The program at a glance
- AmeriCorps members serve to address unmet community needs in one of several focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, veteran & military families, and youth opportunity.
- Members typically serve 40 hours per week.
- We provide training to members on our core competencies (AmeriCorps affiliation, communication, cultural awareness, leadership skills, life after AmeriCorps, and volunteer recruitment/management).
- You provide project orientation, direct oversight, mentorship, and skill-building throughout the program year.
In return for your investment in the WSC AmeriCorps program, your member(s) will come with a passion for serving others and making a difference in the community, while wanting to learn skills they can use in their professional career.
The member will be eligible for WSC health insurance, a monthly living allowance, childcare assistance, and -upon successful completion of a service term- an education award equal in value to the current Pell grant.
Who is eligible to be a WSC partner?
- Nonprofit, private organizations; not limited to those with IRS 501(c)3 status, but rather all organizations with 501(c) status (however, organizations solely focused on advocacy or lobbying are NOT eligible)
- Schools: school districts, educational service districts, colleges, universities, alternative schools and others
- State, local and tribal government organizations
Where does your project fit?
Each project must address critical, pressing needs of the local community, focused on one of the following areas:
- Disaster Services (disaster preparedness training and education)
- Economic Opportunity (adult basic education; job skills training; financial literacy; housing services)
- Education (K-12 academic improvement or engagement through tutoring, K-12 AVID)
- Environmental Stewardship (education and outreach; habitat restoration)
- Healthy Futures (education in nutrition and healthy behaviors; healthcare access, insurance and benefit programs; assisting seniors or disabled adults with access to meals, transportation or other services)
- Veterans and Military Families (recruitment of Veterans as community volunteers)
- Youth Opportunity (mentorship, coaching and guidance to help disadvantaged youth on a pathway toward college or career)
Interested in hosting WSC AmeriCorps members?
Review and complete our Readiness Assessment, intended to help you determine if your organization is prepared to host WSC AmeriCorps members.
Apply now! Our Request for Applications for the 2018-19 program has been re-opened. We will accept applications until all member slots for the program are filled.