Safety and security
AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers have the expectation and the right to serve in a safe environment, and to be treated with dignity and respect. AmeriCorps expects all program leaders and grantees to create safe service environments for our members and volunteers.
If you are experiencing a threat to your safety or security, and you are not comfortable discussing the matter with your program leaders, sponsor supervisors, or local law enforcement officials, you can contact our National Service Hotline at: 1-800-942-2677
Examples of Harassment Include:
- Explicit or implicit demands for sexual favors.
- Pressure for dates.
- Deliberate touching, leaning over, or cornering.
- Offensive teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions.
- Letters, phone calls, or distribution or display of offensive materials.
- Offensive leering, looks, or gestures.
- Gender, racial, ethnic, or religious baiting.
- Physical assaults or other threatening behavior.
- Demeaning, debasing, or abusive comments, or actions that intimidate.
AmeriCorps members and alumni: use our interactive portal to find information about your service and benefits. Use the portal to check your Education Award balance or to make payments to a school or loan provider.
Disability and accessibility
Volunteerism and work-based learning can provide critical preparation for youth as they transition from school to the workplace. The Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and AmeriCorps created guidance and resources to promote national service as an option for all Americans, including those with disabilities.