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City Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service, unites a diverse group of professionals to serve full-time at City agency host sites working to address community needs.

City Service Corps Basics:

Members serve in direct service (outreach, engagement, and training) and capacity building (research and project management) roles at their host site. Each agency has a position description listed under related docs to the right. Please read the position description before applying to a position. Positions are currently available at the following agencies: 

(NOTE: * Additional agency positions will be added until April 5th) 

  • Administration for Children’s Services: Community Service Ambassador Program
  • Center for Youth Employment: Mentor Program
  • Department for the Aging: Volunteer Engagement Program
  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Family and Child Health Programs, Community Health Programs
  • Department of Parks and Recreation: Northern Manhattan Parks, Flushing Meadows Park, Ocean Breeze Park, Wetlands Program, Park Trees Program, Trails Program
  • Department of Records and Information Services: Community & Schools Engagement Program
  • Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability: Recycling Program, Apartment Outreach Program, Community Engagement Program, dontateNYC Program & Data Management, Schools Program, Organics Program, Special Waste Program, Compost Corps Program (hosted by: Big Reuse, Lower East Side Ecology Center, and Queens Botanical Garden)
  • Department of Social Services: CitizenshipNY Program, Homelessness Community Engagement Program, Community Engagement Program, Disability Awareness Program
  • Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice: Mayor's Action Plan Community Engagement and Mapping Program, Office to Prevent Gun Violence Program
  • Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs: ActionNYC Schools Program, Community Engagement Program, Language Access Program
  • NYC Emergency Management: Ready New York Program
  • Young Men’s Initiative: Read More Corps (hosted by Literacy Trust), Mentor Corps (hosted by Mentor New York)

City Service Corps Member Benefits:

  • Living allowance of up to $14,300 (pre-tax) for the service term (approx. 10 months)
  • Basic medical plan will be available at no cost to City Service Corps members
  • $5,815 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of the program
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment on eligible loans while in service, if eligible
  • Monthly professional development activities, led by CUNY
  • Unlimited monthly MetroCard
  • Experience working in City government and with NYC nonprofit organizations
  • Professional networking opportunities with City and civic leaders
  • Valuable resume-building experience

Professional Development and Community Building:

  • Attend a CUNY led orientation during the first week of the program which covers topics such as AmeriCorps policies and procedures, project management, and City government
  • Monthly skill building and professional development seminars occur throughout the term of service which cover topic areas such as project management, goal setting, building your “brand”, interview preparation and financial literacy
  • Periodic social activities to build community and encourage cross-site networking
  • Career-building opportunities during and upon completion of the program

City Service Corps Member Specifics:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Have successfully attained the level of degree specified in the job posting (high school diploma or college degree) 
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to serve full time for the program term (generally M-F 9am-5pm)

For Further Information:

Call (212) 788-3209 or email with any additional questions.

City Service Corps is made possible by the generous support of American Express Foundation, Citi Foundation, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Lizzie & Jonathan M. Tisch Family Foundation, The New York Community Trust, Trinity Wall Street and UJA-Federation of New York.