Each year, hundreds of thousands of AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve in organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities.
current members and volunteers
Why serve with AmeriCorps?
We bridge divides by bringing people together: connecting individuals and organizations to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.
Find your best fit
AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers can choose to serve with any of our thousands of partner organizations. Through our programs, we offer opportunities with different time commitments and requirements, meaning that you can serve in whatever capacity works for your goals and lifestyle.
Be a part of something bigger
When you serve with AmeriCorps, you join a network of more than 1 million strong. AmeriCorps alumni continue to give back to the country through civic-minded activity. The community you build while serving with AmeriCorps is unlike any other.
Grow personally and professionally
Learn and grow while giving back to a community. Individuals who serve with AmeriCorps build new skillsets that they can take with them wherever they go. Older Americans can apply their hard earned knowledge to make an impact in a new environment.
Receive benefits for your service
AmeriCorps provides opportunities for funding and benefits for its volunteers and members. Education awards are available to AmeriCorps members, as well as supplemental health insurance, loan deferment, and childcare. Benefits vary by program.
communities served across the country
in education awards dispersed to AmeriCorps alumni
How do I apply to AmeriCorps?
Join AmeriCorps Seniors and make giving back your second act.
We are committed to helping Americans over the age of 55 serve their communities. Our AmeriCorps Seniors programs offer opportunities specifically catered to older Americans.Find out more
How do I apply to AmeriCorps Seniors?
Find an opportunity near you
Use our AmeriCorps Seniors Pathfinder tool to easily search for current opportunities near you.
Connect with the opportunity
Connect directly with the organization that you are interested in volunteering with.
Find the opportunity that's right for you.
We empower an entire ecosystem of service through our core programs. AmeriCorps programs are open to all individuals. AmeriCorps Seniors programs are specifically designated for those 55 and older.
Do you want to find the service experience that fits your interests? Search through thousands of opportunities available through organizations that work with AmeriCorps.
Are you interested in developing professional skills while expanding the capacity of organizations who fight poverty?
Every AmeriCorps experience is a story.
AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers work countless hours to bring out the best in people across the country.
Barry, a retired Navy veteran of 30 years, a Subvet Diver, and a beam of sunlight, has been a Senior Corps RSVP volunteer for two years at the Veterans Coffee House where he serves along with Rosie, his therapy dog.
AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP
AmeriCorps supports my interests and helps me create a better understanding of the needs of my community. My VISTA service has taught me skills that will stay with me for a lifetime and I appreciate this opportunity every day!
I have had the opportunity to serve in a migrant farm community in Florida, our Nation's Capital, the state of Mississippi, the swamps of Congaree and the historic city of Charleston. I consider it an honor to be part of such a wonderful program. I'll forever be indebted to the people I have met along the way. I will take all the things I learned and share it in the new communities I will serve.
Katie Le Lacheur
Even a day makes a difference.
Time a challenge? You can still volunteer for a single day or join a day of service. Find out what's coming and see how you could help out.
Day of Service
Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off.” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
18 January 2021