The AmeriCorps mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service 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 800,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours of service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.
AmeriCorps is a national service program that involves people of all ages and backgrounds in helping communities address critical needs in:
- Clean Energy and Environment
- Healthy Futures
- Economic Opportunity
- Disaster Services
What You Can Do
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals to help others and meet critical needs in the community.
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 80,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!
AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America. As an AmeriCorps member, you can:
- Tutor and mentor disadvantaged youth
- Fight illiteracy
- Improve health services
- Build affordable housing
- Teach computer skills
- Clean parks and streams
- Manage or operate after-school programs
- Help communities respond to disasters
- Build organizational capacity
Benefits of Service
As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll gain new skills and experiences—and you’ll also experience the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others. In addition, full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. Members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.
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Individuals interested in joining AmeriCorps should contact the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677 or via webform at https://questions.nationalservice.gov.