NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in 2009 by NYC Service, recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full-time from September 1, 2020 to July 9, 2021 at select nonprofit organizations. NYC Civic Corps members build, develop, and grow stronger volunteer programs by recruiting, managing, and engaging volunteers to address impact areas that are priorities of New York City such as:
- Disaster Services
- Economic Opportunity
- Education & Youth Development
- Environmental Stewardship
- Public Health
Applications are now open!
How do NYC Civic Corps Members serve?
NYC Civic Corps members serve full-time serving at a New York City community-based organization (CBO), supporting the organization’s volunteerism efforts. Civic Corps members recruit, manage, and engage volunteers to address impact areas that are priorities of New York City and the nation. They also build and improve volunteer databases and systems. Throughout the course of the service term, NYC Civic Corps members will be able to develop professional skills such as project management and various other skills.
Where do NYC Civic Corps Members serve?
NYC Civic Corps members serve within the 5 Boroughs of New York City. Members are placed at a CBO to support volunteer recruitment, training, management, and systems development.
2020-2021 NYC Civic Corps Host Sites:
- American Red Cross of Greater New York
- Regional Youth Coordinator
- Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
- Bay Ridge Center, Inc.
- Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, Inc. (2 positions)
- Breakthrough New York
- Recruitment Coordinator
- Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
- BridgeStreet Development Corporation
- Bronx is Blooming
- Volunteer Management Coordinator
- Volunteer Outreach Coordinator
- Bronx River Alliance
- Brooklyn Community Services
- Individual Volunteer Coordinator
- Service Project Coordinator
- Brooklyn Public Library
- Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, Inc.
- Children of Promise, NYC
- Common Impact
- Community Health Action of Staten Island
- Concrete Safaris, Inc.
- Council on American-Islamic Relations NY, INC
- Emergency Shelter Network
- Food Bank for New York City
- Volunteer Project Coordinator (Kitchen)
- Volunteer Project Coordinator (VITA)
- Volunteer Project Coordinator (Warehouse)
- Fund for the City of New York
- Gowanas Canal Conservancy (2 positions)
- Hunger Free America
- Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
- Kings Against Violence Initiative
- Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
- Lantern Community Services, Inc.
- LearningSpring School
- Literacy Inc.
- Make the Road New York (2 positions)
- MET Council
- New York Academy of Sciences
- New York City Tree Consortium Inc
- New York Scores
- Newtown Creek Alliance Inc
- PEN America
- Project Sunshine
- College Volunteer Engagement Associate
- Community Volunteer Engagement Associate
- RaisedBy.Us, Inc.
- Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Inc DBA RISE Rockaway
- Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
- Southside United Housing Development Fund Corporation (Los Sures)
- St. John’s Bread and Life Program, Inc.
- StreetWise Partners
- Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
- The Fortune Society
- The HOPE Progam, Inc. and Sustainable South Bronx (2 positions)
- The New York City Urban Debate League
- United Activities Unlimited, Inc.
- Youth Engagement Specialist
- Service Learning and Volunteer Coordinator
- Volunteer and Youth Leadership Coordinator
- Community Initiative Engagement Coordinator
- Urban Outreach Center
- Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
- Living allowance of up to $18,500 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term (10.5 months)
- Unlimited Monthly MetroCard (valued at $1,397)
- Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $6,195 upon successful completion
- Nonprofit exposure
- Resume-building professional experience
- Loan Forbearance and interest accrued paid on qualified student loans upon successful completion
- On-site orientation and on-going monthly training provided by NYC Service (valued at $1,250)
- Additional training and professional support at host site
- NYC Civic Corps gear (polo, fleece, notebook, etc.)
- Childcare assistance, if eligible
- Health Coverage (no premium or monthly enrollment fees – valued at $3,100)
What are the requirements to serve as a NYC Civic Corps Member?
- Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States
- Have successfully obtained a High School diploma or its equivalent prior to the start of the program
- Agree to and pass a criminal background check
- Ability to serve full time for the program term (generally M-F 9 AM – 5 PM)
- A strong motivation for making a positive difference in New York City
- Willingness to learn new skills and improve upon existing ones
- Must complete a total of 1,700 hours.
To find out more information or if you have any questions throughout the application process please reach out to the NYC Service Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org