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NYC Civic Corps


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, 2023 to June 2024 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.

Applications are closed.


Our impact areas are:

  • Disaster Response

  • Economic Opportunity

  • Education

  • Environmental Stewardship

  • Healthy Futures

  • Veterans and Military Families

  • Learn more about impact areas.


NYC Civic Corps Application Process Overview

Step 1:  Request an application

  • 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.


Our 2022 - 2023 NYC Civic Corps Host Site Partners:

  • American Red Cross
  • Brooklyn Community Services
  • Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, Inc.
  • Children of Promise, NYC
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations NY
  • Community Health Action of Staten Island
  • East Harlem Tutorial Program
  • Futures and Options
  • Emergency Shelter Network
  • Gowanus Canal Conservancy
  • Grand Street Settlement
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Make the Road NY
  • Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • PEN America
  • The New York City Urban Debate League
  • The Petey Green Program
  • Urban Outreach Center
  • Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
  • Woodside on the Move

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

  • Living allowance of up to $21,000 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term

  • Members receive a MetroCard for commuting to and from service

  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $4,827 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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