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Summer Dare AmeriCorps Member

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

May 28, 2019 - July 30, 2019

Application Window

March 4, 2019 - May 10, 2019

Location

  • Cedar Rapids, IA

Contact Information

Carly Bahnsen
linkj@crlibrary.org

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Description

Position Purpose:
The AmeriCorps member will focus on expanding and improving the development and delivery of all aspects of the Cedar Rapids Public Library’s summer reading program – the Summer Dare. The Summer Dare is an intergenerational summer reading program with a strong focus on readers age 0-18 and preventing the summer learning slide. The AmeriCorps member will expand the library’s capacity to register participants in the program both on- and off-site, bring the Summer Dare to youth in poverty at child care facilities who experience barriers to library access, provide experiential library tours for youth in intensive summer school programs, and support and train volunteers assisting with these efforts.

AmeriCorps Tasks and Activities:
•Serve as a site coordinator and liaison for Summer Dare Everywhere site(s) – work with partner organization staff, library staff, and library volunteers to deliver the weekly program and track data related to the program
•Provide training and logistical support to volunteers recruited for the Summer Dare and Summer Dare Everywhere programs
•Register participants in the library’s Summer Dare reading program and update their progress in the program
•Creation of new ways of coordinating the logistics of materials and crafts for the library’s Summer Dare and Summer Dare Everywhere programs
•Delivery and development of weekly library experiential tours with Summer Dare Everywhere partnership with Kids on Course University
•Create social media posts for the Summer Dare program, events and activities related to Summer Dare

Position Purpose:
The AmeriCorps member will focus on expanding and improving the development and delivery of all aspects of the Cedar Rapids Public Library’s summer reading program – the Summer Dare. The Summer Dare is an intergenerational summer reading program with a strong focus on readers age 0-18 and preventing the summer learning slide. The AmeriCorps member will expand the library’s capacity to register participants in the program both on- and off-site, bring the Summer Dare to youth in poverty at child care facilities who experience barriers to library access, provide experiential library tours for youth in intensive summer school programs, and support and train volunteers assisting with these efforts.

AmeriCorps Tasks and Activities:
•Serve as a site coordinator and liaison for Summer Dare Everywhere site(s) – work with partner organization staff, library staff, and library volunteers to deliver the weekly program and track data related to the program
•Provide training and logistical support to volunteers recruited for the Summer Dare and Summer Dare Everywhere programs
•Register participants in the library’s Summer Dare reading program and update their progress in the program
•Creation of new ways of coordinating the logistics of materials and crafts for the library’s Summer Dare and Summer Dare Everywhere programs
•Delivery and development of weekly library experiential tours with Summer Dare Everywhere partnership with Kids on Course University
•Create social media posts for the Summer Dare program, events and activities related to Summer Dare
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Living Allowance

$1250 - $1250 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance

Education Benefits

College Degree, GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

35

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Library

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Carly Bahnsen
linkj@crlibrary.org

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