Red Cloud Indian School is seeking a recent college graduate to teach High School Social Studies through the Red Cloud Volunteer Program, a post-graduate service and teaching program.
Red Cloud Volunteers serve 1-3 years as teachers at Red Cloud School, a Lakota Catholic Jesuit school system on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, situated just southwest of the Badlands and southeast of the Black Hills.
Volunteers need not be certified teachers, although Red Cloud will work with education majors to get teacher certification in the state of South Dakota.
Volunteers live simply in intentional communities with 6-9 fellow volunteers, deeply engage Lakota culture, commit to engage the Lakota and Catholic spirituality of Red Cloud while nurturing their own spiritual tradition, and commit to working for justice through education while accompanying people who have been historically marginalized.
Our volunteers have been an integral part of the Red Cloud community for over forty years: teaching, driving school buses, and assisting with extracurricular activities.
Red Cloud provides volunteers with a monthly food and personal stipend, as well as health insurance, housing, and access to a shared vehicle.
Additionally, most volunteers are part-time AmeriCorps members, which allows allows the opportunity for deferral of student loans and reception of an educational award after one's term of service.
To apply: Now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 volunteer cohort! To apply, send a cover letter and resume to our Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Opportunity to take courses at Oglala Lakota College, opportunity to learn the Lakota language, professional development activities, opportunities for spiritual mentorship and prayer, opportunities to participate in Lakota cultural events, proximity to the world class Badlands National Park and the Black Hills, opportunity to serve for up to 3 years with a possible option to be hired on.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check