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Fast facts

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current members and volunteers

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in education awards dispersed to AmeriCorps alumni

Why Serve with AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is an opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to give their time and talent to strengthen communities.
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Find Your Best Fit

AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers can apply to serve with any of our thousands of partner organizations. Through our programs, we offer opportunities with different time commitments and requirements, so that you can serve in whatever capacity works for your goals and lifestyle.

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Be a Part of Something Bigger

When you serve with AmeriCorps, you join a network of more than 1 million strong. AmeriCorps alumni continue to give back to the country through civic-minded activity. The community you build while serving with AmeriCorps is unlike any other.

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Grow Personally and Professionally

Learn and grow while giving back to a community. Individuals who serve with AmeriCorps build new skillsets that they can take with them wherever they go. Older Americans can apply their hard-earned knowledge to make an impact in a new environment.

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Receive Benefits for Your Service

AmeriCorps provides several benefits for its volunteers and members. Education awards are available to AmeriCorps members, as well as supplemental health insurance, loan deferment, and childcare. Benefits vary by program.

Join AmeriCorps Seniors and Make Giving Back Your Second Act.

We are committed to helping Americans 55 and older serve their communities. Our AmeriCorps Seniors programs offer opportunities specifically catered to older Americans.

How Do I Apply to AmeriCorps Seniors?

Find an Opportunity Near You

Use our AmeriCorps Seniors Pathfinder to easily search for current opportunities near you.

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Get Started

Enter your personal information, availability, level of education, and skill areas.

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What to Expect 

Find out how serving with AmeriCorps can make an impact on your life.

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Join AmeriCorps

When you join AmeriCorps, you commit to helping American communities in need. 

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Every AmeriCorps Experience Tells a Story.

AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers represent the best of America: tirelessly serving people and communities across the country.

When we are in the car spending time together, it doesn’t matter if we make one delivery or six. It’s a way for us to get out of the house and do something that helps.

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