AmeriCorps NCCC Fact Sheet
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential service program for individuals ages 18-24. NCCC members are organized into 10- to 12-member teams and serve in local communities in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service.
Based out of five regional campuses in Maryland, Mississippi, Iowa, Colorado, and California, teams of members complete 6 to 8 weeks of intensive national service, doing projects proposed by community sponsors who identify needs within their communities and request NCCC assistance.
Project sponsors include national, community and faith-based nonprofit organizations; municipal and state governments; federal agencies and programs; city, state, and national parks; Native American communities; and schools throughout the United States.
NCCC Team Service Areas
Natural and Other Disasters
Natural and Other Disaster projects address the needs of communities affected by floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters. The focus is on preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery projects.
Infrastructure Improvement projects contribute to the safety and well-being of community members through repairing and building structures. In addition, projects will improve basic facilities and services needed for the functioning of the community.
Environmental Stewardship and Conservation
In the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, Environmental Stewardship and Conservation projects help preserve and enhance a community’s natural resources.
Energy Conservation projects promote energy efficient practices with organizations, communities, families, or individuals.
Urban and Rural Development
Urban and Rural Development projects address the special needs of communities in ways that improve the quality of life for citizens and the success of whole communities.
Since 2000, AmeriCorps NCCC teams have:
- Assisted 7,436,692 people in disaster areas
- Recruited or coordinated 659,233 volunteers
- Constructed or restored 8,738 miles of trail
- Removed 21,532 tons of debris or vegetation
Become an AmeriCorps NCCC Member
AmeriCorps NCCC is open to all U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents ages 18-24. NCCC is the experience of a lifetime! Member benefits include room and board, living allowance, health benefits, Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,500*, student loan deferment, training, uniforms and gear. To apply to be a member: please visit americorps.gov/nccc for more information.
Become an AmeriCorps NCCC Sponsor
NCCC provides a team of approximately 10 members who arrive with their own transportation, are supervised by a team leader, to help accomplish project goals and objectives defined by the sponsor. There is no direct charge or match required to receive a NCCC team, but sponsoring organizations are asked to provide: lodging, assistance with food costs, on-site technical supervision, materials and tools, and support for service learning. To apply to be a project sponsor, please visit americorps.gov/nccc for more information.
Corporation for National and Community Service
AmeriCorps NCCC, was implemented by the federal government in 1994, and is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering.