Schools-Based AmeriCorps Program

Hands On Atlanta's Schools-Based AmeriCorps program is your chance to be a part of meeting the critical education needs of our community. 

As a Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based AmeriCorps member, you will be given the opportunity to work in elementary, middle and high schools helping students improve their academic performance by closing the achievement gap. The Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based AmeriCorps Program is looking for civic-minded individuals who exhibit leadership potential and have a passion for working with youth. We have found those that are most successful within AmeriCorps possess a belief that all children can learn, have superior interpersonal skills and a respect for individuals with diverse experiences.  This is your chance to change the world around you.  

AmeriCorps is a 10-month commitment that change your life. More than 70,000 men and women are serving all over the country, turning their idealism into action through AmeriCorps. 

In general, AmeriCorps member responsibilities include: tutoring and mentoring, program documentation, upholding program standards, volunteer recruitment, assisting with training volunteers, service project development, special events planning, and participation in leadership development trainings. 


Elementary and Middle School Placements

  • Members serve as math and language arts tutors
  • Small group tutor sessions designed to provide students with individualized attention to strengthen the foundational math and reading skills that many students lack

  • Aid teachers and enrich learning through grade-level classroom assistance

  • Associates degree or 60 credit hours post secondary education required

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

 High School Placements (Duties dependant on Service Site)

  • Members serve in conjunction with Project GRAD to mentor students and increase their college readiness

  • Ensure students meet requirements to earn Brumley-GRAD Scholarship through Project GRAD

  • Tutor students in math and support parental engagement efforts (non-Project GRAD schools)

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Volunteer Management Placements

  • Serve with Project GRAD or Oglethorpe University

  • Organize service events and recruit volunteers

  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • A monthly living allowance of $1,210

  • Basic health and dental coverage

  • Childcare subsidy, if eligible 

  • Loan forbearance for federal student loans

  • Segal Education Award of $5,550 upon successful completion of service requirements 



To participate in this program, State and Federal background checks are required. For a list of offenses that may disqualify you from service, please click here.