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Washington Service Corps needs people now

Jul 28, 2016

The Washington Service Corps is looking for people who want to help the unemployed get jobs and to teach disadvantaged youths and adults basic life skills and healthy living habits.

If you’re 18 years and older and want to tackle pressing educational, health and economic needs in communities around the state, join more than 500 other community minded adults for the Washington Service Corps’ 2016-17 program year. You don’t need to live in Washington to apply.

Positions are open in Mason, Clark, Pierce, Cowlitz, Thurston, Clallam, Kitsap, Chelan, King, Okanogan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Benton, Yakima, Kittitas, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.

The deadline is approaching quickly! You must apply by Aug. 5 for positions starting in September. Learn more about the positions and how to apply at

Washington Service Corps members commit to 10-and-a-half-months of community service. In return, you receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, training and an educational scholarship. Eligible members with children also can get help with childcare.

Volunteering and community service also increase your chances of getting a job. A recent study by the Corporation for National and Community Service found that volunteers are 27 percent more likely than non-volunteers to find a job after being out of work.

The Washington Service Corps is part of the federal AmeriCorps program and administered by the Employment Security Department.

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