WHAT IS AMERICORPS?
AmeriCorps offers a variety of service opportunities, from the classroom to the outdoors, and everything in between. No matter what you're passionate about, where you're from, or why you choose to serve, AmeriCorps is your chance to be the greater good.
WHO ARE AMERICORPS MEMBERS AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
AmeriCorps Members are individuals enrolled for a specific term of service with an AmeriCorps program. The term of service is between 100 to 1700 hours in 12-month period. To be an AmeriCorps member the minimum age requirement for most programs is 18. However, some programs accept applications from 16-17-year-olds. While a few programs are designed specifically for young adults, the majority of our programs have no upper age limit. AmeriCorps members play a unique role in a community or organization to address unmet needs. Eligible AmeriCorps members may receive a living allowance, health insurance, childcare assistance to support them during their term of service. Additional members recieve an education award to use for future training. Learn more by visiting the Americorps Member Benefits page.
WHAT IS AMERICORPS KANSAS?
AmeriCorps Kansas supports a broad range of local service programs that engages Kansans in intensive service to meet critical community needs in Kansas.
WHO ARE THE AMERICORPS KANSAS PROGRAMS?
In 2020-2021 AmeriCorps Kansas will have eight programs with over 200 AmeriCorps members serving opportunities across the state.
WHY SHOULD SOMEONE BE AN AMERICORPS MEMBER?
To make our people safer, stronger and healthier; to strengthen our communities; and to Get Things Done for America.
CAN I BE AN AMERICORPS MEMBER AND GO TO SCHOOL OR WORK?
Yes, being an AmeriCorps member is a type of community service. Programs offer a variety of different slot types to allow for members to both work or attend school while completing service and gaining valuable skills for future careers and interest.