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", plus the option to serve with a friend. 

As with all other NCCC programs, members will participate in pre-service training, albeit a shorter version, and serve on teams. NCCC teams will have project sponsors, site supervisors, and address a community-identified priority.

Summer of Service projects will focus on:

  1. environmental stewardship and/or climate change mitigation;
  2. affordable housing; and/or
  3. other types of community-focused service activities.

Examples of typical summer projects include cabin maintenance, education projects such as tutoring, mucking and gutting homes affected by disasters, trail maintenance, and construction, supporting food banks to alleviate hunger, and other community identified priorities.  

Check out our 2024 Summer of Service FAQs for additional details, including arrival and graduation dates, information on how to serve with a friend, and more!

Register for an Upcoming Webinar

Preparing to be a Team LeaderJuly 25 at 4 p.m. ET
Application & Selection OverviewAug. 8 at 4 p.m. ET
AmeriCorps NCCC: A to ZAug. 13 at 4 p.m. ET
Lunch & Learn: Winter Service OpportunitiesAug. 20 at 1 p.m. ET
AmeriCorps NCCC Summer of Service Team Walking Through Forest

AmeriCorps NCCC’s Summer of Service Program: This Is Your Moment

NCCC Position Options


Members are assigned to a regional campus to complete initial training and to receive team assignments. Diverse teams of 18-26* year-olds work under the direction of one team leader and complete the service term living and serving together. Members are responsible for completing Corps Training Institute, earning 300 service hours, participating in physical training, and contributing to various team activities.

Team Leader

Team leaders are assigned a team of eight to 10 members. This role is not a staff position; however, team leaders are expected to guide and support the team throughout the service term. Team leaders are responsible for completing Team Leader Training, prior to member arrival. Team leaders conduct daily team activities and serve as the liaison between the team, the project sponsor, and AmeriCorps NCCC staff. Please note anyone may apply to be a team leader. Prior service experience is not required.

Join NCCC Summer of Service

This short-term opportunity with NCCC may or may not be offered beyond the summer of 2024 and will be decided upon by program leadership.

PositionApply by:Start Term:Train in:
Team LeaderFeb. 28, 2025May 2025Aurora, CO or Vinton, IA
Corps MemberMarch 31, 2025June 2025Aurora, CO or Vinton, IA

Applications for Summer of Service 2025 Team Leaders will open in December. Eager to serve sooner? Consider serving in the AmeriCorps NCCC Traditional Corps program.

Need help with the application? Check out our How to Apply section for step-by-step instructions on applying to AmeriCorps NCCC.

Not ready to start your application? Connect with us first for application resources and more information.

Benefits and Eligibility

Benefits and Eligibility
Learn about the benefits during, and after, your service term with AmeriCorps NCCC. Find out more about the requirements to serve as a team leader or member.

Resources for Members and Supporters

NCCC Member Wellness Resources
Health and wellness resources for NCCC members.

Parents and Educators
Help spread the word about AmeriCorps NCCC opportunities.


How to Apply
Step-by-step instructions on applying to AmeriCorps NCCC.

Hear From Current Members and Alumni

“I was a bit apprehensive coming into this project having never done any kind of construction before, but it turned out to be an amazing experience...I learned so much not only about construction, but leadership, community building, and other has left me with a lot to think about and a changed perspective on life.” - Gwynne
AmeriCorps Alumna, AmeriCorps NCCC, Summer of Service


“Working with people from various backgrounds taught me patience and boosted my self-confidence in leadership. I plan to become a Team Leader if another Summer of Service is conducted next year, and I will continue to serve beyond AmeriCorps NCCC.” - Ashley
AmeriCorps Alumna, AmeriCorps NCCC, Summer of Service


“AmeriCorps was the perfect way to spend the summer making a positive impact in a community. I am passionate about service, and with my next career step being the Peace Corps, I felt that AmeriCorps really helped strengthen me to tackle the unexpected, to become comfortable with the uncomfortable, and to remain positive throughout unforeseen challenges" - Gabriel
AmeriCorps Alum, AmeriCorps NCCC, Summer of Service


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Whether you're ready to take the next step with AmeriCorps NCCC or if you're still getting to know your options, we are here to help.