Join AmeriCorps and bring out the best of America
Each year, tens of thousands of individuals serve with AmeriCorps programs to make change in communities in all 50 U.S. states, territories, and select tribal nations. Serving with an AmeriCorps State and National program puts you in an environment that propels your personal development, opens diverse career paths, and promotes lifelong civic engagement. Select from hundreds of service opportunities that allow you to put your passion into action.
Develop an afterschool program, improve reading skills for primary school students, support high school students through college access programs, or use coding skills to build interactive museum exhibits.
Protect the environment
Join a conservation corps and build hiking trails through public lands, maintain public parks, or protect wildlife.
Create economic opportunity
Serve as a resource coordinator connecting individuals to affordable housing or conduct outreach for workforce development training opportunities.
Respond to disaster
Support and train communities in disaster response or safely serve in the time of COVID-19 delivering meals or contact tracing.
Increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables by building community gardens.
Connect veterans and military families to healthcare and other services, or support their transition back to civilian life.
During service, you will receive:
|A modest living allowance (available to most members)|
|Childcare and/or health benefits (available to some members)|
|Skills-based and professional development training|
|Forbearance for federally backed students loans; after you successfully complete your term of service, you are eligible to have the interest incurred during service paid in full|
After service, you will receive:
|Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to use on future educational expenses or to pay back qualified student loans. The value is dependent on length of service. Members 55+ are eligible to transfer their Education Award to a family member|
|Competitive job edge in your job search, including access to a network of over 600 Employers of National Service|
To serve in AmeriCorps State and National, you must:
- be 17 years or older (no upper age limit)
- be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
How to Apply
1. Research Opportunities
Visit the MyAmeriCorps portal to begin your search. Find the program, location, and time commitment that fits you.Begin your search
2. Create a profile
Input required information and complete registration, then get started on your application.Create your profile
3. Create an application
Input personal and professional information. You will need two references to complete your application.Start application
4. Submit your application
Once you complete your application, go back to the opportunities you want to apply for and submit your application. You can submit the same application to multiple opportunities.Apply today
Completing Your AmeriCorps Application
A step-by-step visual guide for navigating the MyAmeriCorps application portal.
Need help with the application? Contact the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677.