SPONSOR AN AMERICORPS NCCC TEAM

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, residential, national service program that combines the best practices of civilian service with the best aspects of military service.  The mission is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service.  Each year, hundreds of young adults serve as NCCC members.  Based at campuses in communities in several states, teams take on projects throughout their regions.  Members help communities meet needs in the areas of natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. 

Teams are available to help community and faith-based based organizations, national nonprofits, schools, local municipalities, national and state parks, and Indian tribes.  Members help citizens prepare for and respond to natural and other disasters, construct and rehabilitate low-income housing, build and repair trails, lead and manage community volunteers, support academic achievement of students, and address other local needs.  Service projects typically last from six to eight weeks.  Because members are trained in disaster services and wild land firefighting, they can be reassigned on short notice to support disaster relief operations.

Who can apply:

Nonprofits—secular and faith based, Local municipalities, State governments, Federal government, National or state parks, Indian tribes, Schools

Available Funding:

No funds are granted to organizations that sponsor an AmeriCorps NCCC Team.

Sponsor Requirements:

  • Sponsor provides all materials and equipment.
  • Sponsor ensures the team receives orientation to the community and “service learning” education on the social issues related to the project, service learning should highlight the impact the project will have on the community.

Sponsor provides consistent technical supervision (approx. 15-20 hours per week) throughout the project to ensure the smooth arrival of supplies and to guarantee the necessary training for the task at hand. Supervision also includes morning check-ins with the Team Leader, team debriefs, and technical supervision for tasks requiring specific skill sets (e.g., hanging drywall, trail building, or classroom support). Assistance with food and lodging if your regional campus is not able to support housing. Housing should include: access to a kitchen for meal preparation (if meals are not provided), bathroom facilities, two sleeping areas (one for men and one for women), and parking for one van.

When to Apply:

Applications are accepted year-round. However, priority is given to applications that are submitted by deadlines which occur four times per year typically in August, September, December and February.

Learn more about how to become an AmeriCorps NCCC Sponsor?

Contact Sarah Lyke with the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Southwest Region Campus at 303-844-7416 or slyke@cns.gov