Changing Lives Starts Here

Our full time K-3 tutors are placed at one school, and work daily with about 16-20 students; school year only (part-time) tutors work daily with 12-15 students. Typically, they tutor each of their students one-on-one for 20 minutes daily using structured literacy interventions. 

Watch this video to see what you
would do as an Elementary Literacy Tutor.

AmeriCorps is committed to the inclusion of all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law.

Interviews will be held in an accessible location; in addition, reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for the interview and/or to complete the essential functions of this position.

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Contact and Personal Information

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Important: Reading Corps uses email as the primary form of communication throughout the selection process. Be sure to provide an email address to which you will have regular access now and throughout the summer.

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AmeriCorps Eligibility

Reading Corps is a national service program with AmeriCorps.
Please respond to the questions below to confirm you meet the minimum qualifications.

Will you be 18 years of age or older by the start of your service?
To meet eligibility requirements to serve in Reading Corps, you must be at least 18 years of age.  If offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of age. *
Which of these reflects your status in the United States?
To meet eligibility requirements to serve in AmeriCorps programs, such as Reading Corps, you must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. If offered a position to serve, you will be required to provide proof of this status. *
Note: Reading Corps is not able to sponsor work or student visas. Citizenship must be verified before individual can begin serving with Iowa Reading Corps.
Will you have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent by the start date?
To meet eligibility requirements to serve in AmeriCorps programs, such as Reading Corps, you must have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.
What is your previous experience with AmeriCorps? * 🛈
An individual may serve for no more than four terms of service in an AmeriCorps State and National program, regardless of whether those terms were sequential or served in full-time or less than full-time positions. To the best of your knowledge, are you eligible to serve another term of service in an AmeriCorps State and National program? *
Not sure how many terms you have served? Log in to your My AmeriCorps account to review your Service Terms.

Education and Interest

Service Location Preferences

Iowa Reading Corps has more than 65 positions throughout the state. Click here to see a snapshot of our locations - sites are added on an ongoing basis. Locations fill on a rolling basis, and our admissions team will discuss options with you to find a great fit from among current openings for applicants who move on in our placement process.

Service Options

How many hours per week can you commit to serving? *
Our program, our schools and our students rely on our interventionists for the entire school year– no substitutes or replacements. We want to make sure that this commitment is the right fit for you and your lifestyle.  Please list your daily availability Monday - Friday during regular school hours.

Criminal History

The AmeriCorps application process requires a criminal history check. This background check entails a search of the National Sex Offenders Public Registry, statewide criminal history repository check(s), and an FBI criminal history check, which requires fingerprints. The review process is not lengthy, and normally is completed within weeks.

You will not be permitted to serve/work until the history check is complete and you are cleared.

Existence of a criminal conviction or juvenile adjudication may or may not, depending on circumstances, disqualify you from consideration. However, any intentional misrepresentation or omission is grounds for disqualification.

We do not complete the statewide criminal history repository check(s) and FBI criminal history check until after we’ve made a provisional offer.

Application Submission

PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C § 552a) requires that the following notice be provided to you: The authority for collecting information from you in this application is contained in 42 U.S.C 12592 and 12615 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 as amended, and 42 U.S.C 4953 of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 as amended. You are advised that submission of the information is entirely voluntary, but the requested information is required in order for you to participate in AmeriCorps programs.

The principal purpose for requesting this personal information is to process your application for acceptance into an AmeriCorps program, and for other general routine purposes associated with your participation in an AmeriCorps program. These routine purposes may include disclosure of the information to federal, state, or local agencies pursuant to lawfully authorized requests, to present and former employers, references provided by you in your application, and educational institutions, for the purpose of verifying the information provided by you in your application. In some programs, the information may also be provided to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to determine the existence of any prior criminal convictions. The information will not otherwise be disclosed to entities outside of AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service without your prior written permission.

We believe in providing equal opportunity for all applicants, employees, members and volunteers. Reading Corps will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant based on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Applicants, employees, members and volunteers will be evaluated solely on the basis of their qualifications, skills, experience and conduct.

Application Review and Submission

Once you have completed your application, you may not adjust it!
Click 'Previous' for one final review of your application before you submit it.
By checking the box below, I am indicating that my application is complete. *

By clicking SUBMIT, I certify that all of the statements made in this application are true, correct, and complete, to the best of my knowledge, and are made in good faith. I understand that misinformation or omission of information could result in disqualification and/or termination as an AmeriCorps member. Background checks will be conducted.
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