Belleville AmeriCorps | Southwestern Illinois College

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Don’t wait. Apply today!

In just two months, you can earn over $3,200 in cash & college money by serving as a summer camp counselor this summer with Belleville AmeriCorps! Plus, you will receive a free Metro-Link pass courtesy of SWIC!

Gain experience working with children and add “National Service” to your resume!

Education majors and experienced and inexperienced paraprofessionals are encouraged to apply.

To apply immediately, go to:

No applications will be accepted after April 20, 2020.

For more information, call Cheryl at 618-641-5713 or Jay at 618-641-5711!

* Be a citizen of the United States, a U. S. national or a legal permanent resident of the US.
*17 years of age to 80+
* Have a high school diploma or GED by May 28, 2020
* Pass a comprehensive criminal background check
*Have a desire to serve children in Belleville, IL
*Available from May 28 thru July 31
*Available Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm-ish


Funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Belleville AmeriCorps supports neighborhood and school efforts to strengthen the community.

To carry out the mission, Belleville AmeriCorps members:
  • Increase academic success by tutoring
  • Encourage community engagement through youth and adult volunteerism
  • Provide positive recreational and enrichment activities for youth during after-school hours and summer months
  • Promote computer literacy


Belleville AmeriCorps was established in 1995 in partnership with SWIC, Belleville School District 118, the City of Belleville and the Franklin Neighborhood Community Association.

Since then, more than 1,200 members have served nearly 900,000+ hours tutoring students, serving as summer camp counselors, rehabilitating homes, promoting neighborhood beautification, and convening neighborhood watch groups.


Belleville AmeriCorps believes that only a diverse team can best serve and represent the community. This is why our members have varying educational backgrounds, ages, abilities, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, religions, motivations to serve, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc.

Students with disabilities and/or diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


According to the website:
  • Children living in poverty have more school absenteeism or drop out.
  • Students age 16-24 from low income families are seven times more likely to drop out.
  • Poverty rates are higher for young adults without a high school diploma than those who completed high school.