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Your Year of Service   


Eastside Community Garden

Your Year of Service

The UECC AmeriCorps program is a win/win for you and the residents of the Eastside community.

  Being a UECC AmeriCorps Mentor was absolutely the most fulfilling, rewarding experience of my UC Riverside career! I learned what it means to be a role model and how much pride a child could feel with a push in the right direction. I never expected to be so involved in shaping my community.
Elsie Dang 
UECC AmeriCorps Mentor

Get More Than What You're Paid

Make a difference, empower yourself:

  • Constant support. Receive in-person training and on-site support from teachers and supervisors.
  • Invest in yourself. Experience yearlong training to address topics such as effective tutoring strategies, resume writing and interview skills.
  • Sustain. Offset gas and travel expenses with a nominal bi-weekly stipend.
  • Pay for school. Complete a year and earn an Education Award to use for tuition or school-related costs.
  • Network. Meet fellow mentors and community leaders who share your passion. 
  • Valueable experience for your future. Gain employment opportunities, recommendation letters, and impressive experience to put on your resume and job or graduate school applications!
  • Smiles, smiles, smiles. Priceless gratitude from students, parents, and teachers.

Your Commitment and Ours


Four Service Contracts to Choose From



10 hours per week: K-6th grade, in-classroom tutor, September - June

$134 bi-weekly


15 hours per week: K-6th grade, in-classroom tutor, September - June

$190 bi-weekly


15 hours per week: K-6th grade, in-classroom + summer tutor, September - August

$223 bi-weekly


15 hours per week: K-6th grade, afterschool + summer tutor, September - August

$223 bi-weekly


*Upon completion of AmeriCorps contract. The UECC AmeriCorps Education Award can be used at any time for up to seven years.

**Dates may conflict with Study Abroad. If you plan to study abroad, please check all dates before applying to become a UECC AmeriCorps Mentor.

Administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

University/Eastside Community Collaborative
111 Computing and Communications Building

Tel: (951) 827-2514
E-mail: UECC@ucr.edu