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What awards can I earn during my term of service?

AmeriCorps members are eligible to earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of a term of service. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers can earn the President's Volunteer Service Award and the Congressional Award if they meet requirements at the conclusion of their term of service.

How can I find AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs in my state?

Our annual National Service Reports include a complete list of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors grantees in each state and territory. Programs are listed by city and organization name. 

Where can I find official AmeriCorps guidance?

What are the different ways I can serve with AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team-based, residential program for 18-24-year-olds. Whether clearing trails for a national park or building home for families in need, AmeriCorps NCCC members engage in a variety of projects in multiple communities while developing leadership and teamwork skills. AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps serves communities, in coordination with FEMA, through disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to individuals with exceptional needs. They mentor and guide students to higher academic achievement in classrooms across the country.

AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program serve as a friend and companion by providing assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks. in their own homes for longer. They help seniors live interpedently longer and provide respite to caregivers, often relieve seniors and their families of costly care services.

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers serve with thousands of organizations across the country. They conduct safety patrols, renovate homes, protect the environment, tutor and mentor youth, respond to natural disasters, and much more.

AmeriCorps State and National matches individuals with organizations that see service as solution to local, regional, and national challenges. There are thousands of opportunities in locations across the country to serve with nonprofits, schools, public agencies, tribes, and community and faith-based groups.

AmeriCorps VISTA places individuals with organizations that fight poverty, to build capacity and make sustainable change. Through fundraising, grant writing, volunteer recruitment, and so much more, AmeriCorps VISTA members gain experience and leadership skills that put them on track for a life of service in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

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How can I find out more about AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs in my state?

Our annual National Service Reports include a complete list of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors grantees in each state and territory. Programs are listed by city and organization name.

Is national service the same as Selective Service?

No, national service offers all adults the opportunity to volunteer their time to serve in long-term roles with local organizations in need across the country. When you register with the Selective Service, you're helping ensure a secure future for your community and the United States of America. Federal Law requires nearly all male US citizens and male immigrants, 18 to 25-years-old, to register with Selective Service.

Mar 31, 2023

Why was it important for AmeriCorps to strengthen and simplify its brands and messaging?

Research has shown not enough Americans know about their opportunity to serve through national service programs; meanwhile, grantees and sponsors continue to find it difficult to communicate about our programs. CNCS used support over fifteen different brands, making it difficult to break through to the American public. Limited resources get spread thin across those many brands instead of concentrated for greatest impact. We are leveraging our new brand to raise awareness across the country and make it easier for the general public to understand the opportunities available through national service.

When did the new brand identity begin?

On September 29, 2020, AmeriCorps launched its new brand including an updated brand architecture, logo, and messaging. AmeriCorps also provided tools, templates and other resources to support grantee and sponsor adoption of the new identity. In January 2021, AmeriCorps launched its newly branded website to further support the unified brand and messaging. The website was designed with our branding goals in mind - to reach more Americans and make sure they know about their opportunity to join national service. 

What happened to Senior Corps?

The opportunities that are specific to Americans 55 years and older are now promoted with the AmeriCorps Seniors brand. Doing this positioned us to grow awareness of those opportunities available to the senior population, by building off the greater brand awareness that exists for AmeriCorps. 

Is there a new logo?

Yes, as part of the branding project the visual identity including logo, typography, color palette, and photography use has been updated. The visual identity follows the simplified brand architecture so all programs have the same logo moving forward. Download the new logo here.

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