AmeriCorps offers a variety of service opportunities, from the classroom to the outdoors, and everything in between. No matter what you’re passionate about, where you’re from, or why you choose to serve, AmeriCorps is your chance to be the greater good.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES AMERICORPS LOOK LIKE IN CALIFORNIA?
California Volunteers leverages nearly $82 million in public and private funding to support 58 AmeriCorps programs and the deployment of over 4,000 AmeriCorps members who provide intensive service at more than 1,000 locations including schools, nonprofits, public agencies, and community centers across the state. AmeriCorps members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing thousands of volunteers for the organizations they serve.
Can you explain the different type of AmeriCorps programs?
AmeriCorps State and National: AmeriCorps State and National supports a broad range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive service to meet critical community needs. Learn more about AmeriCorps State and National.
AmeriCorps VISTA: AmeriCorps VISTA provides full-time members to community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty. Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA.
AmeriCorps NCCC: The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps is a full-time residential program for men and women, ages 18-24, that strengthens communities while developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. Learn more about AmeriCorps NCCC.
IS AMERICORPS LIKE PEACE CORPS?
CAN I JOIN IF I'M NOT A U.S. CITIZEN?
DO I GET PAID?
WILL I GET TRAINING BEFORE I START?
Yes, all members receive training at the beginning of their service, as well as project-specific training during service.