The 2017-2018 NYC Civic Corps Host Site Application is now open!

NYC Service is announcing a request for applications from Community-Based Organizations and City agencies that prioritize volunteerism and want to build or expand meaningful volunteer-related projects as 2017-2018 Civic Corps Host Sites.

NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program administered by NYC Service, provides a key strategy to expanding volunteerism in New York City. Civic Corps builds volunteer capacity and volunteer management systems at Community-Based Organizations and City government agencies in New York City.

During the 2017-2018 program term, NYC Service will place 100 NYC Civic Corps members at 50 City agencies and Community-Based Organizations to serve a service term lasting from September to July (10 months). These corps members will serve full-time to build volunteer management systems and leverage 50,000 volunteers who address impact areas that are priorities of New York City and the nation, including Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, and Healthy Futures.

Organizations will be required to manage their corps members' progress toward attaining a minimum of 1,700 service hours.

Please note that this project is contingent on receiving federal funding administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the New York State Commission for National and Community Service.

To Apply

Interested organizations should click here for instructions about how to apply to become a Civic Corps Host Site.

Organizations also may click here to complete the online application form.

Questions? Please email corps@cityhall.nyc.gov or call 212.788.3209.

The application process will be conducted in two phases: Phase One will require applicants to submit a volunteerism-related project proposal, and Phase Two will require applicants to develop specific activity plans, timelines, position descriptions, and performance measures.

Phase One applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 17, 2017.

NYC Service will hold two NYC Civic Corps Host Site Application information sessions to answer questions that applicants may have about the program. 
 
The first session will be held from 4-5 p.m. on February 2 at: 
NYC Service, 253 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10007. 
 
The second session will be
held from 1-2 p.m. on February 9, via phone (the call-in number will be issued to participants upon RSVP). 
 
Please RSVP for either information session by emailing corps@cityhall.nyc.gov by January 27.