What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps programs meet our country’s critical needs in disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, as well as with our veterans and military families. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, schools, public agencies, faith-based groups and community organizations. See how AmeriCorps members make a difference. Be the greater good, apply today! For recent information, check out the latest addition of the NC Americorps Newsletter


NC AmeriCorps

NC AmeriCorps

North Carolina has amazing AmeriCorps programs and members.  Below are our current programs.  Many of them are recruiting now including Project Access at the links below. 

Each program designated a member to be part of the LeaderCorps team. Learn more by reading the LeaderCorps newsletter. Jan. 2020Feb. 2020, April 2020



AmeriCorps Alums is now part of Service Year Alliance. Register to stay involved! 

AmeriCorps alumni continue to be community service leaders in their communities. North Carolina’s AmeriCorps alumni chapters also facilitate mentoring current members and organizing service projects so former members can continue to "get things done.”

Grants Senior Corps, Vista & National Programs

Senior Corps, Vista & National Programs

AmeriCorps is made up of three programs: AmeriCorps State and National; AmeriCorps VISTA; and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). All three AmeriCorps programs are funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.

Senior Corps & Vista

Senior Corps helps volunteers age 55 and older find the best way to serve in their communities. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers serve in local nonprofit and public organizations, including schools, libraries, health care facilities and law enforcement agencies. Foster Grandparent volunteers make a difference in the lives of children in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions and child care centers. Senior Companion volunteers help adults who have difficulty with daily tasks maintain their independence. For more information about the Senior Corps, please click here.

AmeriCorps VISTA members work to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members work at nonprofit and public agencies to fight illiteracy, improve health services, reduce unemployment, increase housing opportunities and expand access to technology for those living in rural and urban areas of poverty across North Carolina. For more information about AmeriCorps VISTA, please click here.

National Direct

Some AmeriCorps programs are large and work in many states. These programs apply directly to the Corporation for National and Community Service for their grant.  National Direct Consultation Form