What are the different AmeriCorps programs?

VISTA - Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members, ages 18 and older, perform capacity building activities, over a course of a year, through private non-profit organizations and public agencies.  VISTA members address issues related to poverty, such as public health, education, the environment, public safety, and employment, by developing and mobilizing resources that create long-term sustainable benefits at a community level.


NCCC - National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members range from ages 18 to 24 and serve in a 10-month team-based residential program (teams usually include 10-14 individuals) to complete a variety of projects in the areas of education, disaster services, the environment, and other unmet needs. NCCC members often travel to projects throughout their region.  You may either apply for the Fall Class, which begins in the September/October timeframe, or apply for the Winter Class, which begins in January.


AmeriCorps State and National - State and National members, ages 17 and older, serve in either teams or individually through national and community-based private and public organizations.  Members help solve community problems through direct and indirect service, in the areas of education, public safety, the environment, and other human needs such as health and housing.


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What is AmeriCorps?

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What are project descriptions?

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