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.
What You'll Do
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.
Protect the Environment
Join a conservation corps and build hiking trails through public lands, maintain public parks, or protect wildlife.
Create Economic Opportunity
Serve as a resource coordinator connecting individuals to affordable housing or conduct outreach for workforce development training opportunities.
Respond to Disaster
Assist survivors and recruit volunteers to help restore communities affected by hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and tornadoes.
Advance more equitable health outcomes for underserved communities with Public Health AmeriCorps.
Connect veterans and military families to healthcare and other services, or support their transition back to civilian life.
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
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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