Application Deadlines and Service Dates

Please note: The following dates and locations are subject to change. Please check back prior to applying to check application deadlines and service dates. Check our FAQs page for other application and service questions.

Training locations are assigned by NCCC staff; applicants do not have the ability to select locations. Once in service, AmeriCorps members in Traditional Corps teams travel throughout their assigned region while AmeriCorps members in a FEMA Corps team can travel throughout the entire United States.

*Currently Accepting Applications

Traditional Corps Member Listings:

Start Term in: Apply: Serve: Train in:
Fall April 1 - June 30 Oct. - Jul. Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA
Winter* July 1 - Oct. 31 Feb. - Nov. Vinton, IA
Summer Nov. 1 - March 31 Jul. - May Vicksburg, MS

Traditional Corps Team Leader Listings:

Start Term in: Apply: Serve: Train in:
Fall March 1 - May 31 Sep. - Jul. Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA
Winter* June 1 - Sep. 30 Jan. - Nov. Vinton, IA
Summer Nov. 1 - Feb. 28 Jun. - May Vicksburg, MS

FEMA Corps Member Listings:

Start Term in: Apply: Serve: Train in:
Winter: FEMA Corps* July 1 - Oct. 31 Feb. - Nov. Vicksburg, MS
Summer: FEMA Corps Dec. 1 - March 14 Jun. - Mar. Sacramento, CA

FEMA Corps Team Leader Listings:

Start Term in: Apply: Serve: Train in:
Winter: FEMA Corps* June 1 - Sep. 30 Jan. - Nov. Vicksburg, MS
Summer: FEMA Corps Nov. 1 - Feb.14 May - Mar. Sacramento, CA

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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), 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.

  • Up-to-date Tetanus vaccine, 2 doses of the MMR and a yearly FLU shot (Fall and Summer classes will get the FLU shot on campus during service term).

  • Up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters.

*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.

Reasonable Accommodations

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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Begin your journey: How to apply


1. Options to prepare for the application and selection process.

We encourage you to start your application and selection process by using one or more of the options below. If you are ready to proceed with your application, remember to reference the visual guide for tips and tricks as you move through the application process. 

Option 1: Connect with us

This is a great first step to take if you are curious about AmeriCorps NCCC or simply looking to learn more about the program before you apply. Fill out a brief form if you'd like to receive support and detailed information on the AmeriCorps NCCC application process.

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Option 2: Join us for an interactive webinar

We understand that making the decision to pursue a yearlong commitment with AmeriCorps NCCC comes with a lot of questions. That's exactly why we started our NCCC webinar series so you can learn more about life as an AmeriCorps NCCC member, discover the many benefits you'll receive during and after service, and have a chance to ask some of those burning questions you might still have about serving in the program.

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Option 3: Visual guide to the AmeriCorps application process

Once you decide to apply for AmeriCorps NCCC service, you'll want to reference our online visual guide (also available in PDF format) throughout the entire application process. We'll walk you through the registration and application process and provide tips for a successful AmeriCorps NCCC application.

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2. Create your profile.

Input your basic information and verify your email address to set up your account.


Remember to refer to our visual guide for support throughout the entire registration and application process. 

3. Complete an application.

Tell us about your motivations for service, your skills and experience, and provide two professional references.

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Remember to refer to our visual guide for support throughout the entire registration and application process. 

4. Submit your application to the listing(s) of your choice.

Once your application is complete, don't forget to submit it to the specific opportunities you'd like to pursue. Choose an option below to view open listings:

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Need help with your application, contact the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677.

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