As an AmeriCorps member, you can help strengthen communities while developing skills, earning a stipend, and funding your education. No matter what you're passionate about, where you're from, or why you choose to serve.
AmeriCorps is your chance to get things done.
AmeriCorps is made up of several key programs: AmeriCorps State and National; AmeriCorps VISTA; AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps); and AmeriCorps Senior Corps. All AmeriCorps programs are funded by the AmeriCorps agency, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.
AmeriCorps State and National
AmeriCorps State & National members serve part- or full-time with a single public, nonprofit, or community organization. Members will work closely with these entities and their local communities to address a specific issue and drive change.
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.
AmeriCorps NCCC members work to complete short-term service projects over a 10-11 service term. This entails travel to various locations, working in the fields of disaster relief, conservation, rebuild, and community development.
AmeriCorps Seniors helps volunteers ages 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 childcare centers. Senior Companion volunteers help adults who have difficulty with daily tasks maintain their independence.
Peace Corps Volunteers live and work alongside community members in more than 60 countries worldwide. Volunteers engage in locally prioritized projects in one of six key focus areas: Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, and Youth in Development. Peace Corps Volunteers receive a stipend and other support, and can fully immerse themselves in a new culture while helping transform lives for generations.