AmeriCorps member benefits
Receive a modest living allowance to cover basic expenses during your service term.
Money for college and trade school
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is offered to individuals who complete a term of service and can be used to pay for a range of educational expenses, like repaying qualified student loans or future tuition payments. You can earn up to two full Education Awards with multiple service terms.
Loan deferment and interest forbearance
Individuals in approved AmeriCorps positions are eligible for forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans. In addition, interest payments that accrue during service may be eligible for repayment by AmeriCorps.
Jump-start your career and gain transferable skills employers value including leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. Once you complete your service, leverage the Employers of National Service network, which connects you with hundreds of employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors who are committed to hiring alumni.
Join a network of like-minded leaders who are passionate about improving communities. AmeriCorps alumni receive access to special benefits and resources. For example, many colleges and universities match the Education Award and offer additional AmeriCorps scholarships.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer benefits
Some programs offer a modest stipend to qualified volunteers.
Most programs offer supplemental health insurance. Volunteers can also receive supplemental accident and liability insurance while in service.
Improved health and wellbeing
Studies have shown that volunteering and giving back improves overall health and happiness. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers reported feeling happier and healthier while making a difference in their communities.
Develop new skills
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers bring unique skills and experiences to help communities thrive. Build on those skills through your service.