Americorps Seeking Recent High School Graduates to Serve in ‘Project Change’ to Help Them Confidently Advance to Next Steps in Life

Per Montgomery County: Americorps, which has been helping recent high school graduates build confidence and skills to advance to their next steps in life, is seeking to recruit recent graduates who are wondering about their future. As part of “Project Change,” Americorps volunteers would be placed in a variety of positions, earning stipends for their work.

Americorps arranges positions for the volunteers, who also attend sessions to improve many aspects of life skills. Past positions have included volunteering in classrooms to assist teachers, working in after-school programs and work in pre-schools. Some years, there are opportunities for Spanish-speaking volunteers to work in elementary settings.

Applications are now being accepted for positions that will be filled soon.

Project Change is the original AmeriCorps program that, for more than 20 years, has been serving Montgomery County students.

Project Change has a social emotional learning approach. Its “MyScore” tool gets volunteers to focus on student growth in the “5Cs” of confidence, curiosity, collaboration, courage and career-future.

To qualify for the Americorps Project Change program, candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Have a drivers license/access to a vehicle
  • Be able to work in the U.S
  • Be able to devote 35 hours a. week
  • Have some experience working with children/youth
  • Be willing to have a criminal background check
  • Have proof of full vaccination status for COVID-19
  • Be able to serve for a full 12 months

Benefits AmeriCorps members receive include:

  • Professional development weekly trainings
  • $21,500 living stipend with possible bonus
  • $6,450 educational scholarship upon completion
  • Health benefits
  • Professional mentoring
  • Peer support network and connection to AmeriCorps alumni
  • Preference in hiring for many organizations

The positions offer an overall life-changing experiences. Most positions are full-time (1,700 hours during a 12-month term) beginning in at the end of August and ending in August 2024. Some positions are half-time (900 hours during a 12-month term).

More information about Americorps is available by emailing [email protected][email protected] or [email protected]

Additional information about the program can be found at

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