Yes, members may perform independent service projects while on leave as long as the ISP activities have been approved by staff in advance. The standard ISP uniform policy applies.
All members have a requirement to complete 80 independent service project (ISP) hours, which are included in the total 1,700 hour requirement. These are projects that members can develop and execute on their own.
No. Projects are developed by staff and assigned to teams.
Yes, the criminal history of all AmeriCorps
No. Campuses are assigned randomly.
The applicant is notified of the status of their application within three weeks after the assessment is completed.
As spots on campus become available, waitlisted applicants who have submitted the required clearance paperwork will be invited to serve on campus. These offers can come very late in the process--in some cases, only days before the planned campus start dates. The possibility of selection from the waitlist depends on the total number of applicants as compared to the number of available member slots. Chances of selection for service from the waitlist are typically higher for campuses beginning in the winter.
Member selection is a competitive process. The ratio of applicants that are accepted varies depending on the number of applications received.
For Corps Members: Our goal is to complete the Corps Member selection process within two months of receiving the application. This means that two months after we receive an application, the applicant should know if he or she has been accepted, placed on the waitlist or not accepted. However, there are many instances when it may take longer than two months.
All applicants receive an acknowledgement packet within three weeks of submitting their application. The packet contains information about the program and instructs applicants to call a toll-free telephone number to continue the application process.
Upon calling the toll-free number, applicants are asked to respond to several questions about their willingness to participate in all aspects of the program. Applicants who successfully clear the pre-screening are notified of the day their application will be assessed.