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About Americorps


AmeriCorps is an organization of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The government organization was founded in 1993 under President Bill Clinton. AmeriCorps financially sponsors volunteers, often recent college graduates, to do important work at American nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community groups. There are three branches of AmeriCorps: State and National, VISTA, and NCCC. The State and National branch sponsors volunteers for an 11-month period at a wide variety of organizations, from health services to disaster preparedness. The VISTA program also sponsors volunteers for an 11-month service specifically to serve a project or organization that is fighting poverty. The NCCC branch sponsors volunteers for a 10-month period in which they may travel across various regions or states to help organizations that ask for direct aid. 

AmeriCorps connects over 270,000 volunteers every year with the organizations and projects that need them most. Oftentimes, folks think of AmeriCorps as the United States domestic Peace Corps. The federal government issues around half a billion dollars every year to the AmeriCorps organization in order to sponsor and support the nonprofit work that is integral to the United States’ population’s culture, survival, and wellbeing. It focuses on six key areas that address the most pressing issues facing the United States: education, economic opportunity, disaster response, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. 

AmeriCorps volunteers receive a living stipend to cover expenses like rent, food, and gas. Volunteers are also awarded an education grant valued at over $5,000. It can be put toward existing student loans or towards continuing education. Volunteers are taken care of and highly valued by the organization, and their work is absolutely critical in helping nonprofits across the country.


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Phone: (202) 730-1700

Firm Stats

CEO: Barbara Stewart
Employees (All Locations): 75,000

Major Office Locations

Austin TX United States
Baltimore MD United States
Bellingham WA United States
Bellingham WA United States
Boston MA United States
Chicago IL United States
Columbus OH United States
Coon Rapids MA United States
Frederick MA United States
Fredericksburg VA United States
Haverhill MA United States
Knox PA United States
Lexington-Fayette KY United States
Marlinton WV United States
Minneapolis MN United States
Moab UT United States
Mount Vernon WA United States
Olympia WA United States
Portland OR United States
Saint Louis MO United States
Saint Paul MN United States
Seattle WA United States
Tacoma WA United States
Valparaiso IN United States
Washington DC United States

Major Departments & Practices

Department of Agriculture
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of Commerce
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Executive office of the President
General Services of Administration
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of the Interior
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Legislative Branch
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Department of Veteran Affairs