Take a step towards federal employment, learn transferable skills, and make a difference when it matters most.

AmeriCorps NCCC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partnered to create FEMA Corps so people like you can help communities prepare for and respond to disasters. FEMA Corps can help you get a foot in the door to work for the federal government and gain experience in the emergency management sector. You and your team are deployed wherever the need is the greatest, which means you may travel across the country several times or remain in one location for the duration of your service. Projects vary, but all FEMA Corps members are trained in one or more of FEMA's mission-critical functions: disaster survivor assistance, individual assistance, logistics, planning/geographic information system, and public assistance.

If you choose to serve as an AmeriCorps NCCC member in the FEMA Corps program, your term will last 10 months to serve as a member and 11 months to serve as a team leader. You must be 18-26* at the start of your service term to serve as a member. You’ll need to be at least 18 years old upon arrival to serve as a team leader (there is no upper age limit to serve as a team leader and you do not need prior NCCC experience to serve in this role). As a member, you'll serve under the direction of one team leader and complete the service term living and serving together as a team. As a team leader, you'll lead a team of members. Both members and team leaders will train in one or more of FEMA's mission-critical functions including disaster survivor assistance, logistics, and public assistance. 

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Preparing to be a Team LeaderJuly 25 at 4 p.m. ET
Application & Selection OverviewAug. 8 at 4 p.m. ET
AmeriCorps NCCC: A to ZAug. 13 at 4 p.m. ET
Lunch & Learn: Winter Service OpportunitiesAug. 20 at 1 p.m. ET
AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps Team

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NCCC Position Options


Members are assigned to a regional campus to complete initial training and to receive team assignments. Diverse teams of 18-26* year-olds work under the direction of one team leader and complete the service term living and serving together. Members are responsible for completing Corps Training Institute, earning 1700 service hours, participating in physical training, and contributing to various team activities.

Team Leader

Team leaders are assigned a team of eight to 10 members. This role is not a staff position; however, team leaders are expected to guide and support the team throughout the service term. Team leaders are responsible for completing Team Leader Training, prior to member arrival. Team leaders conduct daily team activities and serve as the liaison between the team, the project sponsor, and AmeriCorps NCCC staff. Please note anyone may apply to be a team leader. Prior service experience is not required.

Join NCCC FEMA Corps

PositionApply:Start Term:Campus:
Winter Team LeaderJune 1 - Sept. 30, 2024Jan. 2025Vicksburg, MS
Winter Corps MemberJuly 1 - Oct. 31, 2024Feb. 2025Vicksburg, MS

Need help with the application? Check out our How to Apply section for step-by-step instructions on applying to AmeriCorps NCCC.

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Benefits and Eligibility

Benefits and Eligibility
Learn about the benefits during, and after, your service term with AmeriCorps NCCC. Find out more about the requirements to serve as a team leader or member.

Resources for Members and Supporters

NCCC Member Wellness Resources
Health and wellness resources for NCCC members.

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How to Apply
Step-by-step instructions on applying to AmeriCorps NCCC.

Hear From Current Members and Alumni

“After graduating from FEMA Corps, I plan to start the recruitment process to join the U.S. Air Force. With my degree in International Studies and my FEMA Corps knowledge of working with Disaster Survivor assistance, I plan to combine those experiences into a career in government.” - Mikaya
AmeriCorps Alumna, AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps


“One of the main reasons why I joined AmeriCorps NCCC/FEMA Corps was to gain more leadership experience and build my resume after graduate school. I knew from my first time serving with AmeriCorps NCCC that my experience as a team leader would provide that.” - JoAnna
AmeriCorps Alumna, AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps


“I had friends that are alums of AmeriCorps, but I recently learned about FEMA Corps. My background is in humanitarian operations and emergency response, so as a Team Leader, I’m really looking forward to exposing more young people into this field. I would love for the Corps members on my team to consider pursuing an emergency management degree and career opportunities in the field." - Shaya
AmeriCorps Team Leader, AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps


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