In return for 10 and a half months of community service, volunteers receive a living allowance, health insurance, training and an educational scholarship.

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Those 18 years and older are invited to serve with Washington Service Corps, helping the unemployed get jobs, teaching youths and adults basic life skills and helping disadvantaged people live healthier lives.

Apply by Aug. 5 for positions starting in September.

According to the Employment Security Department, which administers Washington Service Corps as an AmeriCorps program, positions are open in Mason, Clark, Pierce, Cowlitz, Thurston, Clallam, Kitsap, Chelan, King, Okanogan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Benton, Yakima, Kittitas, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.

In return for 10 and a half months of community service, volunteers receive a living allowance, health insurance, training and an educational scholarship. Eligible members with children also can receive help with childcare.

To learn more and to apply, visit washingtonservicecorps.org.