Become an AmeriCorps VIP

How will you leave your mark on your community?

AmeriCorps VIP is a purpose-driven service opportunity designed to empower VIP Fellows through experience, training, and service. Fellows focus on building and strengthening volunteer infrastructure, recruitment and recognition of volunteers, and creating community partnerships. Each VIP Fellow dedicates their service to a single Partner Site, working “behind the scenes” to enable volunteers to take part in meaningful service positions that meet community needs.

Meet Our AmeriCorps Members Currently Serving

“My service with AmeriCorps has positively impacted my life! I feel I have challenged myself, grown professionally, and became more compassionate towards seniors and senior issues. I have gained more knowledge of senior hardships and feel I am directly making an impact in the senior community.”

VIP Fellow, 2017-18 Service Term

The Commitment

Service terms constitute an 11-month, full-time commitment (1700 total hours), beginning in September each year. AmeriCorps is not a job, it is a national service opportunity. VIP Fellows receive a modest living stipend, health insurance, have access to subsidized child care, and are eligible for student loan deferments. Upon completion of the service year, VIP Fellows also receive an Education Award of $10,000 to use towards future education or student loans. Housing is not provided.

 

The Perks

VIP Fellows bring a diverse amount of experience and skills to their placement organizations. In addition, Fellows will complete a Volunteer Management Certificate through Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Other development opportunities include working in a professional setting, understanding the nonprofit sector, personal and professional networking, and more.

Service Year Timeline

This schedule occurs each year.

April – July: Fellow Application is open, interviews, placement of VIP Fellows
August: All Fellows are confirmed for enrollment
September: Service Term begins
July: Service term ends

Ready to Get Things Done?

Open AmeriCorps Positions

AmeriCorps VIP Fellow, Safe Parking Program

September 2019 through July 31, 2020.
The AmeriCorps VIP will focus on building infrastructure, creating a recruitment campaign and establishing a retention plan for our Safe Parking Program. SPP supports individuals and families experiencing homelessness and living in their vehicles.

AmeriCorps VIP Fellow, Refugee Resettlement

September 2019 – July 31, 2020.
The AmeriCorps VIP will focus on volunteer infrastructure within our Refugee Resettlement program, which will provide structure and continuity to support recruitment efforts, volunteer role development, volunteer training/roundtables, outreach, and volunteer retention.

Moving Forward Together

These services are provided with the help of our local and national partners.