Safety and Security
AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers have the expectation and the right to serve in a safe environment, and to be treated with dignity and respect. AmeriCorps expects all program leaders and grantees to create safe service environments for our members and volunteers.
If you are experiencing a threat to your safety or security, and you are not comfortable discussing the matter with your program leaders, sponsor supervisors, or local law enforcement officials, you can contact our National Service Hotline at: 1-800-942-2677
Phone hours: 8am - 8pm ET | Saturday - Sunday: closed
You can also leave a message during non-business hours.
National Resource for Sexual Assault or Harassment:
The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7
Examples of Harassment Include:
- Explicit or implicit demands for sexual favors.
- Pressure for dates.
- Deliberate touching, leaning over, or cornering.
- Offensive teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions.
- Letters, phone calls, or distribution or display of offensive materials.
- Offensive leering, looks, or gestures.
- Gender, racial, ethnic, or religious baiting.
- Physical assaults or other threatening behavior.
- Demeaning, debasing, or abusive comments, or actions that intimidate.
To Share Other Safety or Security Concerns:
If you believe your service environment is not safe or secure, you may share your concerns and questions directly with AmeriCorps.
AmeriCorps members and alumni: use our interactive portal to find information about your service and benefits. Use the portal to check your Education Award balance or to make payments to a school or loan provider.
Disability and Accessibility
Volunteerism and work-based learning can provide critical preparation for youth as they transition from school to the workplace. The Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and AmeriCorps created guidance and resources to promote national service as an option for all Americans, including those with disabilities.
Find Another Opportunity to Serve
Look for another service opportunity to build on the skills you’ve already gained. There are leadership opportunities in many of our programs.
Still have questions about the resources avaiable to you as an AmeriCorps member or alumnus, or an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer or alumni? Read our most frequently asked questions.