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The Rockland County AmeriCorps has part-time positions available as Literacy Corps Home Visitors for their Parent-Child Home Program. Benefits include about $3000 in pay with an additional $1250 for educational expenses.

Home Visitors with the Parent-Child Home Program visit families with two- and three- year-old children twice a week for approximately one year. In play sessions with the parent and child, the Home Visitor models verbal interaction and learning through reading, conversation and play, using carefully chosen books and toys, which are the Program’s gifts to the family. Home Visitors visit up to six families per week.

Potential candidates will have a part-time schedule with hours primarily during weekdays. Other qualifications are, but are not limited to, a passion for children and books, an understanding of the impact of early literacy on long term academic success, a commitment to the program and its completion, flexibility, excellent time management skills, patience, creative thinking and problem-solving skills as well as an interest in social work and/or education.

Literacy Corps members receive a $2,949 living stipend and a $1,250 educational award for dedicating 450 hours of service (over approximately 10 months to one year) to this in-home literacy program. Positions primarily exist in the East Ramapo school district, but placements in other districts may also be available.

Literacy Corps Members are required to devote 400 hours to home visiting and/or literacy initiatives, and will also receive an additional 50 hours of training. For their service they earn a $2,949 living allowance, which is delivered in bi-weekly paychecks. At the completion of service and training hours, Literacy Corps Members receive an educational award of $1,250 that can be used to pay towards college tuition or a qualified student loan.

Participation in this program is an excellent way to explore career interests, bolster your resume, network within the literacy/education field, or donate one’s time, good will and expertise to a program that has a longstanding positive community impact. This is a wonderful opportunity for active retirees, college and graduate students, who are at least 25 years old.

Positions are available immediately. For more information, or to request an application, please contact Kathy at 845-708-7307 or e-mail

Source: Rockland County AmeriCorps

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