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AmeriCorps National member benefits

AmeriCorps service helps to grow teamwork, communication and other essential skills

AmeriCorps National members may be eligible for the following benefits*:

  • Living allowance
    Up to $12,100 for a full 46.5 weeks of service.
  • Education award
    $5,550 upon successful completion of service. The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is good for seven years from the completion of service and can be used to repay qualified student loans or for future education at eligible schools. Some members may be eligible to transfer the award to certain family members.
  • Student loan forbearance
    AmeriCorps members may be eligible to postpone the repayment of their qualified student loans through loan forbearance. While the loan is in forbearance during the term of service, interest continues to accrue. Accrued interest on qualified loans is eligible for payment by the National Service Trust. Please note that not all loans are qualified for forbearance.
  • Health benefits
    Members are eligible to enroll in a limited health plan.
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Personal and sick leave
  • Childcare
    AmeriCorps members can receive childcare benefits if they meet the eligibility requirements.

In addition to monetary benefits, members also gain:

  • Leadership skills.
  • Work and life skills that translate directly into job experience.
  • The satisfaction of making a difference in your community and country.
  • The personal satisfaction of accepting challenges and seeing results.
  • Teamwork, communication and other essential skills.

*Note: Benefit amounts are subject to change. Please visit Preparing for service: What to expect (external website) for the latest information.