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Why Davenport?

The City of Davenport program supports K-12 students by committing an AmeriCorps member's time to foster civic engagement, mentorship, academic and social supports. Since 2011, our members have directly contributed over 150,000 hours of volunteer service to the Davenport community. This program aims to decrease the high school drop-out rate, saving Davenport taxpayers over $292,000 per potential drop-out. 

Contact

Becca Eastman
Management Analyst, AmeriCorps/Youth Corps City of Davenport
700 W River Drive, Davenport, IA
Davenport, IA52802
Phone:
563-888-3107

Contact

Kathy Groenbeck
AmeriCorps Administrative Assistant City of Davenport
700 W River Drive, Davenport, IA
Davenport, IA52802
Phone:
563-888-3116
Email:
WHY SERVE?
  • Unique, hands-on experience in the social & human services
  • Funding for educational expenses;
  • Professional development;
  • Networking & foster connections.
  • Build your resume
  • Earn internship credit
  • Explore career

Four Female Smiling AmeriCorps Members


AMERICORPS

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, public safety, health and homeland security. AmeriCorps members serve more than 2,000 non-profits, public agencies, and community organizations across the country.

AmeriCorps Positions

2022-2023 Program Year Recruitments

Not sure what agency you'd like to work with, check out the Full Position List for a summary of each position available. 

TERM OF SERVICE:  September 6, 2022 – August 19, 2023

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Child Enrollment Support Specialist

Community Resource Specialist

Enhancement Support Specialist

Volunteer Enrollment Support Specialist

Davenport Parks & Recreation

Adaptive & Inclusive Programming

Competitive Sports Outreach

Davenport Junior Theatre Performing Arts

Environmental Education

Davenport Community Schools

Attendance Works Member
Attendance Works Member (Jan-Jun)

Freight House Farmer's Market

SNAP Coordinator

 SNAP Assistant

Girl Scouts of America

Troop Specialist 

COMMUNITY PARTNER SITES
  •  Davenport Parks & Recreation
  •  Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Girls Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
  •  Putnam Museum
  •  Common Chord (formerly River Music Experience)
  •  Davenport Community Schools
  •  Freight House Farmers Market
 

2021 Youth Corps Members

 
YOUTH AMERICORPS

The City of Davenport AmeriCorps Program has a unique opportunity for Davenport High School Students who are between the ages of 17 - 19. This program provides the benefits of being an AmeriCorps service member (i.e. earning educational awards to use for higher education, and being supplemented with a bi-weekly living stipend, all while helping the community) with career exploration opportunities. Twenty (20) Davenport High School students will be selected from the application pool to participate in this amazing service learning experience. The Davenport Youth AmeriCorps Program combines volunteerism, job skills and leadership experience into a unique summer program that begins in early June and ends close to the start of Davenport Schools in August.

Youth CORPS POSITIONS

SUMMER RECRUITMENTS

Summer recruitment has closed for 2022. However, you can view the 2022 position descriptions below for information on what is typically recruited.

Davenport Parks & Recreation

Summer Adventure Camp
Golf Courses
Davenport Junior Theatre
Park Operations

King's Harvest

Animal Care, Community Education & Veterinary Medicine

Nahant Marsh Education Center

Education

Putnam Science Museum

Youth Development
Kids Camp

Quad Cities Botanical Gardens

Administration
Education
Horticulture

YMCA

Camps
Maintenance