Want to be seen as a leader in community literacy programs?

Interested in receiving an education award to help pay for school or pay off student loans?

  Then keep reading!

We are looking for leaders to serve as Full-time, Half-Time, and Minimum-Time AmeriCorps Members with the North Carolina LiteracyCorps (NCLC) and support literacy and/or tutoring programs!

Applications for the 2018-2019 year are now LIVE (see bottom of page for the PDF application). 

The following host sites are currently recruiting for the 2018-2019 program year

Achievement Academy: Durham, NC

Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate: Chapel Hill, NC

Boys and Girls Club of Franklin County: Louisburg, NC

Communities in Schools of Durham: Durham, NC

Duke Program in Education: Durham, NC

Durham Literacy Center: Durham, NC

Fairview Family Resource Center: High Point, NC

HELPS Education Fund: Raleigh, NC

Literacy Council of Buncombe County: Asheville, NC

Literacy Connections of Wayne County: Goldsboro, NC

NC State University – Read to Lead: Raleigh, NC

North Carolina Central University – America Reads: Durham, NC

Reading Connections: Greensboro and High Point, NC


See below for service descriptions!


About the Experience

The 2018-2019 program year will run from August 20, 2018 through July 31, 2019.
We have positions available for 17 full-time, 10 half-time, and 12 minimum-time AmeriCorps members who serve on college campuses and community sites throughout North Carolina.

Our priority service areas include:

  • providing skills development training to economically disadvantaged adults in
    • adult basic education (ABE),
    • general educational development (GED),
    • English to speakers of other languages (ESOL);
  • recruiting, training, and supporting volunteer literacy tutors;
  • and increasing literacy skills in K-12 students.

Service requirements vary by position and all NCLC AmeriCorps members are eligible for an educational award upon successful completion of service hours and other AmeriCorps requirements (see individual position descriptions below for details).

Members also receive a broad range of free training on the following:

  • program management,
  • volunteer recruitment,
  • literacy tutoring for K-12 students
  • diversity
  • leadership skills
  • networking

Additionally, Members plan and participate in service projects as part of AmeriCorps National Identity Days, as well as SCALE events, including:

  • The 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance
  • Make a Difference Day
  • Read.Write.Act. Virtual Conference
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
  • National Literacy Action Week
  • Global Youth Service Day
  • AmeriCorps Week

About the Program

The North Carolina LiteracyCorps is funded through a grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The North Carolina LiteracyCorps is committed to recruiting diverse members with all types of skills and abilities. We encourage applicants of all races, colors, genders, national origins, ages, religions, creeds, disabilities, veteran’s statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities, or gender expressions. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. For additional information regarding the University’s Department of Accessibility Resources and Service, please click here.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University reaffirms its commitment to equality of opportunity and pledges that it will not practice or permit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. For more information regarding the University’s Equal Opportunity policies, please click here.

About the Positions

Click on a position below to read more about specific requirements and host site locations.

Full-Time Member
Half-Time Member
AmeriCorps Half-Time members will provide 900 hours of service with a 12 month commitment, while receiving a living allowance of up to $7,000. Upon successful completion of the 900 hours and other AmeriCorps requirements, part-time members are eligible to receive an educational award of $2,960.

Achievement Academy Durham, NC

Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate Chapel Hill, NC 

Communities in Schools of Durham Durham, NC

Durham Literacy Center Durham, NC 

Fairview Resource Center High Point, NC

Helps Education Fund Wake County, NC

NC State- Read to Lead Raleigh, NC 

Minimum-Time Member
AmeriCorps Minimum-Time members will provide 300 hours of service with a 10 month commitment. Upon successful completion of the 300 hours and other AmeriCorps requirements, minimum-time members are eligible to receive an educational award of $1,252.91.

Communities in Schools of Durham Durham NC

NCCU America Reads Durham, NC

NC State Read to Lead Raleigh, NC

SCALE/UNC America Reads Chapel Hill, NC

How to Apply

Complete and submit the PDF application below. Both printed and electronic copies are accepted. Email completed applications to faruqi@email.unc.edu

AmeriCorps Application FORM

***Please note: you do not need to have references fill out the reference forms from the application. We only require that you list the contact information for your references.