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What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps provides opportunities for 80,000 Americans each year to give intensive service to their communities and country. AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, assist veterans and military families, provide health services, run after-school programs, help communities respond to disasters, and build the capacity of nonprofit organizations.

Members serve in full or part-time positions over a 10-12 month period. In exchange for their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to pay for college or graduate school or to pay back qualified loans. Members also have access to other benefits such as health insurance, child care, training, and student loan forbearance during their service. Some members also receive a modest annual living allowance depending on the terms of their program.

Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have given 1.3 billion hours of service through AmeriCorps. For a list of AmeriCorps programs currently operating in Utah, click here. For further information and/or application materials, please contact UServeUtah at 1-888-755-UTAH (8824).

Designated AmeriCorps members are also critical in the event of a disaster. UServeUtah acts as the liaison with the Corporation for National and Community Service to call upon national service resources, including AmeriCorps members, for on-ground support.

Every individual who serve as an AmeriCorps member has a powerful impact on quality of life in Utah and across the United States. Check out this rich American Service History.