AmeriCorps

What is AmeriCorps?

Similar to the military or Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is another form of service to our country. 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. AmeriCorps members address the critical needs in communities around North Carolina.
    
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 connected to 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. 

Join AmeriCorps!

Since 1994, more than 4,000 AmeriCorps members have given at least one year of their lives to serve North Carolina. AmeriCorps members are in service to their country. By becoming an AmeriCorps member, you pledge to act, to get things done. Your role will be to make your communities safer and help the residents become smarter and healthier. Below are opportunities to join the AmeriCorps team in North Carolina:

Asheville area opportunity

AmeriCorps Alumni

The mission of AmeriCorps Alums is to connect and support AmeriCorps alumni as they continue to be leaders in their communities for community service. Currently VolunteerNC is the the contact for the state alumni organization. If you are an AmeriCorps Alum, please consider joining at no cost. North Carolina’s AmeriCorps alumni chapters also facilitate mentoring current members and organizing service projects so former members can continue to "get things done.” Regardless of their current career paths, former members can join one of the chapters and maintain their commitment to service. 

North Carolina AmeriCorps Alumni Chapters:

See more AmeriCorps Alumni resources

AmeriCorps Grant Information

  • AmeriCorps Grants -101
  • Self-assessment Tool
  • AmeriCorps Grants -201 - Training and Webinar information - VolunteerNC will host regional trainings and webinars to provide interested organizations with an overview of AmeriCorps and the upcoming grant opportunity. The upcoming Formula and Competitive grant cycle information will be available this Fall for the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps State Grants. The same material will be presented during each presentation. The dates and locations will be posted below once the Notice of Funding is available to the public.

National AmeriCorps Programs

Senior Corps

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

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.