AmeriCorps NCCC

If I am assigned to the wait list, what is the probability that I will be invited to serve?

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.

How long is the selection process or how long will it take before I find out the status of my application?

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.

What are the selection process and criteria?

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.

What is required to successfully complete the program and receive the AmeriCorps Education Award?

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.

What are the minimum requirements for participation in AmeriCorps NCCC?

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.


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