Special Initiatives

Employers of National Service

Dedicated. Talented. Ready to Work for You. 

Group of AmeriCorps members with President Obama

“If you’re an employer who wants to hire talented, dedicated, patriotic, skilled, tireless, energetic workers, look to AmeriCorps, look to the Peace Corps… Citizens who perform national service are special. You want them on your team.” 
– President Obama


What is Employers of National Service?

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Employers of National Service connects AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni with employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Through this initiative, employers have increased access to a dedicated, highly qualified, and mission-oriented pool of potential employees, and national service alumni have additional opportunities to apply their skills in the workplace.

President Obama launched Employers of National Service at AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary to recognize the valuable skills gained by the 900,000 Americans who have participated in AmeriCorps since 1994 and the 215,000 who have participated in the Peace Corps since 1961.

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For a list of Employers of National Service, please click here
 

Peace Corps volunteer with children.

Why Hire National Service Alumni?

National service develops essential skills that make AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni high-quality employees for any organizations or company. National service alumni are strong leaders who are motivated, flexible, innovative, and outcome-oriented. They learn quickly, work well on diverse teams, and know how to mobilize others to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world.  

To learn more about alumni skills, read the results of our AmeriCorps Alumni Outcomes Survey here

 

What Are the Benefits of Being an Employer of National Service?

Employers of National Service will have a competitive edge in reaching a large and diverse pool of talented individuals. Participating employers will have their job opportunities highlighted via promotional channels that reach a vast network of talented job seekers. Every employer from the nonprofit, government, and corporate sectors will benefit from the value that national service alumni add to their organization. 

Read our Employer FAQ for more information or email employers@cns.gov

 

How Does an Organization Become an Employer of National Service?

To become an Employer of National Service, organizations will adopt policies and practices that allow applicants to highlight skills gained through national service. Organizations will identify themselves as an Employer of National Service on their website, in job applications, or in another approved manner that demonstrates to alumni that your organization understands and actively recruits those who have completed a national service program. 

To sign up, employers complete a brief webform selecting their preferred method of commitment. 

Read our Employer FAQ for more information or email employers@cns.gov

 
 

Partnering Organizations

Employers of National Service is an initiative co-sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps Alums, the National Peace Corps Association, and the Service Year Alliance. Identification as an Employer of National Service does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the co-sponsors for the activities of the participating employers.

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