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Americorps


americorps AmeriCorps  is a national network of programs that engages nearly 85,000 Americans each year in service to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas. Established in 1993, AmeriCorps is housed within the federal agency of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. You are offered several ways to get involved, from part-time local service programs to full-time residential programs. AmeriCorps members receive extensive training and orientation so they can make positive contributions in the communities where they serve.

AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America. As an AmeriCorps member, you can: image description

  • Tutor and mentor disadvantaged youth
  • Fight illiteracy
  • Improve health services
  • Build affordable housing
  • Teach computer skills
  • Clean parks and streams
  • Manage or operate after-school programs
  • Help communities respond to disasters
  • Build organizational capacity

Individuals can serve through one of AmeriCorps' three main programs:
Those interested in serving can do so through one of AmeriCorps' three main programs:

Why should I become an AmeriCorps member?

Every day, tens of thousands of AmeriCorps members across the country change their communities, and change their lives, by doing good. Whatever your interest, there's an AmeriCorps program that needs you- your skills, your heart, your hands! Are you up to the challenge?

What You Give:

  • Your time and skills
  • Your commitment to helping change lives
  • Your courage and determination to make your world a better place

What You Gain:

  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference
  • Skills and experience
  • An education award to be used for future education or to repay student loans*
  • Other benefits. A living stipend, health insurance, student loan deferral, and child care expenses may also be available to you.

*$5,550 for a year of full-time service. Correspondingly lesser awards for less than full-time service are available.

How do I learn about available opportunities?

Contact one of Delaware's AmeriCorps Programs and discuss possibilities. Visit myamericorps.gov, create an account, and explore the AmeriCorps possibilities nationwide

Need more information?

If you still have further questions, the Serve Delaware staff will be happy to assist you. Contact us at (302) 255-9883 and ask to speak to an AmeriCorps staff person.



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