About AmeriCorps

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is an organization engaged in performing national service. Within the AmeriCorps network, there are three main programs: AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps NCCC, and AmeriCorps VISTA. Each contain their own unique methods for performing civic engagement. By becoming a member, you will commit to serving the community through supporting the academic achievement of others, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and much more.

The efforts you will contribute not only help those in your community, but also everyone in the country. AmeriCorps plays an honorable role in helping families and individuals across the U.S. live a more prosperous life. It is a rewarding experience for its members as well. Each member can expect the following benefits for their service:

  • Student loan deferment
  • Skills and training
  • Living allowance
  • Limited health benefit options
  • Education award upon completion of service to help pay for college, graduate school, vocational training, or to pay back student loans
  • Career opportunities with leading employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors

Learn More at AmeriCorps.gov | AmeriCorps.gov/VISTA | AmeriCorps.gov/NCCC

Information related to AmeriCorps at UCA:

AmeriCorps VISTA
UCA VISTA

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If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, please contact us:
Dr. Lesley Graybeal
Director of Service-Learning and Volunteerism
lgraybeal@uca.edu | (501) 852-7416

Victoria Mays
Volunteer Coordinator
vmays2@uca.edu | (501) 852-0245