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Bring Out the Best of America

Each year, tens of thousands of individuals serve with AmeriCorps programs to make change in communities in all 50 U.S. states, territories, and select tribal nations. Serving with an AmeriCorps State and National program puts you in an environment that propels your personal development, opens diverse career paths, and promotes lifelong civic engagement.

Find an opportunity

What You'll Do

AmeriCorps member serving in a classroom with City Year

Inspire Learning

Develop an afterschool program, improve reading skills for primary school students, support high school students through college access programs, or use coding skills to build interactive museum exhibits.

AmeriCorps member serving outdoors in conservation corps

Protect the Environment

Join a conservation corps and build hiking trails through public lands, maintain public parks, or protect wildlife.

AmeriCorps member serving on a Habitat for Humanity site to develop affordable housing

Create Economic Opportunity

Serve as a resource coordinator connecting individuals to affordable housing or conduct outreach for workforce development training opportunities.

An AmeriCorps member working to restore a community affected by a hurricane

Respond to Disaster

Assist survivors and recruit volunteers to help restore communities affected by hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and tornadoes.

An AmeriCorps member serving at Samaritan's Feet in Landover, Maryland

Improve Well-Being

Advance more equitable health outcomes for underserved communities with Public Health AmeriCorps.

A U.S. military veteran in AmeriCorps discusses a plan with a fellow veteran in front of a laptop computer.

Honor Veterans

Connect veterans and military families to healthcare and other services, or support their transition back to civilian life.

New Opportunity

Public Health AmeriCorps

Join the movement to address urgent public health needs. From the back office to the frontlines, there’s a place for you with Public Health AmeriCorps.

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Serving with AmeriCorps State and National

Learn more about the requirements for and benefits of serving with AmeriCorps State and National.


During service, you will receive:

  • A modest living allowance (available to most members)

  • Childcare and/or health benefits (available to some members)

  • Skills-based and professional development training

  • 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 to use on future educational expenses or to pay back qualified student loans. The value is dependent on length of service. Members 55+ are eligible to transfer their Education Award to a family member

  • Competitive job edge in your job search, including access to a network of over 600 Employers of National Service

Eligibility Requirements

To serve in AmeriCorps State and National, you must:

  • be 17 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien

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Stay tuned for upcoming webinars.

How to Apply

Need help with the application? Read the Guide to Completing Your AmeriCorps Application or call the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677.

1. Search

Visit the MyAmeriCorps portal to find the State and National opportunity that fits you.

Begin your search

2. Register

Create a profile, input the required information, and then get started on your application.

Create your profile

3. Apply

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

Start your application

4. Submit

Complete your application, and then submit it to the specific opportunities you want to pursue.

Submit your application

Get in Touch

Ask Questions

Ready to serve or still getting to know your options? We are here to help.

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Provide your email address so we can inform you of upcoming opportunities.

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State Commissions

Learn more about AmeriCorps State and National in your state.

Contact your commission

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