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 4 , 2019 to July 10, 2020. 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

What are impact areas? Learn more here.

Our 2019-20 application is now open!


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.

Want to learn more about serving as a NYC Civic Corps member? Attend an information session today by registering here.

2019-20 NYC Civic Corps Host Sites (Separated by Impact Area):

Disaster Services

American Red Cross

Economic Opportunity

Arab American Association of New York

Asian Americans for Equality

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Bridge Street Development Corporation

Brooklyn Community Services

Citizens Committee for New York City

Covenant House

Food Bank For New York City (Volunteer Project Coordinator A, Volunteer Project Coordinator B, Volunteer Project Coordinator C)

International Rescue Committee

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center

Lantern Community Services

Make the Road New York

Project Hospitality

Southside United Housing Development Fund Corporation - Los Sures

Sunnyside Community Services

The Campaign Against Hunger

The HOPE Program

West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Education & Youth Development

Boys & Girls Club of Harlem

Breakthrough New York

Brooklyn Public Library


Latinas on the Verge of Excellence

Let's Get Ready

Literacy Inc.

New York Writers Coalition

NYC Urban Debate League

Power My Learning

Project Sunshine

South Bronx United

Year Up

Environmental Stewardship

Gowanus Canal Conservancy

LES Ecology Center

Snug Harbor

The Bronx is Blooming

Public Health

Hunger Free NYC

Sing for Hope

See which of our host sites and positions fall under which impact area here.


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 $1,397)
  • 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 during active service; 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, during active service
  • Health Coverage if a member chooses to enroll or does not have other insurance they wish to remain on (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

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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