Literacy Volunteers offers internships for college students seeking practical and meaningful experiences for career exploration

Literacy Volunteers offers internships for college students seeking practical and meaningful experiences for career exploration

Internships & Other Opportunities

Internships

We offer internships for college students and others seeking practical and meaningful experiences for career exploration. Interns help change lives through literacy while building professional networks and adding skills to their resume.

These unpaid positions can be full or part time, and are available year round for any of our programs or for not-for-profit administration. Fill out the contact form for more information.

We are also happy to discuss volunteer opportunities for…
  • People who seek a deeper level of involvement and who want to give more time
  • Companies, churches, or other groups who want to volunteer as a team
  • Supported individuals looking for skill-building and community service activities
Employment

Position Opening:  Program Officer
Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County seeks a new team member to help make a difference in individual lives and in the community. The Program Officer will support implementation of activities to provide adults with opportunities to learn, help children succeed in school, and promote reading in the community.

Duties include: Help with recruitment, enrollment, and support of program participants; help with recruitment, training, and support of volunteers; direct instruction for some participants; logistical and administrative assistance for program activities; and help with agency-wide efforts such as public relations and fundraising.

Our current mode of operation is a flexible combination of in-person interaction with program participants and volunteers, remote computer work, and limited office hours. Reliable transportation is essential since frequent travel throughout Wayne County will be required. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required to meet the needs of program participants and volunteers.

The Program Officer position will begin part-time, at approximately 10-20 hours per week, and increase towards full time as the employee completes training and gains experience.

Candidates should be passionate about learning and helping others, goal oriented, and able to work both independently and as part of a larger team.

Some college education and previous work history in a related field – such as non-profit services, education, training, disabilities, job coaching, or similar – is preferred. Strong computer and communication skills are required. Ability to speak another language is a plus.

Recruitment begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send resume to LVWayne@LVWayne.org with “Program Officer” in the subject line. An optional cover letter may also be attached.