Who can serve?
AmeriCorps is open to individuals ages 17 and older.
How can I serve?
When you join AmeriCorps, you choose how you want to give back. Mentor a child. Help boost graduation rates. Support communities impacted by natural disaster. Work to end hunger. These are just a few of the service opportunities available to you through AmeriCorps.
Find an AmeriCorps Opportunity that’s Right for You
We offer opportunities with different time commitments and requirements, meaning you can serve in whatever capacity works for your passions, goals and lifestyle. Learn more about our core service programs below and find your fit.
Between 18-26? Gain valuable professional experience while helping others. Your lodging and travel expenses are covered while you team up and travel as a full-time member supporting community service projects.
State and National
We are the matchmaker of national service. Through AmeriCorps State and National, you can serve in a way that fits your schedule, skills, and interests. Select from hundreds of organizations that see service as a solution to local, regional, and national challenges.
Fight poverty by helping an organization to expand its capacity to make change. Apply your skills to help non-profits, faith-based and community organizations fundraise, write grants, recruit volunteers, and so much more.
Explore all the benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps member.
Receive a modest living allowance to cover basic expenses during your service term.
Money for College and Trade School
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is offered to individuals who complete a term of service and can be used to pay for a range of educational expenses, like repaying qualified student loans or future tuition payments. You can earn up to two full Education Awards with multiple service terms.
Loan Deferment and Interest Forbearance
Individuals in approved AmeriCorps positions are eligible for forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans. In addition, interest payments that accrue during service may be eligible for repayment by AmeriCorps.
Jump-start your career and gain transferable skills employers value including leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. Once you complete your service, leverage the Employers of National Service network, which connects you with hundreds of employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors who are committed to hiring alumni.
Join a network of like-minded leaders who are passionate about improving communities. AmeriCorps alumni receive access to special benefits and resources. For example, many colleges and universities match the Education Award and offer additional AmeriCorps scholarships.
As a VISTA, I am able utilize my skills to serve underrepresented people while strengthening my knowledge and relationship with my community through teamwork, community involvement and service learning.
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
After successfully completing your AmeriCorps term of service and enrolling in the National Service Trust, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.