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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 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. 

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  • 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

    AmeriCorps.gov

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

    JBarsky@cns.gov

  • 2022 GEORGIA SERVES FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
    Georgia Serves is seeking proposals from eligible organizations interested in operating AmeriCorps programs to strengthen communities through National Service and Volunteerism. Eligible organizations include non-profit and faith-based organizations with 501(c)3 status in the state of Georgia, educational institutions, and state and local government entities.

    We will host a series of informational webinars covering a variety of topics related to the application process. Time will be allotted at the end of each session for participant questions. We recommend that all interested parties attend the webinar series as listed below. Registration is required at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022GASERVES  {Now Closed-see Webinar Resources}

    Applications  will  be  due  to  the  Georgia  Serves  (State  Commission)  no  later  than  3:00p.m. on February  11,  2022.    There  will  be  no  exceptions.    Please  note  that although  
    CNCS documents list the due date as January 5, 2022, this is the national due date NOT applicable to Georgia  AmeriCorps applicants.       

    For additional questions, please email AmeriCorpsGA@dca.ga.gov 

     

  • NEW!! Funding Opportunity Available to applicants 

     

    Webinar Series:

    Please note:  New program staff and/or new applicant are required to register and attend the sessions below.

    INTRODUCTION TO NATIONAL SERVICE

    Listen to recording of October 28, 2020 session
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4695662729109933313  

    OVERVIEW OF NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

    November 17, 2020   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1523711320466912271

    APPLICATION COMPLETION SERIES

    November 18, 2020   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4914239043157954315

    BUDGET NARRATIVES AND PLANNING GRANTS

    November 19, 2020    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2672409600913550859

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Recognizing AmeriCorps members who Get Things Done

    AmeriCorps Week is March 11-17, 2018, and it's a great time to recognize the contributions made by AmeriCorps members serving across the country. It's not easy to commit a year (or two) of your life to national service. It takes grit and hard work to make a lasting impact on our communities right here at home.

    AmeriCorps Week gives us extra reason to honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities each year and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni. AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.

    Thanks for all you do to Get Things Done.
     
  • Protecting the health and safety of AmeriCorps members, program staff, volunteers, and partners is CNCS' and the GA Commissions' top priority. We are continuing to closely monitor the situation and follow the latest guidance from federal, state, and local health departments.

    Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and added new, program-specific FAQs which can be found at https://www.NationalService.gov/coronavirus.

    As a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the best source for information on COVID-19 and what you can to do protect yourself and others.