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Host an NYC Civic Corps Member

NYC Civic Corps Program Overview for Host Sites

NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in 2009 by NYC Service, recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full time at select nonprofit host sites. NYC Civic Corps members build, develop, and grow stronger volunteer programs in order to better serve or reach more New Yorkers. The NYC Civic Corps program objectives are to:

  1. Build organizational capacity for civic and community engagement through addressing pressing volunteer-specific needs and opportunities as identified by nonprofit partners.
  2. Provide Civic Corps members with workforce skills and pathways to quality careers with advancement opportunities.
  3. Create opportunities for civic leadership development.

NYC Civic Corps Mission: NYC Civic Corps builds the volunteer program capacity at nonprofit partners in all 5 boroughs to more effectively and efficiently address critical needs in the areas of Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Stewardship, Education/Youth Development and Healthy Futures (public health and hunger). 

NYC Civic Corps Vision: Nonprofit host sites have more robust volunteer recruitment, training and management, allowing them to better serve their community.

NYC Civic Corps Host Site Applications are Currently Closed.

First time host sites are organizations that have never served as a host site in NYC Civic Corps or have not served as a host site in the last 2 program years (i.e. If you were a host site in 2021-2022 but not since then, you would be considered “new” for 2024-2025.). Returning host sites are organizations that served as a host site in the 2023-2024 program year with one or more members, or organizations that were accepted to serve in the 2023-2024 program year but did not receive a member.

Eligible organizations are welcome to apply as a partner to host AmeriCorps members. See below to learn about eligibility requirements. To learn more about NYC Civic Corps before applying, please contact Joann Villacres at to schedule an informational call.

Review our 2023-2024 Info Session Deck!

Can't Make it to an Information Session? Schedule a one on one informational call with our Recruitment and Partnerships Coordinator, Joann Villacres HERE       


  • Host Site Criteria and Eligibility
    • Must be a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a focus on engagement of New York City communities and local volunteers
    • Nonprofit is in the early or rebuilding stages of volunteer programming
    • Host site will provide a space and access to technology systems for each AmeriCorps member
    • Host site will provide a supervisor for their AmeriCorps member(s) who will provide guidance, management, and coaching support
    • Supervisor will attend a full-day orientation prior to the start of the program
    • Supervisor will attend three 2-hour training sessions throughout the program year
  • What You'll Need
    • Position Description (PD): Organizations are required to submit a proposal detailing each potential project the member will be serving on. If you are requesting more than one member for a project, then you only need to submit one PD for that project
      • PDs must be in the appropriate template (see the Resources Tab for templates, sample PDs, and guides to help applicants navigate the creation of PDs)
    • Your organization’s most recent Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
    • Your organization’s Sexual Harassment and/or Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) policy
  • Host Site Application Process
    Step 1: Review and collect all supplemental materials
    1. Financial Commitment: Organizations hosting an NYC Civic Corps member pay a host site fee.
      Type of Organization
      (Based on Most Recent 990)
      Host Site Fee/Member
      Org. budget $1M or less $5,000
      Org. budget between $1M - $3M $7,500
      Org. budget greater than $3M $10,000
    2. Supervisor Expectations
    3. AmeriCorps Prohibited and Unallowable Activities
    4. Your organization’s most recent Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
    5. Your organization’s Sexual Harassment and/or Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) policy
    Step 2: Create Position Descriptions using the NYC Civic Corps Position Description Template

    Step 3: Submit your online application

    • Make sure you attach the following materials: 
      • All Position Descriptions for all requested positions
      • Most recent Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
      • Sexual harassment and/or Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") policy

    Step 4: Interview with NYC Service

    • NYC Service staff will review all completed applications and determine organizations to move forward to a 30 minute interview. If selected to move forward, supervisors will be invited to participate in an interview on a rolling basis starting in December. The interview is a time for NYC Service to learn more about your supervision experience, go over expectations for the upcoming program year, and discuss your proposed project(s)
    • Note for returning host site applicants: Past performance as a host site will be discussed during the supervisor interview and taken into consideration when evaluating the overall application.

    Step 5: Accept your Offer! 

    • If selected, each host site will sign an MOU agreeing to the terms of having an AmeriCorps member placed at your host site. This will include agreeing to the financial commitment. The MOU and a partial amount of the financial commitment is due before members will be able to start at the host site. (See payment schedule on sources of funding and commitment sheet).
    • NYC Service will support accepted organizations with recruitment of NYC Civic Corps members, as well as provide a supervisor orientation, training, and ongoing support
  • More Information on NYC Civic Corps

    NYC Civic Corps Members serve full time from September 2024 – June 2025. Read the NYC Civic Corps Program Evaluation by the Urban Institute revealing that NYC Civic Corps members benefited their host sites and helped the sites manage additional volunteers, enabling them to improve procedures for volunteer recruitment and management.

    Member benefits include:

    • Living stipend - $21,000 - $25,000
    • Monthly unlimited MetroCard
    • Eligible for healthcare (covered by NYC Service)
    • Childcare
    • Student Loan Forbearance
    • Education award – approx. $5,176.5


    Read member stories: AmeriCorps 30: Celebrating Veterans

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