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Benefits of AmeriCorps Service

Build sustainable solutions in the community. Gain valuable real-world experiences. Prepare for your future.


AmeriCorps Nationals Benefits

  • Free housing for members.
  • Living allowance minimum of $13,992 for a full 46.5 weeks of service.
  • The Segal Education Award of $5,920 following successful completion of service with a lifetime maximum of two awards.
    • The education award is good for seven years from the end of service and can be used to repay your qualified student loans or for your future education at eligible schools. National members age 55 and older at the start of service may be eligible to transfer the award to certain family members.
  • Possible forbearance of your qualified student loan, including accrued interest payments after the successful completion of the term of service.  
  • Health plan benefits – eligible for an Affordable Care Act compliant-health plan.
  • Childcare benefits, if you qualify.
  • Inclusion in a Member Assistance Program that offers counseling and financial planning resources.
  • Worker’s compensation.

AmeriCorps Vista Benefits

  • Free housing for members.  
  • Living allowance minimum of $13,992 for a full 52 weeks of service.
  • The Segal Education Award of $5,920 with a lifetime maximum of two awards or an end-of-service stipend of $1,800 following your successful completion of service.
    • The education award is good for seven years from your completion of service and can be used to repay your qualified student loans or for your future education at eligible schools.
  • Possible forbearance of your qualified student loan, including accrued interest payments after the successful completion of the term of service.  
  • Health plan benefits.
    • Members who are not legally exempt from maintaining health care coverage are expected to have primary health coverage outside of VISTA. The plan benefits provide support to existing coverage to supplement some out-of-pocket, nonpremium costs of a plan that is secured on your own. This plan is not insurance and does not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Childcare benefits, if you qualify.
  • Relocation travel allowance minimum of $750 for members relocating more than 50 miles to serve.
  • Non-competitive hiring status for federal government jobs for one year following your service.

  

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