What is AmeriCorps?

For decades, AmeriCorps has worked to make service to others an indispensable part of the American experience. Through our nation’s most trying times, AmeriCorps has come together to help those in need.


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.


AmeriCorps Benefits

We provide AmeriCorps members with the following:

Living Allowance

A modest living allowance is distributed biweekly over the 11 month service period.

Health Care

NDA members are eligible to enroll in our health insurance plan.


Childcare Assistance

Members are eligible to receive child care assistance, which covers up to the state’s local market rate for child care fees.


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.

Segal Education Award

Upon successful completion of their service, members receive an education award. The Segal Education Award can be applied to qualified student loans or future education.


Development and Training

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.