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, 2020 to July 9, 2021 at select nonprofit organizations. NYC Civic Corps members build, develop, and grow stronger volunteer programs by recruiting, managing, and engaging volunteers to address impact areas that are priorities of New York City such as:

 

How to apply to become an NYC Civic Corps Member:

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Step 1:  Apply

  • 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 within 3 weeks of applying whether you have been selected to move forward to a phone screen.
  • The phone screen will last approximately 20 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

  • Within 3 weeks after you have participated in a phone screen, you will be notified whether you have been selected to move forward with a phone interview at a host site.
  • If you have been selected to interview, an NYC Service staff member will coordinate the interview based on both your and the host site’s availability.
  • You may be selected to interview for up to 3 positions based on the preferences indicated in your application.

Step 4: Applicant Offers

  • Within 2 weeks of participating in an interview, you can expect to hear if you have been offered a position.
  • If the supervisor you interviewed with would like to offer you the position, an NYC Service staff member will extend the offer to you and you will have 3 business days to either accept or decline.
  • If you do not accept or decline the offer within 3 business days, the offer may be sent to another candidate.
  • All final decisons will be made by July 31, 2020
  • To be notified of upcoming info sessions and/or recruitment updates please complete interest form here

 

 

As the City continues to deal with the realities and effects of the COVID-19 crisis, we anticipate that host sites and positions listed currently may change before the start of the service year in August 2020. We will do our best to match applicants in their position or host site of choice, however all host sites and positions descriptions are subject to change. If there is a change in host site or position, you will be alerted of any changes to your placement of interest. We will do our best to recommend options similar to your first choice of position or host site

 

What are the benefits of being a NYC Civic Corps Member?

  • Living allowance of up to $18,500 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term (10.5 months)
  • Unlimited Monthly MetroCard (valued at $1,397)
  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $6,195 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 (valued at $1,250)
  • Additional training and professional support at host site
  • NYC Civic Corps gear (polo, fleece, notebook, etc.)
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Health Coverage (no 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.

 

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

 

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