About NYC Civic Corps

Each year, NYC Service, in the Office of the Mayor, places NYC Civic Corps members (AmeriCorps) at community-based organizations to serve a service term lasting from September to mid-July (10.5 months). These AmeriCorps members serve full-time to build volunteer management systems and leverage over 40,000 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
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Public Health

Host Site Application Now Live!

The 2019-20 application is now open. Qualified CBOs should download the application, pre-assessment and position description, complete each document and return all three, plus requested corresponding documents, to be considered for the program. Applications are due to NYC Service by 5pm on Thursday, February 14th. (Note: Extended deadline from originally announced February 7th.) Completed applications, or questions, should be directed to corps@cityhall.nyc.gov We will host two WebEx sessions if organizations would like to learn more about NYC Civic Corps. Dates and instructions for how to RSVP are listed in the application.

How do NYC Civic Corps Members serve?

NYC Civic Corps members spend 10.5 months serving at a New York City community-based organization (CBO), supporting the organization'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 10.5 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 CBO to support volunteer recruitment, training, management, and systems development.

What are the benefits of being an NYC Civic Corps Member for 2019-2020?

  • Living allowance of up to $18,500 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term
  • Unlimited Monthly MetroCard
  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $6,020 upon successful completion
  • 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 requirements 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

corps@cityhall.nyc.gov 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.

Interested in serving? Click here to be notified when our application opens in the Spring!

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