Application Process:

Applicants must submit an application to both the AmeriCorps portal and each service site.

1. AmeriCorps Application:

  • Go to the AmeriCorps Portal and click on “Search Listings”
  • Under program name, enter “Notre Dame” then press “Search”
  • Select the city listing where you’d like to apply, and submit your completed AmeriCorps application.

2. Notre Dame – AmeriCorps Application:

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Step 1

Applications open for year of service beginning in September and ending in July the following year.

Step 3

Acceptance letters sent to all applicants

Requirements:

To become a member you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or commit to working towards a GED while serving
  • Be able to serve full time (1,700 hours) over an eleven month period (40 hours / week)

Next Steps

After submitting your application, next steps may include:

  • A phone or in-person interview with a site director
  • An interview with a site supervisor at potential daily service site
  • Criminal History Check – instructions provided following interviews

Make sure you’ve completed all the steps for applying. Carefully review the checklist and make sure you have not forgotten anything.

Application Checklist

  Complete application through AmeriCorps portal
  Complete application to Service Site Director
  Send list of preferred service placements to Site Director
  Send transcript to Site Director

FAQ's About Applications

I have a question about my application, who can I contact about a general question?

When can I expect to hear about being selected?

I have completed all of my requirements but haven’t heard from anyone, is there a way to check on the status of my application?