Apply your skills and ideals to projects that meet critical needs in local communities, and make a big difference in the lives of those around you.
Every year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether you serve to make a community safer, give a child a second chance, or help protect the environment, you’ll be part of the AmeriCorps mission.
Benefits of Service
As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll gain new skills and experiences, and also find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others.
- Full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school or 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.
Learn more about the benefits of service by visiting the AmeriCorps web site.
After graduating from Valdosta State University (VSU) in August 2009, Heather thought she’d find a job without too much trouble. However, she was unable to find employment and quickly ran out of money. Heather finally find the opportunity that she needed after connecting with our AmeriCorps program. Read More »
National Goodwill® AmeriCorps Program
AmeriCorps members can be seen serving participants in 10 local Goodwill agencies across the United States, working in career centers, coordinating job clubs and volunteer programs, serving in e-cycling efforts, serving as instructors and more.
Goodwill AmeriCorps programs are located in:
- (GA) Atlanta, Macon and Columbus
- (TX) Waco and Austin
- (MN) St. Paul
- (MI) Grand Rapids and Traverse City
- (ME) Portland
- (WI) Madison