AmeriCorps is an Opportunity
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a difference in your life as well as the lives of those around you. Similar to a domestic Peace Corps, it is a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in your community.
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.
AmeriCorps Makes a Difference
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensivservice each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.