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Half-Time Membership Application
Application for Aim High Half-Time AmeriCorps Member
This application is for a 900-hour Half-Time AmeriCorps position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis or until all positions are filled.
The average hours per week required to complete 900 hours of service varies depending on when members begin their service. A Half-Time member who serves Fall 2020 through August 2021 will average 25-30 hours per week. A Half-time member who serves for only one semester will average 35-40 hours per week.
Please fill out all fields and upload your resume or CV.
Applicants must be 17 or older, be eligible to work in the United States, have US citizenship or lawful permanent residency, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. (High school diploma not required if currently enrolled in high school and expecting to graduate within a year of completing service.)
Service is contingent upon an interview, selection process, and criminal background check.
Which service term are you applying for?
2020-2021 Service Year
What pronouns should we use when referring to you?
I use multiple pronouns.
If you use multiple pronouns, you may list them here.
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State / Province / Region
ZIP / Postal Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
French Southern Territories
Heard and McDonald Islands
Isle of Man
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestine, State of
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
US Minor Outlying Islands
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Wallis and Futuna
Are you a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident?
Do you have a high school diploma (or high school equivalency)?
I am currently a high school student and expect to graduate within the next year
Which Aim High school partner is your first preference?
East End Community School (Portland)
Reiche Elementary School (Portland)
Riverton Elementary School (Portland)
Saccarappa Elementary School (Westbrook)
Half-Time members serve 900 hours with specific schedules determined at their school site. Members who serve Fall 2020 through August 2021 average 23-25 hours per week. Members who serve for a shorter duration must complete more hours per week. How many hours per week are you able to commit to AmeriCorps service?
Aim High's program year runs from August 24, 2020, through August 13, 2021. Some members join us mid-program year. When are you available to start AmeriCorps service?
Aim High programming typically occurs M-F between 7:30am-5:00pm. Please give a brief overview of your schedule availability during the service period, including planned or potential time commitments (e.g., college coursework, other jobs).
Please upload your resume.
Have you ever served as an AmeriCorps member before?
No - I haven't previously served as an AmeriCorps member.
Yes - I completed my previous service term.
Yes - I did not complete my previous service term.
Provide the program name, dates, and location for your previous AmeriCorps term. If you did not complete your previous service term, please explain why.
Why do you want to serve students and schools as an AmeriCorps member with Aim High? (100-150 words)
Aim High's Half-Time AmeriCorps members support schools by tutoring students in math, literacy, and other subjects. Service with students can be one-on-one, in small groups, through classroom support with a teacher, or during after school activities.
Why would you be a good fit as an Aim High member serving students in these different settings? (100-150 words)
Although it shares many characteristics with traditional employment, AmeriCorps membership is a form of national and community service (volunteering). Why are you committed to serving as an AmeriCorps member? (100-150 words)
Have you worked or volunteered in a school before? If so, in what capacity?
Do you have any special skills, certifications, training, or talents that would be useful to AmeriCorps service in a school?
Do you speak any languages other than English? Please list any languages and your level of ability.
Please list contact information for three references, including at least one professional or academic reference. Provide the following for each reference: full name, relationship to you and/or professional title, and phone number. If you have reference or recommendation letters from any of these references written within the past two years, you may upload them below.
Optional: Upload up to 3 reference or recommendation letters written within the past two years.
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How did you learn about the Aim High AmeriCorps program?
Aim High member, alum, or staff
Job or internship fair
Live + Work in Maine
Teacher, professor, or school staff