Benefits of Service
Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone—such as pride, satisfaction and accomplishment—are worthwhile reasons to serve.
But there are other benefits as well—tangible benefits such as awards, job and education certifications, professional development, and more.
Benefits vary by program. To learn about the specifics, please visit one of our program sites.
Senior Corps Benefits
Senior Corps offers a network of programs that tap the rich experience, skills and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges.
Senior Corps programs benefit the community, the organization, and the volunteer. Think of what you can do when you give your time to help your community:
Help your community: Know that you are giving your time, talent, wisdom, and experience to your community and neighbors who need you.
Help yourself: Through service, you can add to the quality and health of your life. Research indicates that volunteers enjoy better health, make new friendships, stay active and involved in the community, and learn new skills.
Make a difference: Be part of a national movement to transform America through the involvement of its citizens.
Save money for the organizations you serve: By donating your time and skills, you help make funds go farther for organizations that address critical needs in your community.
Through its programs, AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans to make an ongoing, intensive commitment to service.
Perhaps the biggest benefit you will experience when you join AmeriCorps is the satisfaction of incorporating service into your life and making a difference in your community and your country.
Whether you are tutoring kids, building homes, clearing trails or helping to start a local health clinic you will see the direct results of your work.
In addition, as an AmeriCorps member, you'll be eligible for a variety of benefits including a small living allowance, education awards, professional development, and more.