Labor and Economic Opportunity
Transcript of Michigan's AmeriCorps Video (PDF)
Do you want to become a part of a national corps of citizens who get things done? Joining an AmeriCorps program is very easy - just follow three simple steps:
Step One - Ensure you are eligible.
AmeriCorps members must be at least 17 years of age, must be a U.S. citizen, must have a high school diploma (or be willing to work toward one), and be able to commit to up to one year of service. If you are accepted, you will need to provide a birth certificate or other information documenting your age and citizenship. AmeriCorps members serving vulnerable populations such as youth or seniors must be able to pass local, state, and national background checks.
Step Two - Find a program and make contact.
To join AmeriCorps, you must apply directly to your program of interest. AmeriCorps members serve in full-time, half-time, reduced half-time (450 hours), or minimum time (300 hours) capacity. The kind of slot available will vary from program to program. You can visit the Corporation for National and Community Service to get contact information for AmeriCorps programs throughout the country.
Once you contact the program, they will be able to explain their application process and timelines. Also, some programs may have additional requirements, so be sure to ask about their qualifications for AmeriCorps members.
Step Three - Still need more information?
The Michigan Community Service Commission is happy to assist you if you need additional information. Please call 517-335-4295.