobilize AmeriCorps members in a community-supported environment to build capacity in the region, strengthen community involvement, and address pressing needs. In 2022-2023, AmeriCorps members will focus on building the region’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and literacy capacity.  

AmeriCorps STEM/Literacy Tutors will provide direct service to students at our partner sites.  We partner with elementary and middle schools in Danville, Pittsylvania, Henry, Martinsville, and Halifax as well as out-of-school partners including the Danville Science Center, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Boys and Girls Clubs in Danville and Chatham.  Members will be assigned to a specific service site.  All members will receive tutor training prior to placement. School-based tutors will work with students one-on-one and/or in small groups for 36 hours/student during the school year. Additionally, members may also work with groups during the school year aiding in their reading or math classes. Hours will vary and may range from 25-35 hours/week, for a total of 900 hours, primarily during the school day.  The contract length is 10 months with a stipend of $10,250 and members may be eligible for a Segal Education award of $3,274.50 upon successful completion of the program, which may be used to repay student loans or for current/future education.

AmeriCorps STEM/Literacy Educators will provide direct service to students at our partner sites.  We partner with out-of-school partners including the Danville Science Center, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Danville Church and Community Based Tutorial Program, Boys and Girls Clubs in Danville and Chatham.  Members will be assigned to a specific service site.  All members will receive tutor training prior to placement. Out of school educators provide support and tutoring with hands-on STEM activities to be used to generate an interest in STEM and deepen STEM knowledge. Hours will vary and may range from 5-20 hours/week for a total of 300 hours. The contract length varies depending on site placement with a stipend of $3,600 and members may be eligible for a Segal Education award of $3,274.50 upon successful completion of the program, which may be used to repay student loans or for current/future education.

REACH AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps REACH Community Health Educators will conduct two workshops per week over nine months in targeted census tracts in Danville City, Pittsylvania County, and Caswell County.  Workshops will be based on specific population health topics, addressing areas of high-need and chronic health issues.  Members will serve approximately 30 hours/week for a total of 900 hours. Members will primarily serve between 9:00-2:30 Monday – Friday in Danville with potential additional night/weekend hours to conduct workshops in Danville, Pittsylvania, and Caswell Counties.  This is a nine-month position with opportunities for further training/service upon successful completion.  The stipend is $8,500 and members may be eligible for a Segal Education award of $3,274.50 upon successful completion of the program, which may be used to repay student loans or for current/future education.

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About americorps

Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps is an organization that engages Americans in intensive service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community and faith-based groups across the country. Not only do the programs move communities forward, but they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.

With the help of supporters like the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Danville Regional Foundation and participating organizations, IALR has implemented and continues to administer the following two AmeriCorps programs.

AmeriCorps members receive a stipend and Segal Education Award for their service. For more information, contact Dana.Silicki@ialr.org or (434) 766-6729. The opportunity is attractive to those high school graduates or college students seeking a “gap year,” adults looking for experience before entering the workforce, senior adults desiring to serve their communities, or others.

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