What is a service year?
A service year is an opportunity to develop real-world skills through hands-on service. From fighting poverty to working with kids and responding to natural disasters — a service year is a meaningful and fulfilling way to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our nation. If your organization is not currently part of AmeriCorps, or if you want to create a new program not recognized by AmeriCorps, your positions will need to be certified. Take a look at the criteria to determine if your program is eligible for certification.