Belleville AmeriCorps - Southwestern Illinois College


Don’t wait. Apply today!

Do something MEANINGFUL! And get PAID!

$$$ for yourself & $$$ for college! Plus, Health Insurance and a Child Care Benefit for qualified Full-Time Members! All AmeriCorps Members also receive a free Metro-Link pass courtesy of SWIC!

Belleville AmeriCorps is now hiring tutors and volunteer coordinators for the elementary schools of Belleville School Districts 118 & 175.

Gain experience working with children in the field of education and add “National Service” to your resume!

Paraprofessionals, parents, veterans, college students, education majors, and high school graduates are encouraged to apply.

To apply immediately, go to:

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


Funded in part by AmeriCorps 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 1,300 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.