Join AmeriCorps and bring out the best of America

Each year, tens of thousands of individuals serve with AmeriCorps programs to make change in communities in all 50 U.S. states, territories, and select tribal nations. Serving with an AmeriCorps State and National program puts you in an environment that propels your personal development, opens diverse career paths, and promotes lifelong civic engagement. Select from hundreds of service opportunities that allow you to put your passion into action.

AmeriCorps member with students building science project

Inspire learning

Develop an afterschool program, improve reading skills for primary school students, support high school students through college access programs, or use coding skills to build interactive museum exhibits.

AmeriCorps member serving outdoors in conservation corps

Protect the environment

Join a conservation corps and build hiking trails through public lands, maintain public parks, or protect wildlife.

AmeriCorps member serving on a Habitat for Humanity site to develop affordable housing

Create economic opportunity

Serve as a resource coordinator connecting individuals to affordable housing or conduct outreach for workforce development training opportunities.

AmeriCorps member delivering meals to students during COVID-19

Respond to disaster

Support and train communities in disaster response or safely serve in the time of COVID-19 delivering meals or contact tracing.

AmeriCorps members serving in community garden

Improve well-being

Increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables by building community gardens.

A U.S. military veteran in AmeriCorps discusses a plan with a fellow veteran in front of a laptop computer.

Honor veterans

Connect veterans and military families to healthcare and other services, or support their transition back to civilian life.

Public Health AmeriCorps

Explore opportunities to join the next generation of public health leaders.

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During service, you will receive:

A modest living allowance (available to most members)
Childcare and/or health benefits (available to some members)
Skills-based and professional development training
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

After service, you will receive: 

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to use on future educational expenses or to pay back qualified student loans. The value is dependent on length of service. Members 55+ are eligible to transfer their Education Award to a family member
Competitive job edge in your job search, including access to a network of over 600 Employers of National Service

Eligibility Requirements

To serve in AmeriCorps State and National, you must:

  • be 17 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien


How to Apply

1. Research Opportunities

Visit the MyAmeriCorps portal to begin your search. Find the program, location, and time commitment that fits you.

Begin your search

2. Create a profile

Input required information and complete registration, then get started on your application.

Create your profile

3. Create an application

Input personal and professional information. You will need two references to complete your application.

Start application

4. Submit your application

Once you complete your application, go back to the opportunities you want to apply for and submit your application. You can submit the same application to multiple opportunities.

Apply today

Application Resources

Completing Your AmeriCorps Application
A step-by-step visual guide for navigating the MyAmeriCorps application portal.

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