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:

  • Download and complete the NDA Application
  • Submit completed application to the city that interests you. Applications should be submitted via email. Site Directors’ contact information can be found on the contact us page.


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

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

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

Application Checklist

  1. Complete application through AmeriCorps portal
  2. Complete application to Service Site Director
  3. Send list of preferred service placements to Site Director
  4. Send transcript to Site Director