AmeriCorps Oath of Service

Serving in AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps Members Get Things Done!

AmeriCorps members commit their time and energy to address critical community needs; increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty and substance abuse, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more! Over 75,000 Americans participate in AmeriCorps each year, tackling community needs in a variety of ways.


Here are just a few examples:

AmeriCorps members help communities recover from natural disasters.

AmeriCorps members build affordable housing units for families to increase economic opportunity.

AmeriCorps members mentor students to help them with academic performance and college preparation.

AmeriCorps members build trails and bridges in parks.

AmeriCorps members promote healthy futures and reduce childhood obesity.

AmeriCorps members help veterans and military families gain access to the resources they deserve.

Benefits of Service

AmeriCorps member benefits may include:

  • Living allowance
  • Segal Education Award
  • Health care coverage
  • Child care assistance
  • Student loan deferment
  • Professional development training
  • Networking and career opportunities

Service Terms

AmeriCorps members may agree to service terms of anywhere from three months to a full year, and members are eligible to serve up to four terms.


Become a Member

Eligibility Requirements

To become an AmeriCorps member, an individual must:

1. Be at least 17 years of age.*

2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.*

3. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

*Some exceptions apply. See § 2522.200 for more details.


Search For AmeriCorps Positions

To search for available AmeriCorps positions, visit the My AmeriCorps Portal

2021 AmeriCorps New York Programs

A directory of PY2021 AmeriCorps programs by region including a description of and contact information for each program.