NYC Civic Corps Overview

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About NYC Civic Corps

Each year, NYC Service, in the Office of the Mayor, places 100 NYC Civic Corps members (AmeriCorps) at 50 City agencies and community-based organizations to serve a service term lasting from September to mid-July (10.25 months). These AmeriCorps members serve full-time to build volunteer management systems and leverage 50,000 volunteers to 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 & Youth Development
  • Public Health

The 2018-19 application is now closed.

How do NYC Civic Corps Members serve?

NYC Civic Corps members spend 10.25 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 to address impact areas that are priorities of New York City and the nation. They also build and improve volunteer databases and systems. Throughout the course of the 10.25 month period, NYC Civic Corps members will be able to develop professional skills such as 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.


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

  • Living allowance of up to $15,000 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term
  • Unlimited Monthly MetroCard
  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $5,920 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 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

This program is contingent upon the receipt of federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, which will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Contact or  212-788-3209

The 2018-2019 NYC Civic Corps program is made possible from the support of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the New York State Commission on National and Community Service as well as our corporate partners American Express, ConEd and Disney.

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