Serve with AmeriCorps
The AmeriCorps Pledge
“I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter and healthier. I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities. Faced with apathy, I will take action. Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground. Faced with adversity, I will persevere. I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond. I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.”
Types of AmeriCorps Programs
AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance and can earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, trade school, or student loans.
People ages 17+ who want to engage in direct service and mobilizing community volunteers. Activities include: mentoring students, promoting health initiatives, spreading public safety information or beautifying parks and trails.
People ages 18+ with a college degree or employment experience who want to use their skills to increase an organization’s impact. Activities include: addressing poverty-related issues by developing programs and improving nonprofit business practices. VISTAs are self-motivated and are passionate about doing the behind-the-scenes work to empower communities.
People ages 18–24 interested in working in a team environment completing intense projects that respond to regional challenges and needs, such as disaster response. Activities include: training on first aid, CPR, public safety, firefighting and other topics. Members should be willing to relocate throughout the country with their teams for project assignments throughout their service commitment.