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Will transgender and gender non-conforming Corps Members and Team Leaders who choose to medically transition always be able to access medical services and/or pharmacies during their term of service?

As with any member who requires maintenance medicine, AmeriCorps NCCC encourages transgender members to procure medications they take regularly prior to deployment on project rounds. Many projects require members to live in remote areas and/or to camp for up to 10 – 12 weeks, where they may not have the same access to medical services to which they are accustomed. Members are encouraged to discuss and plan for their medical needs, if they feel comfortable, with the pre-service health unit staff.

I have a medical marijuana card. Does that mean I am allowed to use marijuana while in AmeriCorps NCCC?

No, state-based medical marijuana cards do not authorize member to use marijuana while in AmeriCorps NCCC because marijuana use is prohibited under federal law and AmeriCorps NCCC is a federal program.

I’m nervous about the physical training requirement of AmeriCorps NCCC. What does physical training (PT) actually consist of?

The purpose of AmeriCorps NCCC physical training (PT) is self-improvement and team bonding. The typical workout schedule includes three, 45-minute sessions per week. One or more members on each team is designated as the PT coordinator and organizes the sessions. PT sessions can include calisthenics, running, yoga and structured activities, like hiking or going to the gym  Policy surrounding PT may vary between campuses.

I am a teacher or school counselor, can I get someone to come speak to my students about this opportunity?

We're always looking for ways to connect more students to AmeriCorps opportunities. If you're interested in AmeriCorps NCCC specifically, please send us a message and we’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours. For all other AmeriCorps programs, please email engagement@cns.gov. Depending on where you live, we may be able to visit your students in person or schedule a webinar with your class.

How can I stay updated on what my child is doing while they are serving in AmeriCorps NCCC?

Each regional office of AmeriCorps NCCC manages a Facebook page that is updated on a regular basis. Through this medium, staff share projects individual teams are working on, as well as information about members' progress through their service terms. Members may also travel with a personal cell phone or other device so they can remain connected to loved ones during service.

How can I share information about AmeriCorps with my students, children, or other young adults?

There are many ways to help us spread the word about AmeriCorps. You can order flyers and other print materials from our free online ordering system, use our brand resources to give a presentation, or engage with us on social media. For more information, visit our Partners and Educators page.

I have “x” medical condition and want to apply for AmeriCorps NCCC?

Each applicant is looked at on a case by case basis. We do not have a list of medical conditions that will automatically disqualify you from service. If the Medical Screening Unit needs any additional information from you they will contact you.

What is the deadline for applying for an AmeriCorps NCCC team?

Project Concept Form and Service Project Application deadlines are determined by each Regional Campus. Please contact your Region’s Staff to determine when applications are being accepted. More information can also be found on our National Request for Proposals.

How do I apply for an AmeriCorps NCCC team?

The first step is to determine the appropriate Regional Campus as your point of contact. Reach out to Regional Staff to discuss your ideas for a project, clarify questions, and learn more about the program. From there your organization can submit an NCCC Project Concept Form. Upon review of this form, NCCC will invite your organization to complete and submit a Service Project Application. Teams are awarded based on compelling need, geographic distribution, availability of teams, costs related to team deployment, and additional criteria within the application instructions. Please visit the NCCC sponsor page for more information on the application process.

What does the clearance process entail for AmeriCorps NCCC?

Invited AmeriCorps NCCC members must undergo 2-3 types of clearances before they may begin serving: a medical history clearance (Medical History Form) and a legal clearance (Fingerprint Card, Criminal History check). FEMA Corps Only: FEMA Initial Screening (OF-306 Federal Employment Form, Credit Release, Privacy Waiver). Passing the initial screening will allow you to begin your service with FEMA Corps, but a more in-depth background investigation will continue during your service. These forms will be provided to you when you are invited to serve with us. Please contact ANCCC@cns.gov if you need help filling them out, or have questions about what is contained in these forms.

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