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History Colorado seeking summer AmeriCorps volunteers

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.

For more information:
Emily Dobish, Director of Volunteer Engagement
Emily.Dobish@state.co.us | 303-866-3961

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Zach Werkowitch
Community Relations Manager
719-583-0453 | zach.werkowitch@state.co.us

About the author

Mavis Bennett

Mavis Bennett

A western Colorado resident for most of her life, Mavis Bennett is the publisher of the Montrose Monitor. She has written for newspapers and magazines more than three decades and founded the popular Monitor Magazine in 2003. This web site is the logical progression for the Monitor.