AmeriCorps State & National
AmeriCorps State & National is a nation-wide network of AmeriCorps programs that place young adults into full-time service positions where they will work to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Members receive a living allowance and benefits during service. Upon successful completion of a term of service, members are eligible to receive an education award. Open to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents age 17 and older. Application deadlines vary by position, and positions are posted all year.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps is a full-time, team-based, 10-month residential program for young adults who will carry out projects in public safety, the environment, youth development, and disaster relief and preparedness. Members are assigned to one of five regional campuses: Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Baltimore, MD; Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA. Teams, comprised of 8-10 members, complete multiple service projects that address community needs in different locations across the United States. Members receive a living allowance, housing, meals, and benefits during service. Upon successful completion of a term of service, members are eligible to receive an education award. Open to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents between ages 18 and 24. Application deadlines are April 1, July 1 and November 15.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a nationwide program with an anti-poverty and community empowerment focus, in which members serve full time in a capacity-building position for one year with community-based organizations. Members receive a living allowance and benefits during service. Upon successful completion of a service term, members can choose to receive an education award or post-service stipend. Open to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents age 18 and older. Application deadlines vary by position, and positions are posted all year.
AVODAH’s Jewish Service Corps is a one-year program that operates out of Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, D.C. Members live and learn together while working on issues like immigration, hunger, education, public health, and domestic violence through direct service, direct advocacy, and community organizing. Throughout the year program members will attend sessions with activists, trainers, and educators to learn more about poverty and social change. A living allowance is provided, and members may be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award following service. This program is open to Jewish and non-Jewish young adults ages 21-26. It is important to know that a large part of the program is based on the interplay between Judaism and social justice, and creating a Jewish community. All Corps Members are asked to have the ability and interest to live and learn in an environment that is structured around a Jewish lifestyle, regardless of individual faith. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 29th 2018 at Noon. If any additional spots are open, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling bases.
Border Servant Corps
Border Servant Corps hosts full-time volunteers that live in an intentional community, learn about living simply, work for social justice, and explore spirituality. Volunteers work with issues such as poverty, immigration, domestic violence, education, and health care with opportunities to work in churches, shelters, legal centers, after-school programs, clinics, and other community organizations. BSC operates in El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM. Volunteers receive a monthly stipend, and are provided with housing, health care, and transportation. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, beginning with a January 15th deadline.
Johnson Service Corps
The Johnson Service Corps is an 11.5-month program of service and social justice work, leadership training, and vocational discernment. Members work 32 hours per week with a local organization to address social justice issues in the Chapel Hill and Durham, NC community. The JSC is part of the Episcopal Service Corps and is rooted in the Christian tradition, however this program is open to people of all spiritual expressions. Corps members live in a house together, forming an intentional community. Additionally, JSC provide benefits and a living stipend. This program is open to single young adults between ages 21 and 30 who are college graduates, or young adults with comparable experience. The regular application deadline for the 2018-19 Program Year is January 26th 2018. JSC continues to receive applications, interview applicants, and offer positions on a rolling basis throughout the spring, with additional deadlines on March 15th and June 1st.
Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Members serve abroad for a two year term, and work directly with communities to build capacity in one of the following issue areas: education, health, youth in development, environment, community economic development and agriculture. Members receive a living stipend and benefits during service, as well as transition funds upon successful completion of a service term. This program is open to U.S. citizens.
Public Allies is a national movement committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership of young people. Members are placed with a non-profit organization and participate in a full-time, paid 10-month apprenticeship. Members receive a monthly stipend and benefits, and are eligible for an education award upon completion of the program. This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have a high school diploma or GED. Public Allies considers applicants regardless of degree attainment, work history, or criminal history. Public Allies operates in 25 different cities, and application deadlines vary based on location.
PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh, PA by partnering with local nonprofits for a year of service. Participants serve in a wide variety of nonprofits, ranging from the arts to community development, social service to environmental. During their service, PULSE participants live in an intentional community and participate in ongoing training and development. Participants receive room and board, food and transportation expenses, and a modest personal stipend. The application deadline is March 1st 2018.
Quaker Voluntary Service
Quaker Voluntary Service is an 11-month experiment, living at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism. Young adults work full-time in professional positions at community based organizations addressing a wide range of issues, while living in a cooperative house and worshiping with, and being mentored by, local Quakers. Fellows receive housing, transportation, food, support for health and wellness (including access to health insurance if needed), and a small stipend, while engaging in regular self-led workshops and retreats that allow for continuing education in social justice, faith, and community building topics. Applications for the 2018-19 cohort will be available in the fall/winter of 2017. QVS is open to people of all theological backgrounds. The application deadline is March 15th 2018.
Young Adult Volunteers
The Young Adult Volunteer program is a one-year service opportunity for young adults from 19 to 30 years. YAVs live in intentional Christian community, deepening and developing their faith while serving alongside partners in community agencies and local churches across the United States and around the world. YAVs serve for one academic year, August - July, as they explore God's calling in their lives. YAVs receive room and board, transportation, health insurance, and a basic living stipend. Student loan repayment is available for qualified applicants. This program is open to Presbyterians, as well as non-Presbyterians. The deadlines are broken up by rounds for the different service opportunities. Round One application deadline is January 1st 2018, Round Two application deadline is March 1st 2018, and Round Three deadline is June 1st 2018.