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AmeriCorps Members Bring Out the Best of America

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Your Benefits

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Living Allowance

Members receive a modest biweekly living allowance to cover basic expenses.

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Members receive free basic coverage during their AmeriCorps service.

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End of Service Benefits

Members can choose between a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $7,395) to pay for a range of education expenses or a $1,800 cash stipend.

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Reduction of Education Costs

Members may be eligible to access resources that will reduce their student loan burden.

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Professional Development

Jump-start your career and gain transferable skills employers value including leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving.

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Members who move more than 50 miles to perform their VISTA service receive a relocation benefit.

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Members receive leave benefits during their terms of service.

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Child Care

Eligible members receive a subsidy for children under 13 years.

Leaders Program

Members may apply to serve in a leadership role once they complete their full year service term.

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Summer Associates

VISTA offers a summer service program in a variety of projects across the U.S.

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Have a Question about Your Benefits?

Call the AmeriCorps Hotline at 1-800-942-2677, submit via webform or live chat with us.

Member Handbook

Learn the ins and outs of your program, specifics on your service opportunity, requirements, what to expect, code of conduct, as well as benefits and policies.

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MyAmeriCorps Portal

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.

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Coronavirus Impact

Access information about coronavirus and your AmeriCorps experience.

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Alumni Network

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.


Still have questions about the resources available to you as an AmeriCorps member? Read our most frequently asked questions.

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Safety and Security

All AmeriCorps members 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.

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