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AmeriCorps: Ways to Serve

 


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AmeriCorps NCCC members helping move wood at work site.

AmeriCorps NCCC members strengthen communities and develop leadership skills through direct, team-based service. Teams of young adults, age 18-24, travel across the country to complete projects that meet crucial community needs. FEMA Corps members complete projects specifically designed by FEMA to support disaster preparedness and response.

AmeriCorps NCCC

AmeriCorps State & National member in Minnesota working in school.

AmeriCorps State & National members engage in a diverse range of service projects at local, regional, and national organizations to address critical community needs of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship and veterans and military families.

AmeriCorps State
& National

AmeriCorps VISTA members working together at site.

AmeriCorps VISTA members go where the need is greatest: to communities facing poverty, inequity, and unemployment. VISTA members serve in a professional setting building partnerships, writing grants, and organizing volunteers. Above all, VISTA members are catalysts for change, working to advance local solutions.

AmeriCorps VISTA

 

Which AmeriCorps Program is Right for Me?

Use the following information to compare our three programs.

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

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
18 – 24 (18+ for leaders)17+18+

Eligibility

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
No prior experience necessaryNo prior experience necessaryNo prior experience necessary

Duration

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
10 – 12 monthsGenerally 3 – 12 months*12 months

Location

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
Travel and serve on various projectsAnywhere in the countryAnywhere in the country

Living Allowance

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
YesYes, depending on programYes

Education Award

AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State & NationalAmeriCorps VISTA
Up to $5,920Up to $5,920Up to $5,920 (or $1,800 cash stipend)

 

Additional benefits vary by program but may include: child care, health care, meals, housing, transportation, federal non-competitive eligibility benefit, etc. Visit our website to see updated education award amounts and apply.

*Service ranges from 300 to 1,700 hours, including full-time, part-time, half-time, quarter-time, and minimum-time positions.

Updated January 2018.


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