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What is NYC Civic Corps?

NYC Civic Corps builds volunteer capacity and volunteer management systems at community-based organizations and city government agencies in New York City. Community volunteers increase the quality and quantity of services delivered to underserved and vulnerable individuals in all five boroughs, including in the areas of Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, and Healthy Futures. This meaningful service in the community also results in increased health, happiness, and civic engagement in the volunteers—and AmeriCorps members—who are providing those services in their community. Each year, NYC Service, in the Office of the Mayor, places 100 AmeriCorps members (NYC Civic Corps) at 50 City agencies and community-based organizations to serve a service term lasting from September to July (10 months). These AmeriCorps members 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.

What Do NYC Civic Corps Members Do?

As an NYC Civic Corps member, you will spend 10 months serving at a New York City community-based organization (CBO) or City agency, supporting the organization/agency's volunteerism efforts. Civic Corps members recruit, manage, and engage volunteers. They also build and improve volunteer databases and systems. Throughout the course of the 10-month period, NYC Civic Corps members will be able to develop professional 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 City Agency or CBO to support volunteer recruitment, management, systems development, and databases.

What Are The Benefits of Being An NYC Civic Corps Member?

  • Modest living allowance of up to $14,300 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term
  • Unlimited Monthly MetroCard
  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $5,815 upon successful completion
  • City Government and/or nonprofit exposure
  • Resume-building professional experience
  • Loan Forbearance and Deferment for qualified student loans
  • On-site orientation and training provided by NYC Service
  • Ongoing training and professional support at host site
  • NYC Civic Corps gear (polo, fleece, notebook, etc.)
  • Childcare, if eligible
  • Health Coverage


What Are The Requirement to Serve As An NYC Civic Corps Member?
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Permanent Resident 
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Agree to undergo a Background Check
  • A strong motivation for making a difference
  • Willingness to learn new skills and improve upon existing ones
  • Availability between September 6, 2017 and July 13, 2018

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