Service Year 2017-2018
Be an advocate for National Service! There are numerous opportunities to get involved with AmeriCorps.
What does it mean to serve?
AmeriCorps members serve to help meet critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military families. Members must be willing to serve for the duration of the term of service (1700 hours minimum), averaging approximately 35 – 40 hours a week (full time) at a host site organization, completing tasks and assignments identified in their member service plan, similar to a work plan. A typical day might include direct service with the organization’s clients, customers and the staff. Members receive a living allowance of approximately $485 every two weeks while they serve. In addition, they are provided health insurance (premium paid), and if qualified, childcare assistance. Forbearance on qualified student loans (federal) is also available. Upon successful completion of the term of service members will receive a $5,815 educational award. Applicants must be 19 years of age by the first day of orientation, must be able to attend a (4) day resident orientation and a (3) day resident midterm training, possess a high school diploma or GED/HSED, and agree to and pass criminal and Department of Motor Vehicles background checks. Service duties vary from site to site and are detailed in the selection process.
Build your resume, serve your community, and build relationships and networks that can last a lifetime. Click on the Programs tab above to review our programs and find links to apply.
What does it mean to become a Host Site for an AmeriCorps member(s)?
AmeriCorps Host Sites agree to support and manage a member for the service year by providing an office and the tools to meet the members’ service plan, a guide to the daily tasks and duties. Host Sites also provide a Host Site Supervisor to mentor and coach the members’ daily service schedule to get things done.
Host Sites garner incredible capacity and support from the placement of an AmeriCorps member with their organization.
Maybe you would like to volunteer your time to a local non-profit organization. Click www.VolunteerWisconsin.org to find great opportunities in your area and around the State of Wisconsin.