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 September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 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:

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

 

Applications are Open

Click here to start your AmeriCorps Application

 

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 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 NYC Civic Corps Positions:

 

American Red Cross of Greater New York

Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement Coordinator (Bronx/Queens/Staten Island)

Breakthrough NY

Volunteer Coordinator

The Bronx is Blooming

GREEN Volunteer Outreach/Engagement Coordinator

Partnership Development Coordinator

PLACE Volunteer Outreach/Engagement Coordinator

Volunteer Management Coordinator

Brooklyn Community Services

Project Coordinator

Service Coordinator

Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, Inc.

Volunteer Project Coordinator

Children of Promise, NYC

Volunteer Coordinator

Community Health Action of Staten Island

Volunteer Coordinator

Council on American-Islamic Relations, New York

Volunteer Engagement Project Coordinator

East Harlem Tutorial Program

AmeriCorps Member, College Mentoring Program

Emergency Shelter Network

ESN Civic Corps Member

Futures and Options

Volunteer Assistant

Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Education Coordinator

Stewardship Coordinator

Grand Street Settlement

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Hope Empowerment and Development Zone, Inc.

Outreach Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

International Rescue Committee

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Lantern Community Services

Volunteer Manager - Civic Corps Member

Latinas On the Verge of Excellence - LOVE, Inc

Volunteer Mentors Coordinator

Life of Hope

Volunteer Coordinator

Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center

Food Justice and Youth Empowerment Coordinator

Make the Road New York

Volunteer Project Coordinator

Minds Matter NYC

Programs Site Specialist

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth Inc. (dba North Brooklyn Neighbors)

Zero Waste Volunteer Coordinator

Newtown Creek Alliance

Volunteer Program Coordinator

The New York Academy of Sciences

Mentor Coordinator - Afterschool Program

Mentor Coordinator - In School Supports

The New York City Urban Debate League

Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator

PEN America

AmeriCorps Member, Membership Engagement

The Petey Greene Program

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Environmental Stewardship Coordinator

Farm Training Coordinator

Service Coordinator

Sunnyside Community Services

Volunteer Services Associate

Trinity's Services and Food for the Homeless

Volunteering and Engagement Manager

United Jewish Council of the East Side, Inc.

Volunteer Enablement Coordinator

United Activities Unlimited

Service Learning & Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer & Youth Leadership Coordinator

Youth Engagement Specialist

Urban Outreach Center of NYC

Community Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Corporate Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance

Garden Volunteer Coordinator

Natural Areas Volunteer Coordinator

Washington Square Park Conservancy

Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Woodside on the Move

Youth on the Move Program Coordinator

 

What are the benefits of being a NYC Civic 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 $4,546.50 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
  • Additional training and professional support at host site
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Health Coverage (no premium or monthly enrollment fees)

 

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

 

Read Stories of Service from NYC Civic Corps Members:

 

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.

 

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