AmeriCorps
Prospective and Current Member Resources

 

Prospective Members

Are you interested in learning about AmeriCorps? Are you interested in finding open AmeriCorps service opportunities? Then this is the section for you!



What is AmeriCorps?


AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. AmeriCorps is made up of three main programs, State and National, NCCC, and VISTA, each with their own unique design and scope.

AmeriCorps State and National
is the broadest of the three AmeriCorps programs. State and National members meet critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment through direct service.

AmeriCorps NCCC
is a full-time, team-based, residential program for men and women ages 18-24. Its mission is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service.

AmeriCorps VISTA is the oldest of the three AmeriCorps programs. VISTA members serve full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations, and public agencies to create and expand programs that bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

Eligibility Requirements
Each AmeriCorps program has its own set of eligibility requirements which can be found at www.nationalservice.gov. The general requirement for all programs is that an individual must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident alien age 18 or older.


How do I apply?


There are two ways that individuals interested in joining AmeriCorps can apply:

  1. Go to www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps and click on the “Join AmeriCorps” side bar. Individuals can search for open positions by state or opportunity type.

  2. Go to www.myamericorps.gov and click on search listings. Individuals do not need to create a username and password to search openings; however, he or she will need to do so in order to apply.

The AmeriCorps Pledge

I will get things done for America to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.
I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.
Faced with apathy, I will take action.
Faced with conflict, I seek common ground.
Faced with adversity, I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member and I will get things done.


Current Members

Are you interested in serving with AmeriCorps, but looking for more information about AmeriCorps in West Virginia? Are you currently serving with one of Volunteer West Virginia’s 13 statewide AmeriCorps State programs? Then this is the section for you!

AmeriCorps in West Virginia


Benefits of Serving with AmeriCorps