Questions and Answers about AmeriCorps

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Is it possible to receive an assignment within your own community or at least locally? I have a husband and young children that I would not want to relocate. Is it possible to be able to stay in your own home or do you have to live on some type of campus?


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It is possible but the chances are slim. If he decided to join the program then he will have to live on the campus. Plus he will be doing a lot of traveling that requires him to live in other states. I'm only speaking on behalf of the volunteer portion for this program. I'm not speaking in terms of full or part-time employment that they offer separately.

Answered - Unit Support Team Leader/ Field Team Leader (Current Employee) - Baltimore, MD

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Yes, it's possible to get a local job.Yes you can stay in your own home.

Answered - Mentor/Tutor (Former Employee) - East Saint Louis, IL

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If there is a program available locally, yes.

Answered - Alumni Civic Service Volunteer (Former Employee) - Flagstaff, AZ

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If there is a need in your community for an AmeriCorps member, then yes, but if not then you would have to travel or relocate. All AmeriCorps members serve at a specific host site, you are not able to work from home.

Answered - Math Tutor (Current Employee) - Oil City, PA

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For NCCC no your not able to stay at home your going to have to travel with your team members but your able to come home on some holidays depending on when you start

Answered - AmeriCorps Member (Former Employee) - Baltimore, MD

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It is possible with many Americorps jobs to remain far more stationary.

Answered - Morrisville - Crew Member (Former Employee) - various

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Yes it is possible to work in your own community you need to make them aware of your needs.

Answered - Software Engineer (Current Employee) - Traverse City, MI

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Americorps does not provide housing. Your living arrangements are your choice.


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