You can serve up to 4 years as an AmeriCorps Member! For every additional year completed your education award is multiplied.
While there are few opportunities that allow for part-time participation most Americorps opportunities are full-time between 10 – 12 months and requiring 1,700 service hours. This would average to about 40-45 hours per week.
In addition to the reward of serving your country and giving back? Yes, the benefits of service include, but are not limited to:
You can find most national opportunities on the Americorps website. However, with partnership between UCF and Volunteer Florida, you now have access to an AmeriCorps Recruiter at UCF’s campuses.
A service commitment is the allotted amount of time corps members commit to service in their respective communities. Commitments can be part-time or full-time lasting anywhere from 3 months to 1 year depending on the program. It’s most common for service commitments to be full-time between 10 – 12 months and requiring 1,700 service hours.
Similar to the Military or the Peace Corps, it is another form of service to our country.
But it looks different than it sounds – The correct pronunciation is (kôr) like the core of the earth or the core of an apple, but spelled with a silent “p”.