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Summer of Service
Summer of Service is a simplified version of NCCC’s other programs, on a shortened timeframe. As with all other NCCC programs, members will participate in pre-service training, albeit a shorter version, and serve on teams.
Interested in a service year supporting projects that focus on wildland fire prevention, reforestation, and more? Beginning summer 2024, AmeriCorps NCCC is teaming up with the U.S. Forest Service to bring you AmeriCorps NCCC Forest Corps.
AmeriCorps NCCC Summer of Service
Summer of Service is a simplified version of NCCC's other programs, on a shortened timeframe. Summer of Service participants will pursue the same NCCC mission of "strengthening communities and developing leaders through service."
During service, you will receive:
Basic expenses, including communal housing, meals, and a limited health benefit
All program-related travel, including to your training location, projects, and back home after your service term
A modest living allowance for your personal expenses
Valuable training in leadership, technical skills, teamwork, and more
Forbearance for federally backed students loans; after you successfully complete your term of service, you are eligible to have the interest incurred during service paid in full
After service, you will receive:
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of over $7,000 to use on future educational expenses or to pay back qualified student loans (Summer of Service graduates will receive a prorated Segal Education Award of approximately $1,550 for completing a term of Summer of Service with NCCC)
Competitive job edge in your job search, including access to a network of over 700 Employers of National Service
Opportunities to make your education more affordable through scholarships, application fee waivers, and other benefits for AmeriCorps alums provided by hundreds of Schools of National Service
- To serve as a Corps Member, you must be between 18-26* years old. To serve as a Team Leader, you must be 18 or older (no upper age limit). You may apply to Traditional Corps at 17, if you will turn 18 before arriving on campus. You must be 18 to apply to FEMA Corps.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen (required for FEMA Corps and Forest Corps), or a Lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S.
- Must pass an initial drug screening test upon arrival to the program. A positive test on a drug screen for any substance (including marijuana) at any time during service could result in dismissal from the program.
- Team Leaders must have a valid driver’s license, as they will be expected to drive the team vehicle.
- Must be available for 10-11 months (or 2-3 months for Summer of Service participants) of full-time service consisting of extensive travel.
*The CARES Act, passed by Congress in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, increased the upper age limit for participation as an AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Member to 26 years old. Under the CARES Act, Section 3514(d), the upper age limit for AmeriCorps NCCC members is 26. AmeriCorps NCCC applies the upper age limit at the time a member arrives on campus and is activated as a member. That means individuals must be on campus and activated as members for at least one day before turning 27. The 26-year upper age limit will remain in effect until further notice.
AmeriCorps NCCC welcomes qualified individuals with disabilities into the service program. AmeriCorps NCCC does not have blanket rules that exclude candidates with particular health conditions or disabilities. The agency will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, gender identification, age, disability, or genetic information in assessing a candidate's ability to serve. The agency will make a reasonable accommodation to a known disability of a qualified candidate if it will not impose an undue hardship on the operations of the NCCC campus or program.
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Campuses and Regions
Approximately 2,200 AmeriCorps members serve in the AmeriCorps NCCC Traditional and FEMA Corps programs each year. Members are assigned to one of four regional campuses, located in Vinton, IA, Sacramento, CA, Vicksburg, MS and Aurora, CO. Members remain on campus during initial training and return to campus between projects for “transition.” The remainder of the service term is typically spent away from campus at assigned project locations throughout the given region. Click below to explore each of AmeriCorps NCCC’s unique campuses:
Learn more about the NCCC regions: