Get your hands dirty, discover something different, and reach new heights of personal and professional growth.

For young adults who want a hands-on service experience and the chance to work with multiple sponsor organizations to meet a variety of community needs. The traditional corps can help you become adaptable and flexible, and will introduce you to exciting professional paths. If you choose to serve as an AmeriCorps NCCC member in the traditional corps program, your term will last 10 months for members and 11 months for team leaders. You’ll need to be 18-26* years old upon arrival to be a member or at least 18 years old to be a team leader (there is no upper age limit to serve as a team leader and you do not need prior NCCC experience to serve in this role).

You'll work on at least four different projects in different states and cities with multiple sponsor organizations to meet a variety of community needs in the areas of energy conservation, infrastructure improvement, natural and other disaster services, and urban and rural development. 

Starting in Summer 2024, our 'Serve with a Friend' initiative, previously exclusive to our Summer of Service program, will now be integrated into our Summer Traditional Corps. Explore our Traditional Corps Serve with a Friend FAQs to discover how you and a friend can make an impact by serving together.

AmeriCorps NCCC member serving on home repair project

AmeriCorps Member Spotlight | Regan, NCCC Team Leader

NCCC Position Options


Members are assigned to a regional campus to complete initial training and to receive team assignments. Diverse teams of 18-26* year-olds work under the direction of one team leader and complete the service term living and serving together. Members are responsible for completing Corps Training Institute, earning 1700 service hours, participating in physical training, and contributing to various team activities.

Team Leader

Team leaders are assigned a team of eight to 10 members. This role is not a staff position; however, team leaders are expected to guide and support the team throughout the service term. Team leaders are responsible for completing Team Leader Training, prior to member arrival. Team leaders conduct daily team activities and serve as the liaison between the team, the project sponsor, and AmeriCorps NCCC staff. Please note anyone may apply to be a team leader. Prior service experience is not required.

Join NCCC Traditional Corps

Position Apply by: Start Term: Train in:
Summer Team Leader Feb. 29, 2024 June 2024 Vicksburg, MS
Summer Corps Member March 31, 2024 July 2024 Vicksburg, MS
Fall Team Leader Opening March 1 Mid-Sept. 2024 Aurora, CO or Sacramento, CA
Fall Corps Member Opening April 1 Mid-Oct. 2024 Aurora, CO or Sacramento, CA

Need help with the application? Check out our How to Apply section for step-by-step instructions on applying to AmeriCorps NCCC.

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

Benefits and Eligibility

Benefits and Eligibility
Learn about the benefits during, and after, your service term with AmeriCorps NCCC. Find out more about the requirements to serve as a team leader or member.

Resources for Members and Supporters

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

Parents and Educators
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How to Apply
Step-by-step instructions on applying to AmeriCorps NCCC.

Hear From Current Members and Alumni

"NCCC has been preparing me to work in a team environment. A lot of skills like communication and holding accountability determine how a team succeeds and accomplishes its goal. You also learn your role in a team and how that impacts its effectiveness.” - Emma
AmeriCorps Member, AmeriCorps NCCC, Traditional Corps

“Since joining NCCC, I’ve become more confident in how I speak and express myself to others. I’ve met incredible people and built relationships with my teammates and others, that I know will last a lifetime.” - Chet
AmeriCorps Member, AmeriCorps NCCC, Traditional Corps

“I joined AmeriCorps because I was in search of a challenge and wanted to explore and push my limits outside of my comfort zone. I wanted to gain new skills and perspectives while engaged in team work before earning a degree in social work or public administration." - Michael-Anne
AmeriCorps Alum, AmeriCorps NCCC, Traditional Corps


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Whether you're ready to take the next step with AmeriCorps NCCC or if you're still getting to know your options, we are here to help.