AmeriCorps Overview

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 living allowance of $16,000 is distributed biweekly over the 11 month service period. This comes out to be roughly $727.00 biweekly before taxes.

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. 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 $6,345 (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.

How will you serve?

Members have many options when choosing a placement site. Search for service site by interest area to see the best fit for you.
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Where will you serve?

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers serve across the country. Click on a pin on the map or on a city name to the left to learn more about each city.