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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 and search for AmeriCorps State/National programs in Georgia.
  • If you are interested, create a profile and apply online at

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

INTERESTED IN AMERICORPS FUNDING: If you are an organization interested in applying for an AmeriCorps grants, visit for current funding opportunities. 




  • One of the programs of AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), is a full-time, residential, national service program whose mission is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team- based national and community service. AmeriCorps NCCC teams are assigned 3-6 service projects throughout their 10-month service term, primarily in the states or territories within their region. Service projects help to meet critical community needs in the areas of natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. Teams are available to support community and faith-based based organizations, national nonprofits, schools, local-, regional-, and federal municipalities, and national and state parks.

    Throughout AmeriCorps NCCC’s history, teams have assisted communities in preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery from the effects of natural disasters; constructed and rehabilitated low-income housing; built and repaired trails; led and managed community volunteers; installed energy efficient modifications to homes, businesses and public facilities; and addressed many other local needs. 

    If you or an organization would be interested in sponsoring an NCCC team for Round 1 projects (these are projects between Aug. 11 to Oct. 11), please submit the Project Concept Form (PCF) to Joel Barsky by Thursday, April 21st. See the attachments that include: (1) the Request for Proposals, (2) the PCF, and (3) the instructions on completing the PCF. Once the PCF is completed, it may be emailed back to Joel (see contact info below).

    Joel Barsky, Assistant Program Director

    NCCC – Southern Region

    O: (601) 630-4065  M: (202) 491-9381