Summer Reads Positions


We are now accepting Summer Reads applications for 2019!

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until positions filled. We are STILL accepting applications on a rolling basis until filled through May 20 for Twin Cities applicants!


Twin Cities Summer Reads Positions

  • Summer Reads VISTA - Twin Cities & Metro Area - (June 10 - August 4, 2019) Help children improve their literacy and gain the joy of reading. Use your creativity to engage kids in learning activities that will keep their minds sharp! Apply here

  • Summer Reads VISTA - Outreach Specialist - (2 positions) (June 3 - August 11, 2019) Use your experience tutoring or teaching children to provide peer mentoring to first-time VISTAs, while making a lifelong impact on kids' reading skills this summer. [These positions have been filled for 2019.]

Have you served in Summer Reads before?

  • Summer Reads VISTA - Returning Member - (June 10 - August 4, 2019) Did you serve as a Summer Reads VISTA last year? Want to commit another summer to VISTA? Submit your application to this listing if you are unable to apply to the main Summer Reads VISTA listings. Apply here


Greater Minnesota Positions

If you are interested in serving outside of the Twin Cities, you'll apply directly to the host site. Here are the greater Minnesota sites that are still accepting applications (service term: June 10 - August 4, 2019):

Positions have filled at these sites:

  • Aitkin 
  • Barnum 
  • Caledonia 
  • Fairmont 
  • Mankato 
  • Morris 
  • Northfield Public Schools, Summer PLUS

Twin Cities Summer Reads Host Sites

​In the Twin Cities, candidates first apply to the Summer Reads program. If offered a position, they will be matched to a host site and notified in late May. Candidates may make requests for site placement at the time of the interview. 2019 host site locations:


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (multiple sites)

Centro Guadalupano at Holy Rosary Church

Columbia Heights Community Education

East Side Neighborhood Services

Emma's Place

Fridley Public Schools

Hospitality House for Youth Development

Interfaith Action of Greater St Paul (Department of Indian Work, at American Indian Magnet School)

Keystone - West 7th Community Center

Minneapolis Community Education (multiple sites)

Minneapolis Public Schools summer school (multiple sites)

Neighborhood House

Opportunity Neighborhood at Ames Lake

Open Door Learning Center-Arlington Hills

St Paul Public Libraries (multiple sites)

Urban Strategies at Heritage Park




How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the MyAmeriCorps application system (links to applications above). Find detailed application instructions and directions on editing your application (screenshots included) here.


Having trouble with your application?

Contact the National Service Hotline, 1-800-942-2677.