About City Service Corps

City Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in 2015 by NYC Service, a division of the Mayor’s office, recruits individuals to serve full-time from September 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 at City agency host sites. City Service Corps is comprised of high-impact service projects led by city agencies in impact areas addressing critical capacity and community-related issues. Our impact areas are:

  • Disaster Response
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families
  • Learn more about impact areas.

 

Application Deadline Extended!

Apply by 11:59pm July 11th

Click here to start your AmeriCorps Application

 

City Service 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 the positions listed 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 25 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 an interview at a host site.
  • If you have been selected to interview, the host site will reach out to coordinate the interview with you. Interviews will be conducted by either phone call or video chat. Not in person.
  • 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 City Service Corps Positions:

 

Department of Environmental Protection

Engagement & Wellness Expansion Project Specialist 

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Community Engagement Project Coordinator

Data Governance Coordinator

Survey Analyst Member

Department of Records and Information Services

Educational Outreach Coordinator

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Community Services Corps Member

Language Services Coordinator

We Speak NYC Member

NYC Commission on Human Rights

Queens Immigrant Communities Outreach Coordinator

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services

Diversity Outreach Coordinator

Diversity Recruitment AmeriCorps Member

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Cultural Development Fund Member

Programs Research and Evaluation Member

NYC Department of Sanitation

Apartment Programs Outreach Associate

Curbside Composting Outreach

DonateNYC Associate

Zero Waste Partnerships Member

NYC Law Department

Community Outreach Member

NYC Parks

Seed Program Corps Member

Citywide Nursery Member

Community Engagement Member

Community Outreach Member

Evaluation Project Coordinator

LEAF Coordinator

Natural Areas Stewardship

Outreach Corps Member

Youth Leadership Council Coordinator

NYC Emergency Management

NYC CERT Service Member

Ready New York Member

Community Preparedness Member

Office of Technology and Innovation

Open Data Corps Member

Young Men’s Initiative

Community Program Coordinator

 

 

What are the benefits of being a City Service Corps Member?

  • Living allowance of up to $20,000 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term
  • Members receive a MetroCard for commuting to and from service
  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at up to $4,546.50 upon successful completion
  • City Government 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 
  • Additional training and professional support at host site
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Health Coverage (member doesn’t pay premium or monthly enrollment fees)

 

What are the requirements to serve as a City Service 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

 

Read the City Service Corps Outcome Evaluation by the Urban Institute outlining how organizations benefit from the City Service Corps members’ service, the extent to which members gain valuable skills, and whether they continue to be civically engaged after completing the program.

 

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

 

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. The Adams Administration values diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences that is reflective of the city it serves. Applicants of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged and welcomed to apply.

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered a position as an AmeriCorps member, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.