AmeriCorps service is an opportunity to make a big impact on your life and on the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward, they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.
As a member, you’ll gain new skills and experiences—and you’ll also find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others. In addition, full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal 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 members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.