AmeriCorps offers opportunities for people to serve communities across the country — from classrooms to the outdoors to everything in between. In AmeriCorps, you can learn and apply new skills and get paid as you give back to your community, state and country through public service. Since its creation in 1994, more than a million people have served in AmeriCorps.
We offer service opportunities that will build your professional skills and knowledge in a wide array of areas. Across Minnesota, there are positions in education, the environment, affordable housing, computer and job skills training, law enforcement, addiction recovery services and more.
Economic Stability programs (see other postings for other program areas):
· Opportunity Corps members serve in nonprofits around the metro to help people find jobs that will pay a livable wage. That includes providing skills training, interview and resume prep, and connecting people to other community resources.
· The goal of Community Technology Empowerment Program (or CTEP) is to use technology for social change. CTEP members help youth and adults build technology skills, train volunteers, and create culturally and linguistically appropriate informational websites to help community members access critical resources. (Full for 2020-21)
· Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity members serve as volunteer leaders on a build site or in the office. Positions are available in the metro, with a few in greater MN. There are year-long and summer positions. (Full for 2020-21, will have summer openings!)
Members earn a modest living allowance every two weeks and up to $6,195 at the end of their service which can be used to repay qualified student loans or pay tuition. While serving, you can put your student loans in forbearance (accrued interest will be paid for you at the end), and receive health insurance with no premium cost. Housing assistance, childcare, and transportation assistance available depending on the program.
AmeriCorps is a great transition to your career – you’ll build the skills employers are looking for (e.g., communication, teamwork, leadership, problem solving) and grow your professional network.
- must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent
- interest in national and community service
- ability to build relationships and work with people of different cultures and backgrounds
- must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
- have served three or fewer terms with an AmeriCorps State or National program