To become an America Reads - Mississippi member, contact a program staff member to locate the Regional University office in the area you are interested in serving.
You must be at least 17 years old, although some service opportunities require you to be at least 18. Some programs have specific skill requests in certain areas, and others look for a bachelor's degree or a few years of related volunteer / job experience. For others, your motivation and commitment may be the primary requirement.
All AmeriCorps members receive training at the beginning of their service, as well as project-specific training during service. America Reads - Mississippi AmeriCorps members attend a mandatory Member Orientation in August, at least one monthly member training at the regional university centers, other school sponsored trainings, and at least one Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service Volunteer Orientation Conference.