WHAT IS AMERICORPS: AmeriCorps is a national service program modeled after the “Peace Corps". Much like the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for individuals to commit to a year of service in organizations whose mission is to meet critical needs in local communities. Those who commit to serve are called “AmeriCorps Members”. [Check out the video: "What is AmeriCorps?" under the Gallery tab above]
JOINING AN AMERICORPS PROGRAM: Each year, thousands of committed citizens join Georgia’s AmeriCorps programs. Those who join are as diverse as the host organizations managing the programs. AmeriCorps Members must be a U.S. Citizen, have at least a high school diploma, demonstrate a commitment to serve, and pass a state and national background screening. Some programs require a college degree.
Positions are for AmeriCorps members. Learn more about the programs by reading the descriptions.
- To see what programs have openings, go to My.AmeriCorps.gov and search for AmeriCorps State/National programs in Georgia.
- If you are interested, create a profile and apply online at AmeriCorps.gov.
Also, see the current list of GA AmeriCorps State programs for program description and contact information see Publications icon below.
AMERICORPS PROGRAM BENEFITS: During a year of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive a modest living allowance, training and professional development, and other benefits that come with serving the community. Full-time AmeriCorps Members may be eligible to receive health care and child care. After AmeriCorps members complete their year of service, they are awarded the Siegel Educational award that can be used to pay towards a federal student loan that is not in default or for current educational costs. To learn more about the Segal Educational Award, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award
INTERESTED IN AMERICORPS FUNDING: If you are an organization interested in applying for an AmeriCorps grants, visit www.americorps.gov for current funding opportunities.