About NYC Civic Corps

NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in 2009 by NYC Service, recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full-time from November 5, 2021 to July 15, 2022 at select nonprofit organizations. NYC Civic Corps members build, develop, and grow volunteer programs by recruiting, managing, and engaging volunteers to address impact areas that are priorities of New York City such as:


Applications are now open!

Deadline to apply: 11:59 pm September 19, 2021

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NYC Civic Corps Application Process Overview

Step 1:  Apply HERE

  • When you request an application you will receive a link that will allow you to save and return to your application at a later date.
  • In the application you will be able to indicate your top 3 choices from positions that will be posted below.

Step 2: Applicant Phone Screen

  • An NYC staff member will review your application and you will be notified whether you have been selected to move forward to a phone screen.
  • The phone screen will last approximately 20 minutes and is an initial interview to determine if you are a fit for our AmeriCorps programs. Phone screens are not specific to the positions you expressed interest in on your application.

Step 3:  Applicant Host Site Interview

  • After you have participated in a phone screen, you will be notified within 3 weeks whether you have been selected to move forward with a phone interview at a host site.
  • If you have been selected to interview, an NYC Service staff member will coordinate the interview based on both your and the host site’s availability.
  • You may be selected to interview for up to 3 positions based on the preferences indicated in your application.

Step 4: Applicant Offers

  • If the supervisor you interviewed with would like to offer you the position, you will be notified within 3 weeks. An NYC Service staff member will extend the offer to you and you will have 2 business days to either accept or decline.
  • If you do not accept or decline the offer within 2 business days, the offer may be sent to another candidate.


Available NYC Civic Corps Positions:

American National Red Cross

Regional Youth Coordinator

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator


Big Brothers and Big Sisters NYC

Community Engagement Coordinator (Bronx/Queens)

Match Experience Coordinator


Boys & Girls Club of Harlem NYC

Volunteer Project Coordinator


Bronx is Blooming

Volunteer Outreach/Engagement Coordinator


Brooklyn Community Services

Project Coordinator



Volunteer Engagement Project Coordinator


Central Family Life Center, Inc

Community Health Volunteer Coordinator

Youth Leadership & Engagement Coordinator


Community Health Action of Staten Island

Volunteer Coordinator


Concrete Safaris

Volunteer Project Coordinator


Far Rockaway/Averne Nonprofit Coalition, a Project of Fund for the City of NY

Volunteer FRANC Coordinator


Food Bank For New York City

Community Kitchen Volunteer Coordinator

VITA Volunteer Coordinator


Fortune Society

Volunteers Services Coordinator


Futures and Options

Alumni Volunteer Coordinator


Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Volunteer Coordinator


International Rescue Committee

Volunteer Coordinator


Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement

Riis Settlement Volunteer Coordinator


Life of Hope

Volunteer Coordinator


Lighthouse Guild International

Reading Services Program Assistant


New York Disaster Interfaith Services

NYDIS Faith Sector Community Preparedness 


Project Sunshine

Community Volunteer Engagement Associate


Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Environmental Stewardship Coordinator

Farm Training Coordinator

Service Coordinator


The Boys' Club of New York

Volunteer Coordinator


United Activities Unlimited, Inc

Service Learning & Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer & Youth Leadership Coordinator

Youth Engagement Specialist


Urban Outreach Center

Volunteer Engagement Specialist


What are the benefits of being a NYC Civic Corps Member?

  • Living allowance of up to $15,104 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term
  • Members receive a MetroCard for commuting to and from service
  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $4,441.50 upon successful completion
  • Nonprofit exposure
  • Resume-building professional experience
  • Loan Forbearance and interest accrued paid on qualified student loans upon successful completion
  • On-site orientation and on-going monthly training provided by NYC Service (valued at $1,250)
  • Additional training and professional support at host site
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Health Coverage (no premium or monthly enrollment fees – valued at $3,100)


What are the requirements to serve as a NYC Civic Corps Member?

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Have successfully obtained a High School diploma or its equivalent prior to the start of the program
  • Agree to and pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to serve full time for the program term (generally M-F 9 AM - 5 PM)
  • A strong motivation for making a positive difference in New York City
  • Willingness to learn new skills and improve upon existing ones
  • Must complete a total of 1,200 hours.


NYC Civic Corps Program Evaluation

The Urban Institute conducted an evaluation of the NYC Service Civic Corps program in 2017–2018 to assess how much organizations benefit from the Civic Corps members. The evaluation sought to answer whether NYC Civic Corps members have significantly greater volunteer management capacity, on average, than similar organizations that do not host AmeriCorps members provided by NYC Civic Corps.

The evaluation found that NYC Civic Corps sites report significantly greater benefits from volunteers than the control group and that they tend to place a larger dollar value on service provided by volunteers. View the full report online.


To find out more information or if you have any questions throughout the application process please reach out to the NYC Service Recruitment Team at servicerecruitment@cityhall.nyc.gov


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