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.
For Team Leaders, the application deadline for the fall cycle is typically March 1st and for the winter the application deadline is typically September 1st. However, members are encouraged to apply early, because selection is continuous and the class may be filled before the application deadline date. Please refer to My AmeriCorps for accurate listings.
- Atlantic Region: CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, PR, RI, USVI, VT
- Southwest Region: AR, AZ, CO, KS, MO, NM, OK, TX
- Pacific Region: AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, Pacific Territories
- North Central Region: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI
- Southern Region: AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
There are currently five campuses that serve the states of their designated region.
Members must serve the full ten months and complete 1,700 hours of community service, including 80 hours of independent service. If a member departs the program early, he or she forfeits the education award unless there is a compelling reason, in which case the education award is pro-rated.
Members are required to complete 1,700 hours of service, including 80 hours of independent service activities. Members must be able to serve effectively with a team of individuals from and within communities of diverse cultural, ethnic, economic, geographic, and education backgrounds. Members must be able to communicate, to some extent, in the English language with peers, supervisors, staff and other individuals.