What can AmeriCorps Members do for your organization?
Our AmeriCorps members commit to serve fulltime for one year on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. Organizations may host an AmeriCorps member for up to three consecutive years. Examples of appropriate capacity building projects for members include:
- Create print and digital marketing content to enhance or develop an outreach campaign.
- Develop assessment tools to assist with the organization in evaluating its programs.
- Work with the organization’s staff to expand a current program or start a new program.
- Assist in writing grants and fundraising.
- Assist staff in planning and implementing a new fundraising special event.
How can my organization become a host site?
Who is Eligible to Sponsor AmeriCorps members?
- Public, Private & Faith-based nonprofits
- Local, State & Federal government agencies
- Serve low income individuals/families
- Larimer and/or Weld County service area
What is the Cost per Year?
Project host sites are required to provide a financial match, which covers a portion of the member’s living allowance and contributes to the costs of running the program. The cost varies by the budget size of the organization. The host site must be able to provide direct supervision of the project and the AmeriCorps member.
Who are AmeriCorps members and what do they get out of service?
- Many AmeriCorps members serve because they are excited to make a difference, because they want to see another part of the United States, and to develop their skills and experience.
- They may be local residents or from out of state.
- U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens.
- 18 years or older, there is no maximum age limit.
- Members receive a modest living allowance, health coverage, childcare, and other benefits.
- Upon completing service, members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a post-service stipend.