Each campus is fully staffed and led by a region director. Members, assigned to teams, report directly to a Team Leader, and teams are assigned to a unit that is led by a Unit Leader. The Unit Leader is directly responsible for the safety and well-being of the members in his or her unit.
Yes, but they cannot stay on the campus. They would have to stay in a hotel or with friends/family off the campus.
This depends upon your campus assignment. Some campuses allow personal vehicles, while others do not. This information will be clarified in the campus-specific information provided to applicants who are invited to campus and successfully complete medical and legal clearances. Even at campuses that allow personal vehicles, however, you will not be allowed to take your car with you when you go on a spike project.
Pets are strictly prohibited. You may bring your cell phone and your computer; however you will be responsible for the safekeeping of these items. Each campus has a computer lab for members and there are pay phones in the residence halls or dormitories where members live.
Uniforms must be worn at all times when on duty. Duty times include all service days, training days, team, unit and community meetings, and while on administrative or driver duty or any other time when representing AmeriCorps
Yes. You are required to wear a uniform. Uniforms are issued to members when they report to the campus. The uniform colors are gray, black, and khaki. At a minimum, all members will receive the following items:
Yes. Whenever members are not at the project site or performing other
Service hours are set by the particular project to which the team has been assigned; therefore they may vary. They can range from serving three weeks straight for 12 to 14 hours a day (such as disaster relief work or fire-fighting, where the need is great) to serving hours that resemble more of a regular work week (Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM).