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 will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, March 29th at 5pm. Note that sites are currently being reviewed and decisions made as applications are submitted with limited slots still available Completed applications, or questions, should be directed to corps@cityhall.nyc.gov 

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 a NYC Civic Corps Member for 2019-2020?

  • Living allowance of up to $18,500 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term
  • Unlimited Monthly MetroCard (valued at $1,331)
  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $6,095 upon successful completion
  • Nonprofit exposure
  • Resume-building professional experience
  • Loan Forbearance and Deferment for qualified student loans; interest paid on qualified loans if successfully completes program
  • On-site orientation and training provided by NYC Service (valued at $1,500)
  • Ongoing training and professional support at host site
  • NYC Civic Corps gear (polo, fleece, notebook, etc.)
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Health Coverage (member doesn't pay premium or monthly enrollment fees - valued at $3,100)

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 1,700 hours

Interested in serving? Click here to be the first to know when our application opens!

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. 

For Further Information:

Call (212) 788-3209 or email corps@cityhall.nyc.gov with any additional questions.

The 2019-2020 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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