Are you an educator, counselor, youth development coach, parent, or mentor?  As a community leader, you have the ability to make a difference in the lives of the young adults in your network.  A term of service in AmeriCorps NCCC can be a great next step in their professional development. We need you to help spread the word about AmeriCorps NCCC opportunities. Scroll down to learn more.

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What is AmeriCorps NCCC?

AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time service program that covers lodging and travel expenses, allowing young adults to serve on a team and make an impact in communities across the country while gaining valuable leadership skills.

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At a Glance

AmeriCorps NCCC is a team-based, full-time service program.

  • Serve for 10-11 months
  • Must be 18-26* years old
  • No minimum education requirement for service
  • Three program options


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  • Gain valuable leadership skills
  • Travel the country
  • Earn an Education Award
  • Build resume through service


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Understanding the Options

AmeriCorps NCCC offers three unique paths to service: Traditional Corps, FEMA Corps, and Forest Corps. Each service path includes a Corps Member position (for 18-26* year-olds) and a Team Leader position (for individuals 18+, no upper age limit, who possess leadership experience).

  • Traditional Corps teams partner with local and national organizations to complete hands-on projects in a designated region of the country.
  • FEMA Corps teams serve nationally under FEMA direction to complete administrative projects related to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
  • Forest Corps teams perform direct, hands-on service in the areas of wildfire risk mitigation, reforestation, environmental conservation, and resource management, while serving alongside the United States Forest Service

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AmeriCorps NCCC: Parent Perspective

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Join Our Upcoming Parents and Educators Webinar

Do you teach, coach, guide, or mentor young adults ages 16-26 on their career decisions? Learn more about the benefits of service with AmeriCorps NCCC and how you can help connect the young adults in your life to these excellent opportunities. 

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4PM ET - Register Now

Not able to make it to our upcoming webinar? All who register will receive a recording of the event.

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Ways to Get Involved

Do you share in our mission of building the next generation of leaders by providing young adults with valuable career opportunities? Download our resources and share the details of AmeriCorps NCCC with your network

Download Our Parents and Educators Toolkit

This is a handy document to help you see why the young adults in your life should serve with AmeriCorps.

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Give a Presentation to Your Students

Download the presentation template and speaking notes to share information about national service with your students.

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Help Your Child/Student(s) with the Application

Host an application workshop to help children/students through the process or serve as a professional reference. View the online version or download our Guide to the AmeriCorps Application Process and you'll be set.

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‘I can’t say enough about the amazing experience had by my son. He gained so many life skills and had amazing experiences! He will treasure the memories forever!’ / Lori, parent of AmeriCorps alumnus

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*The CARES Act, passed by Congress in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, increased the upper age limit for participation as an AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Member to 26 years old. Under the CARES Act, Section 3514(d), the upper age limit for AmeriCorps NCCC members is 26.  AmeriCorps NCCC applies the upper age limit at the time a member arrives on campus and is activated as a member. That means individuals must be on campus and activated as members for at least one day before turning 27. The 26-year upper age limit will remain in effect until further notice.

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