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Choose from four volunteer options for the ultimate personal and professional development experience. Dive in, make a difference and learn new skills.

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Program Options

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Traditional Corps

Serve for 10-11 months with local and national nonprofits to complete hands-on projects.

Learn more about the Traditional Corps

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FEMA Corps

Serve for 10-11 months under the direction of FEMA and focus on disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery projects.

Learn more about FEMA Corps

NCCC Summer of Service

Summer of Service

Summer of Service is a simplified version of NCCC’s other programs, on a shortened timeframe. As with all other NCCC programs, members will participate in pre-service training, albeit a shorter version, and serve on teams.

Learn more about Summer of Service

New program: NCCC Forest Corps

Forest Corps

Interested in a service year supporting projects that focus on wildland fire prevention, reforestation, and more? Beginning summer 2024, AmeriCorps NCCC is teaming up with the U.S. Forest Service to bring you AmeriCorps NCCC Forest Corps. 

Learn more about Forest Corps

Program Highlight

AmeriCorps NCCC Forest Corps

Forest Corps is for young adults passionate about serving their nation, combating the climate crisis, launching rewarding careers, and protecting our public lands.

Explore Forest Corps

See where AmeriCorps NCCC teams are serving

Serving with NCCC

Learn more about the requirements for and benefits of serving with AmeriCorps NCCC.


During service, you will receive:

  • Basic expenses, including communal housing, meals, and a limited health benefit

  • All program-related travel, including to your training location, projects, and back home after your service term

  • A modest living allowance for your personal expenses

  • Valuable training in leadership, technical skills, teamwork, and more

  • Forbearance for federally backed students loans; after you successfully complete your term of service, you are eligible to have the interest incurred during service paid in full

After service, you will receive:

Eligibility Requirements

  • To serve as a Corps Member, you must be between 18-26* years old. To serve as a Team Leader, you must be 18 or older (no upper age limit). You may apply to Traditional Corps at 17, if you will turn 18 before arriving on campus. You must be 18 to apply to FEMA Corps.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen (required for FEMA Corps), or a Lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S.
  • Must pass an initial drug screening test upon arrival to the program. A positive test on a drug screen for any substance (including marijuana) at any time during service could result in dismissal from the program.
  • Team Leaders must have a valid driver’s license, as they will be expected to drive the team vehicle.
  • Must be available for 10-11 months (or 2-3 months for Summer of Service participants) of full-time service consisting of extensive travel.

*The CARES Act, passed by Congress in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, increased the upper age limit for participation as an AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Member to 26 years old. Under the CARES Act, Section 3514(d), the upper age limit for AmeriCorps NCCC members is 26.  AmeriCorps NCCC applies the upper age limit at the time a member arrives on campus and is activated as a member. That means individuals must be on campus and activated as members for at least one day before turning 27. The 26-year upper age limit will remain in effect until further notice.

Reasonable Accommodations

AmeriCorps NCCC welcomes qualified individuals with disabilities into the service program. AmeriCorps NCCC does not have blanket rules that exclude candidates with particular health conditions or disabilities. The agency will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, gender identification, age, disability, or genetic information in assessing a candidate's ability to serve. The agency will make a reasonable accommodation to a known disability of a qualified candidate if it will not impose an undue hardship on the operations of the NCCC campus or program.

Join a Webinar

Interested in serving? Would you like to hear from NCCC alumni? Are you a parent or educator interested in partnering with NCCC?

Join us for an interactive webinar to learn more. Register by choosing one of the following upcoming webinars.

Please choose one of the webinars below to register: 

Resources for Members and Supporters

NCCC Member Wellness Resources
Health and wellness resources for NCCC members.

Parents and Educators
Help spread the word about AmeriCorps NCCC opportunities.

How to Apply

Not ready to start your application? Connect with us first for application resources and more information.

For help with the application, read the Guide to Completing Your AmeriCorps Application or call the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677.

1. Search

Visit the MyAmeriCorps portal to find the NCCC opportunity that fits you.

Begin your search

2. Register

Create a profile, input the required information, and then get started on your application.

Create your profile

3. Apply

Tell us about your motivations, skills, and experience, and provide two professional references.

Start your application

4. Submit

Complete your application, and then submit it to the specific opportunities you want to pursue.

Submit your application

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Application Resources

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