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WHAT IS AMERICORPS: AmeriCorps is a national service program modeled after the “Peace Corps.   Much like the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for individuals to commit to a year of service in organizations whose mission is to meet critical needs in local communities. Those who commit to serve are called “AmeriCorps Members”.  [Check out the video: "What is AmeriCorps" under the Gallery tab above]

JOINING AN AMERICORPS PROGRAM:  Each year, thousands of committed citizens join Georgia’s AmeriCorps programs.  Those who join are as diverse as the host organizations managing the programs. AmeriCorps Members must be a U.S. Citizen, have at least a high school diploma, demonstrate a commitment to serve, and pass a state and national background screening. Some programs require a college degree. To join an AmeriCorps program in Georgia, you must submit an application to the program of your interest.

Positions are for AmeriCorps members. Learn more about the programs by reading the descriptions.

  • To see what programs have openings, go to My.AmeriCorps.gov and search for AmeriCorps State/National programs in Georgia.
  • If you are interested, create a profile and apply online at AmeriCorps.gov.

Also, see the current list of GA AmeriCorps State programs for program description and contact information located under the "Forms" icon below.


INTERESTED IN AMERICORPS PROGRAMS: Find out more information and apply for any AmeriCorps program in the country by visiting www.americorps.gov

AMERICORPS PROGRAM BENEFITS: During a year of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive a modest living allowance, training and professional development, and other benefits that come with serving the community. Full-time AmeriCorps Members may be eligible to receive health care and child care. After AmeriCorps members complete their year of service, they are awarded the Siegel Educational award that can be used to pay towards a federal student loan that is not in default or for current educational costs. To learn more about the Segal Educational Award, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award

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  • Atlanta, GA (August 1, 2018) – The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (GCSV), the Governor-appointed state service commission housed within the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), announced today that Georgia has received $3,442,262 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs.

    “This program is a win-win for Georgia – helping our communities and helping our young people,” said DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn.  “AmeriCorps embodies the spirit of service that is an intangible but invaluable resource for our communities. I’m proud of the work that GCSV does to promote giving back and to encourage young people to be more involved in their local communities.”

    The federal investment includes 20 AmeriCorps grants that support 489 AmeriCorps members working for nonprofits, schools and city governments. As part of their service, these AmeriCorps members will help tackle some of the toughest problems in Georgia: tutoring students who may be at risk of failing, helping veterans to receive the services they need, providing a safe and productive environment for homeless youth, teaching our citizens about environmental stewardship, providing services to the disabled, and contributing to the overall quality of life for Georgians. 

  • Recognizing AmeriCorps members who Get Things Done

    AmeriCorps Week is March 11-17, 2018, and it's a great time to recognize the contributions made by AmeriCorps members serving across the country. It's not easy to commit a year (or two) of your life to national service. It takes grit and hard work to make a lasting impact on our communities right here at home.

    AmeriCorps Week gives us extra reason to honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities each year and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni. AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.

    Thanks for all you do to Get Things Done.
     
  • AmeriCorps Applications are due to the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism no later than February 13th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.   Applications must be submitted by way of the eGrants system.