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 in the following counties: Durham, Orange, Wake, Guilford, and Buncombe.


Applications for the 2018-2019 Summer Associates are now LIVE!

Summer Associates will serve 300 hours over the summer and receive a living stipend of up to $4800 and are eligible to receive an education award of $1,289.95.  See the host site job descriptions below and use the this link to apply.


SCALE Reads & Counts Summer Position

SCALE Training & Event Planner Summer Position

NC Literacy Corps Summer Position

Applications for the 2019-2020 year are now LIVE. 

Our host sites are currently recruiting members to fill the following positions for the 2019-2020 program year:

Full-Time Member
AmeriCorps Full-Time Members will provide 1700 hours of service with a 12 month commitment, while receiving a living allowance of up to $13,732,. Upon successful completion of the 1,700 hours and other AmeriCorps requirements, full-time members are eligible to receive an educational award of $6,095.

AVID of Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Chapel Hill, NC

*position descriptions coming soon*

Communities in Schools of Durham Durham, NC \

*position descriptions coming soon*

Duke Program in Education Durham, NC  

Durham Literacy Center Durham, NC 

Literacy Council of Buncombe County Asheville, NC

Reading Connections Greensboro, NC

Refugee Community Partnership   Carrboro, NC

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.

Communities in Schools of Durham Durham, NC

*Job description coming soon*

Helps Education Fund Wake County, 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.

Reading Connections Greensboro, NC


SCALE/UNC America Reads Chapel Hill, NC

How to Apply

Applications are accepted online through the My AmeriCorps website.

Use the links below to apply:




Email faruqi@email.unc.edu with any questions.

***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.


About the Experience

The 2019-2020 program year will run from September 9, 2019 through July 10, 2020.
We have positions available for 15 full-time, 12 half-time, and 8 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
  • Day of Service based on Make a Difference Day
  • Read.Write.Act. Virtual Conference
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
  • National Literacy Action Week
  • 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.