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We are recruiting for the 2023-24 term of service

Do you want to make a difference in our community? Are you looking for a life-changing experience that draws on your strengths and talents while building new skills and competencies? Rochester AmeriCorps is recruiting members for the 2023-24 service term and we are looking for applications from qualified and motivated people like you!

Our education-focused program is seeking candidates interested in working with City youth to support improved academic outcomes and preparation for, and success in, higher education.

Members will serve in nonprofits, schools, and pre-collegiate programs and will engage in activities like mentoring, providing academic supports, tutoring (1:1 or small groups), providing college/career preparation services, coordinating program and community events, chaperoning college tours and conducting outreach to parents and students of the Rochester community. Members will have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with students, staff, families, and fellow Rochester AmeriCorps members to contribute to a positive and thriving community.

Who Can Apply?

  • At least 17 years old (No upper age limit)
  • Out of high school
  • Willing to commit one full year of service
  • Available to serve weekly, full time hours (40+ hours a week)
  • Evidence of community involvement
  • Demonstrated commitment to service
  • Interested in learning new skills and experiences
  • Willingness to use your time and abilities to improve the lives of others

How Are Future Members Selected?

  • Application is numerically scored
  • Selected candidates are interviewed and responses are numerically scored
  • Reference checks are completed
  • National service criminal history and sex offender registry check is conducted
  • Scores from the application and interview are totalled, background and reference checks are completed
  • Applicants that meet our threshold score, have positive references, and pass the background check are invited to serve

How Do I Apply?

There are several ways you can submit your application to our program. Please visit the "How to Apply to Rochester AmeriCorps" webpage to see which option is best for you.

Please call or email the Rochester AmeriCorps office if you would like to request a paper application. Applications are accepted and screened on an on-going basis. We're pleased you're interested in applying to be a Rochester AmeriCorps member! Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.