AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at thousands of sites across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America, while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.
A living allowance of $12,630 is distributed biweekly over the 11 month service period. This comes out to be roughly $526.25 biweekly before taxes.
NDA members are eligible to enroll in our health insurance plan.
Members are eligible to receive child care assistance, which covers up to the state’s local market rate for child care fees. For more information about childcare assets visit the Gap Solutions website.
Student Loan Forbearance
Members can place qualified student loans into forbearance during their service.
The National Service Trust will pay the interest that accrues on qualified loans during the time a person is in service. To learn more, visit the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award website.
Segal Education Award
Upon successful completion of their service, members receive an education award of $5,815 (taxable).
The Segal Education Award can be applied to qualified student loans or future education.
Development and Training
- Orientation: Local Site Directors lead orientations at the beginning of the service term.
- Team meetings: Placements include regular training on relevant topics each month.
- Mid-Year Conference: Members participate in workshops, engage in reflections, and hear from keynote speakers.