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Submitted by nicky.campbell on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 12:11

Find the program that is right for you

We offer opportunities with different time commitments and requirements, meaning you can serve in whatever capacity works for your passion, goals, and lifestyle.
Program Time Commitment Age Length of Service Number of participants per Year Service Setting Benefits Structure
State and National Part time and Full time available 17 and up Varies 65,000 Choose a service environment Education award, living allowance Choose an organization
VISTA Full time 18 and up 12 months or summer positions 8,000 Serve in a nonprofit office Education award or end of service stipend, living allowance Choose an organization fighting poverty
NCCC Full time 18-26, no upper age limit for leaders 10-11 months 1,200 Complete physically demanding, hands-on projects while traveling regionally Education award, living allowance, housing provided Assigned to a variety of organizations
NCCC FEMA Corps Full time 18-26, no upper age limit for leaders 12 months 1,000 Serve in a government office or field setting across the country Education award, living allowance, housing provided Assigned to projects identified by FEMA
RSVP Flexible 55 and up Flexible 170,000 Choose a service environment No stipend; training Choose an organization
Foster Grandparent 5-40 hours/week 55 and up Flexible 20,000 Mentor and tutor students No stipend; training Choose an organization
Senior Companion 5-40 hours/week 55 and up Flexible 10,000 Visit seniors at home and assist with daily tasks Income eligible receive a stipend; insurance; training Choose an organization


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Our programs

We empower an entire ecosystem of service through our core programs.

Are you interested in working on a team and traveling the country?

AmeriCorps NCCC

Are you 55+ and interested in finding a flexible service opportunity in your community?

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP

Do you want to find the service experience that fits your interests? Search through thousands of opportunities available through organizations that work with AmeriCorps.

AmeriCorps State & National

Are you 55+ and interested in mentoring children and youth in your community?

AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparents

Are you 55+ and want to provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks?

AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companions

Are you interested in developing professional skills while expanding the capacity of organizations who fight poverty?

AmeriCorps VISTA

Even a day makes a difference

Time a challenge? You can still serve as a volunteer during a day of service. Find out what's coming and see how you can get involved.

MLK Day of Service

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off.” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

On this day Americans across the country are called to volunteer in their local communities in tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the attacks, first responders, and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom.

What to expect

Learn more about what to expect when you sign up for AmeriCorps.

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