How will you spend your service year?

A service year is a paid, full-time position for young Americans looking to improve people’s lives and make a lasting impact in communities across the country. From fighting poverty to working with kids to responding to natural disasters — a service year is a meaningful and fulfilling way to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

By serving a year, you can live in a new city, meet new people, learn new skills, and gain valuable leadership and professional experience — all while receiving a stipend and often a scholarship to help pay for college or student loans. Plus, this experience will help you stand out when applying to college and future jobs.

When you serve a year, you’ll be joining a nationwide community of corps members and alums who are committed to making a difference. No matter where you are in your education or career, a service year is an incredible opportunity that will let you be a part of shaping your future and your community for years to come.

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Featured Positions

  • FEMA Corps Member

    FEMA Corps is an NCCC track for young adults who want to gain professional skills in emergency management while serving with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff on disaster response and recovery efforts. It is a 10 month, full-time ...

    CA + 2 more
    Focus: Disaster, Public Safety, Health + 2 more
  • AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator

    The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator serves as the face of Reading Partners within the community, leading the charge in recruiting and on-boarding volunteer tutors, while also executing community engagement initiatives. No two days are alike for Volunteer Coordinators - this is an ...

    SF, CA + 1 more
    Focus: Education & Youth
  • Crew Member

    Virginia Service and Conservation Corps members will be based out of one of six hub parks and will travel to parks throughout their region to work on environmental stewardship projects. Virginia Service and Conservation Corps Members will serve as restoration ...

    Douthat State Park, VA + 5 more
    Focus: Disaster, Environment

Featured Organizations

  • AmeriCorps Partnerships for Student Achievement (PSA)

    Forest Grove, OR

    Tutoring and mentoring for low-achieving and at-risk students in math and/or reading Developing, implementing and/or leading extended day activities (recreation, academic enrichment, and tutorial activities) Recruiting and coordinating community and parent volunteers in the school Support School Specialized ...

    Focus: Education & Youth
  • Nevada Conservation Corps

    Reno, NV

    The Nevada Conservation Corps is one of several programs managed by the Great Basin Institute. NCC provides valuable resource management services throughout the intermountain western region of the United States in the form of Conservation & Restoration Crews as well as ...

    Focus: Environment
  • Playworks

    Oakland, CA

    We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Playworks creates a place for every kid on the playground. It doesn't matter if children have never learned or played games before. We ensure ...

    Focus: Education & Youth
Rachelle D.
AmeriCorps VISTA
I was eager to start applying my skills to help create effective change, but I wasn’t ready to jump into a career. I needed to find an opportunity that would let me build off of what I knew while simultaneously giving me the confidence to safely test my personal boundaries.

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