Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Service Position Title and Type: Mentor AmeriCorps (300 hours)
Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206
Service Location: Our House
Service Location: If site is different than program address above, include the Host Site name
Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working
homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our
House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in
school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community.
Service Position Summary:
The Mentor AmeriCorps Members will serve at Our House’s out-of-school program, called Our Club
which serves school age youth in grades Kindergarten-12th grade. Our Club operates every day
afterschool and all day during school breaks (winter break, spring break) and teacher in-service days.
Our Club also operates a Summer Program for eight weeks over the summer. The Mentor AmeriCorps
Member will mentor a small group of youth in one of three homerooms K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th
grade. Mentor AmeriCorps Members will ensure the safety of all children in the program, help the
youth with their homework and tutoring, establish strong bonds with the youth and families, and create
an enriching, fun and safe environment for the youth.
The Mentor AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s
AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100
youth complete at least one semester in the program, and help at least 85 of those who stay for at least
three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math.
Essential Functions of Position:
Serve directly with youth during Our Club program hours (including after-school, summer,
school holidays, and evening programming) in one of three homerooms K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.
Provide homework help to youth in the program: K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.
Utilize our two generation model and serve the youth and families of Our House.
Serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve
at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100 youth complete at least one
semester in the program, and help at least 85% of those who stay for at least three months to
maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math.
Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to
implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and
programs of Our House.
Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the
Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader.
Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor.
All members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State
Police, as well as other states, as necessary.
Marginal Functions of Position:
When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or
recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas.
COVID-19 Response Activities: Assisting with classroom/equipment sanitization,
assisting with client health entry screening or providing virtual support to clients
receiving resources from home.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Mentor AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly
committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with school-age youth,
have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program.
Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth
development background and/or relevant college courses preferred.
Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role
where you will engage with children in grades K-12.
Commitment Required: 10 hours a week for an eight (8) month term beginning September 1,
2020 to April 30, 2021 for a total of 300 hours; must be available between 2:30 – 7:30 pm,
Monday – Friday.
Orientation and Training:
On-site Our House orientation
AOSN Youth Development Institute
AmeriCorps Arkansas Training
Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director
AmeriCorps Program Benefits:
$1,311.11 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term
Student Loan forbearance
Evaluation and Reporting:
Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will
submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections.
For more information:
Priscilla Barnes, Human Resources Manager 501-374-7383 ext. 137
For more information about AmeriCorps State and National, go to
This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender,
age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political
affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.
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