AmeriCorps is a national
service program that enables individuals to commit a significant amount of time
to voluntary service designed to meet community needs. AmeriCorps grants are awarded
to non-profit organizations, government agencies and/or schools that enroll AmeriCorps
members in an effort to address our state's most pressing needs. Members may address
problems in the areas of education, economic opportunity, health, and the environment.
AmeriCorps members may provide direct services to clients, mobilize additional community
volunteers, build organizational capacity, or assist with short term projects in
AmeriCorps members often receive a living stipend during their service and are eligible
for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of their service.
Agencies that host AmeriCorps members may also provide them with additional benefits,
such as health care and child care assistance.
There are three branches of AmeriCorps service programs:
Note:Each program has different eligibility requirements. You may
design a project in which only a single member serves at your site, you may partner
with others to create a program that hosts multiple AmeriCorps members, or you might
request a team of members to do an intensive project in your community. Visit the
“Start a Program” page to find out more about which branch of AmeriCorps
could best help you.