Benefits of AmeriCorps service

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

Build sustainable solutions in the community. Gain valuable real-world experiences. Prepare for your future.

Why Habitat AmeriCorps?

  • Raises your awareness of the social issues that face your community.
  • Provides you an opportunity to learn and develop new skills and confidence.
  • Helps you gain hands-on project management experience.
  • Increases your knowledge of service and engagement.
  • Maximizes your construction and homebuilding experience.
  • Improves your performance at a future job.
  • You can help strengthen communities and families through your service.

Service length

  • AmeriCorps National
    A complete term of service requires the completion of 1,700 service hours for full time positions and 900 service hours for part time positions and typically lasts 10½ months.
  • AmeriCorps VISTA
    A complete term of service lasts one year, where you typically serve about 40 hours each week.


“AmeriCorps is a great journey. It’s growth.”
— Vanessa Dingee, Habitat AmeriCorps alum