Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I apply to be an AmeriCorps member?
Individuals who are interested in AmeriCorps service apply through the My AmeriCorps Portal. There are 75,000 AmeriCorps positions available each year in thousands of community agencies across the country. Members may serve part-time or full-time, and there are a variety of service opportunities available. To find out about available positions and programs, register in the Portal, and submit an application, visit the Corporation for National and Community Service's AmeriCorps site.
How do I apply to host an AmeriCorps member or team of members at my nonprofit?
For many nonprofit agencies, one or two AmeriCorps members can be a tremendous resource for clients and the community. To host one or two AmeriCorps members, agencies apply to be a "service site" for an existing AmeriCorps program. Service sites host one or two members to work on a specific human or environmental project for a defined term of service. The project must address a community need that falls within the national AmeriCorps priorities and produce measurable results within the term of service. Each program has its own service site requirements, timeline for applying, and management instructions. Find the list of all GOSV-funded AmeriCorps programs at the Our Grantees tab on the left side of our website.
How do I find out about available AmeriCorps funding?
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides a variety of AmeriCorps funding opportunities each year. Find the most current list of available funding opportunities (along with an archive of recent grants) at www.nationalservice.gov. Click on the links For Organizations and New Funding Opportunities for all the details.
How do I find a local volunteer opportunity?
There are a couple of ways to identify a volunteer opportunity in your community. You can connect with your local volunteer center or log on to www.volunteermatch.org. Find the volunteer center nearest you at our Volunteering in Maryland page.