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Beginning Fall 2024, Civic & Community Engagement will offer AmeriCorps opportunities for students and community members interested in working directly with young people in the Greater Williamsburg community. 

Our AmeriCorps program has two components: 

Benefits of Serving with AmeriCorps 

  • Living Allowance (only for Minimum & Three-Quarter Time). See chart for more information. 
  • Education Award 
  • Leadership development  
  • Development of specific education and youth development skills, of particularly interest to those pursuing careers in education and psychology   
  • Monthly coaching for personal & professional growth  
  • Career development workshops on translating their AmeriCorps experience into future success  
  • Professional networking opportunities  
  • National Recognition of Service  

Each of our programs will incorporate family engagement and provide culturally responsive curricula and activities. In addition, each of our programs will offer three levels of service. 

  • Abbreviated Time (AT) 
  • Minimum Time (MT) 
  • Three-Quarter Time (TQT) 
four column table about AmeriCorps positions
Member Type Service Hour Requirement Living Allowance Education Award
Abbreviated Time* 100 $416.17
Minimum Time 300 $4,050 $1,565.08
Three-Quarter Time 1,200 $16,200 $5,176.50

*If you qualify for Federal Work Study, you can be paid a stipend at the FWS hourly rate for your service.

All of our AmeriCorps slots require a yearlong commitment (September through May).  

The above amounts are based on 2023-2024 guidelines and therefore this is an estimate and not exact. 

Head Start AmeriCorps Program 

Have you ever wanted to work with preschoolers? Are you interested in the development of early literacy skills and social-emotional skill development? If so, then this opportunity is for you! 

As a part of this service opportunity, you will partner SOE faculty Debbie Ramer and Janise Parker to support WJCC’s Head Start Program or York County preschoolers and their families. 

Middle School Program 

Are you interested in youth development? If you’re interested in working in an educational setting either during the traditional school day or during out-of-school time hours, this is for you.  

Come work with Middle Schoolers who will explore Passion Projects. You will partner with Meredith Kier and Janise Parker from the School of Education and Jana Shelton with Project Discovery from Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency to help youth discover more about the things that they love. 

For more information, sign up for an information sessionTo apply for positions please select one of the options below that best describe you: 

W&M Students

Community Members