AmeriCorps Educational Award (AmeriCorps VISTA) (AmeriCorps NCCC)

Who Is Eligible:

 - U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident between 18 and  24 years old

 - Must be team oriented and be willing to take a wide range of challenges
 - Most seek members with college degree
 - Any student who successfully completes service within 9 to 12 months
 - Fluency in Spanish or other languages
 - Must be available to serve full-time for a year
 - Must be willing to move to one of the AmeriCorps NCCC campuses

 - NCCC supports faith-based and other community-based organizations; national       nonprofits; schools; local municipalities; national and state parks; and Indian tribes; therefore, you must  be willing to work with such group.


Members are required to complete 1,700 hours of service, including 80 hours of independent service activities.

Members must be able to serve effectively with a team of individuals from and within communities of diverse cultural, ethnic, economic, geographic, and education backgrounds.

Members must be able to communicate, to some extent, in the English language with peers, supervisors, staff and other individuals. They must comply with the rules and regulations outlined in the AmeriCorps NCCC member handbook: "Members must be able to perform physical labor, sometimes in stressful environments and adverse weather conditions. They must be willing to serve long hours beyond the eight-hour workday, deploy to any location in the region served by the campus, and be able to deal with sudden and unexpected changes."


Amount: Depends on service: Full-Time: $1,700 - $4,725, Half- Time: $900 - $2,362
Reduced Half-Time:
How to apply:

AmeriCorps NCCC members receive a living allowance of approximately $4,000 for the 10 months of service (about $200 every two weeks before taxes), housing, meals, limited medical benefits, up to $400 a month for childcare, if necessary, member uniforms, and an education award of $4,725 upon successful completion of the program.

There are two deadline dates for AmeriCorps NCCC, one for the fall cycle (which typically falls on April 1st) and one for the winter cycle (which typically falls on July 1st). However, members are encouraged to apply early, because selection is continuous and the class may be filled before the application deadline date. Sometimes these deadlines may be extended. Please refer to My AmeriCorps for accurate listings.

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