I'm Ready to Serve
Wondering what to expect from your AmeriCorps service?
AmeriCorps is an Opportunity
Joining AmeriCorps is a way to put your idealism into action. As an AmeriCorps member, you can help make the world a better place: help children learn, protect the environment, or bring needed services to a low-income community
There are opportunities in AmeriCorps for anyone who is willing to do something special, something unique, something exciting.
AmeriCorps is an Experience
AmeriCorps is a real-life education and work experience wrapped into one. As a member, you will learn teamwork, leadership, responsibility and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life. And you will gain the personal satisfaction of taking on challenges and seeing results.
AmeriCorps Offers Tangible Benefits
Most AmeriCorps members receive student loan deferment, and training, and may receive a living allowance and limited health benefit options. After you complete your term of service, you will also receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to help pay for college, graduate school, or vocational training or to repay student loans.
Rules of Service
Please click on the links below to learn about the rules of service for each of three AmeriCorps programs: AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps NCCC, and AmeriCorps VISTA. Each of these links provides access to the member handbooks, so if you are considering serving in AmeriCorps, these handbooks can also be very helpful in learning more about the programs and their benefits.
CNCS’s goal in sharing this information with you is to prevent any violations of these rules. To that end, we encourage you to please email us at RulesofService@cns.gov if you have any questions about activities you are asked to perform. If you believe that prohibited activities are occurring, please contact the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677.