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History Colorado seeking summer AmeriCorps volunteers
PUEBLO, Colo. (April 30, 2019) – History Colorado is seeking volunteers for its Colorado Service Learning Council (CSLC) Summer Associates, a 10 week AmeriCorps VISTA program that engages volunteers in intensive service experiences.
Opportunities are available at all History Colorado properties, with a wide range of duties available from helping with summer camps to living history interpretation to assisting with podcast production. The sites with AmeriCorps opportunities include:
The Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House in Denver
El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo
Fort Vasquez Museum in Platteville
History Colorado Center in Denver
Trinidad History Museum in Trinidad
Ute Indian Museum in Montrose
Marisa Lopez, a student at Pueblo Community College, was an CSLC Summer Associate at El Pueblo History Museum in 2018. She helped lead the eight-week Hands-On History Summer Camp. "I loved interacting with our students and helping plan activities for the summer. Being able to make a positive impact in my community was such a great growth opportunity for me," she said.
CSLC Summer Associates serve full-time from June to August, 2019, and earn a modest living stipend based on the cost of living in the county in which they serve (ranging from $2,361 - $2,813) and a scholarship of $1,222 upon completing their service that can be used to pay tuition/fees at an accredited higher education institution or to pay back qualified loans. To qualify for the program applicants must be at least 18 years old, be a US citizen/permanent resident, pass a federal background check, serve full-time, and attend required trainings and events, including an in-person orientation in June.
About History Colorado
History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories and material culture of Colorado through the History Colorado Center and statewide Community Museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections and outreach to Colorado communities. Visit HistoryColorado.org, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.