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Choose from four volunteer options for the ultimate personal and professional development experience. Dive in, make a difference and learn new skills.

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Traditional Corps

Serve for 10-11 months with local and national nonprofits to complete hands-on projects.

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FEMA Corps

Serve for 12 months under the direction of FEMA and focus on disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery projects.

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Summer of Service 2023

Interested in a short-term service opportunity with NCCC? Serve for 2-3 months supporting the environment, affordable housing, and more.

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Position options

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Corps Member

Get the ultimate personal and professional development experience while serving on a team of your peers.

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Team Leader

Put yourself to the test and provide mentorship and guidance to a team of 8-10 Corps Members.

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Life in AmeriCorps NCCC

Thousands of young Americans are choosing to serve in AmeriCorps NCCC. Find out what your year could look like in this team-based program.

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During service, you will receive:

Basic expenses, including communal housing, meals, and a limited health benefit All program-related travel, including to your training location, projects, and back home after your service term
A modest living allowance for your personal expenses Valuable training in leadership, technical skills, teamwork, and more
Forbearance for federally backed students loans; after you successfully complete your term of service, you are eligible to have the interest incurred during service paid in full Opportunity to earn undergraduate college credit in Intro to Service Learning and Diversity in Service; a course in Core Supervisory Skills is available to Team Leaders

After service, you will receive:

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of over $6,000 to use on future educational expenses or to pay back qualified student loans Competitive job edge in your job search, including access to a network of over 600 Employers of National Service

Eligibility Requirements

  • To serve as a Corps Member, you must be between 18-26* years old. To serve as a Team Leader, you must be 18 or older (no upper age limit). You may apply to Traditional Corps at 17, if you will turn 18 before arriving on campus. You must be 18 to apply to FEMA Corps.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen (required for FEMA Corps), or a Lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S.
  • Must pass an initial drug screening test upon arrival to the program. A positive test on a drug screen for any substance (including marijuana) at any time during service could result in dismissal from the program.
  • Team Leaders must have a valid driver’s license, as they will be expected to drive the team vehicle.
  • Must be available for 10-12 months (or 2-3 months for Summer of Service participants) of full-time service consisting of extensive travel.
  • Up-to-date Tetanus vaccine, 2 doses of the MMR and a yearly FLU shot (Fall and Summer classes will get the FLU shot on campus during service term).
  • Up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters.


*The CARES Act, passed by Congress in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, increased the upper age limit for participation as an AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Member to 26 years old. Under the CARES Act, Section 3514(d), the upper age limit for AmeriCorps NCCC members is 26.  AmeriCorps NCCC applies the upper age limit at the time a member arrives on campus and is activated as a member. That means individuals must be on campus and activated as members for at least one day before turning 27. The 26-year upper age limit will remain in effect until further notice.


Reasonable Accommodations

AmeriCorps NCCC welcomes qualified individuals with disabilities into the service program. AmeriCorps NCCC does not have blanket rules that exclude candidates with particular health conditions or disabilities. The agency will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, gender identification, age, disability, or genetic information in assessing a candidate's ability to serve. The agency will make a reasonable accommodation to a known disability of a qualified candidate if it will not impose an undue hardship on the operations of the NCCC campus or program.

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Interested in serving? Would you like to hear from NCCC alumni? Are you a parent or educator interested in partnering with NCCC?

Join us for an interactive webinar to learn more. Register by choosing one of the following upcoming webinars.

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How to Apply

1. Prepare for the application and selection process

Get all the tips and tricks you need by connecting with the AmeriCorps NCCC Recruitment team, attending a webinar, and reviewing our Visual Guide to the Application Process.

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2. Create a profile

Input your basic information and verify your email address to set up your account.

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3. Complete an application

Tell us about your motivations for service, your skills and experience, and provide two professional references.

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4. Submit your application to the listing(s) of your choice.

Once your application is complete, don't forget to submit it to the specific opportunities you'd like to pursue.

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Need help with the application? Contact the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677.

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