AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a national network of service programs that provides Americans of all ages and backgrounds with full- and part-time opportunities to serve their communities and help grassroots organizations meet local needs.

Nevada Volunteers administers AmeriCorps*Nevada, which pairs members with nonprofits, public agencies and faith-based and community organizations to help them tackle social challenges. AmeriCorps*Nevada members strengthen Nevada communities as part of a national service movement.

AmeriCorps goals

  • Get things done
  • Strengthen communities
  • Encourage responsibility
  • Expand opportunity

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.”

 

Segal
AmeriCorps
Education Award

AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance and, after completing their term of service, can earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school or qualified student loans.

Types of AmeriCorps Programs

  • AmeriCorps*State and AmeriCorps*National
    • Target: 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. (AmeriCorps*Nevada is an AmeriCorps*State program.)
  • AmeriCorps*VISTA
    • Target: 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.
  • AmeriCorps*NCCC
    • Target:  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: trainings 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.