WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is deploying AmeriCorps members to help communities in Great Plains and Midwest states recover and rebuild after this week’s devastating tornadoes. As of this afternoon, nearly 50 AmeriCorps members will put boots on the ground on Tuesday, May 21, and even more remain on standby, ready to deploy.
As an easily deployable, highly motivated, and energized corps of young people, AmeriCorps NCCC has been a vital support system for communities across America in times of natural disaster and with FEMA Corps we hope to expand our impact to all communities in these times of need. With the help of FEMA and an increase of 1,600 additional corps members we can greatly increase our level of support and strengthen the nation’s disaster response capacity.
No. Once you are invited to serve for one NCCC service track you will no longer be able to be selected for the other NCCC service track. Be sure to learn as much as possible about the many opportunities available to you, and decide which option is right for you.
Yes. You can use the same application to apply to FEMA Corps and AmeriCorps NCCC as a Team Leader or Corps Member. Simply search listings for AmeriCorps NCCC, and click on each listing to select “Apply Now” for each opportunity that interests you. If you do not submit your application to a specific listing or position, your application will not be considered, so be sure to select “Apply Now” for each listing. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful submission.
To apply to FEMA Corps simply search listings for AmeriCorps NCCC or AmeriCorps NCCC Team Leaders. All NCCC opportunities that are currently accepting applications will be listed here. Select AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps and “Apply Now.”
Yes. As one of our main project focus areas, NCCC has a commitment to work related to disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. The traditional NCCC track will still work directly with state commissions, nonprofits, and faith based disaster response organizations. Potential activities include setting up and managing shelters and emergency call centers, large scale debris removal, demolition and construction, as well as leading and contributing to overall volunteer efforts. AmeriCorps NCCC members can expect at least one project in this focus area.
The AmeriCorps NCCC program focuses in a wide variety of service and project areas including direct response and recovery to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. In partnership with nonprofits, secular and faith based organizations, local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national or state parks, Indian Tribes and schools; NCCC members complete service projects throughout the campus region they are assigned.