Join AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps offers a variety of service opportunities, from the classroom to the outdoors, and everything in between. No matter what you're passionate about, where you're from, or why you choose to serve, AmeriCorps is your chance to be the greater good. AmeriCorps matches dedicated service members with thousands of organizations nationwide to tackle some of our country's toughest challenges with local solutions. Our three flagship programs, AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps State and National, and AmeriCorps VISTA have key differences you can research below as you search for the AmeriCorps project that is right for you.


Reasons to Join

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Help Others and Make a Difference

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Earn $ for College

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Pick a Project You're Passionate About

 


 

How it Works

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Serve Locally or Anywhere in the United States

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Earn a Modest Living Allowance

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Serve Full-time for a Year

(or find a part-time or summer project)

 

Which AmeriCorps Program is Right for Me?
 

Types of Service

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
Conduct hands-on service projects with a teamMeet community needs through diverse projectsWork with organizations to fight poverty

Age and Eligibility 

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
18 – 24 (18+ for leaders)17+18+
No prior experience necessaryNo prior experience necessaryNo prior experience necessary

Duration and Service Locations

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
10 – 12 monthsGenerally 3 – 12 months*12 months
Travel and serve on various projectsAnywhere in the countryAnywhere in the country

Living Allowance and Education Award

Living Allowance

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
YesYes, depending on programYes

 

Education Award

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
Up to $6,095Up to $6,095Up to $6,095 (or $1,800 cash stipend)

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