NYC Civic Corps Program Overview for Host Sites

NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in 2009 by NYC Service, recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full time at select nonprofit host sites. NYC Civic Corps members build, develop, and grow stronger volunteer programs in order to better serve or reach more New Yorkers. The NYC Civic Corps program objectives are to:

  1. Build organizational capacity for civic and community engagement through addressing pressing volunteer-specific needs and opportunities as identified by nonprofit partners.
  2. Provide Civic Corps members with workforce skills and pathways to quality careers with advancement opportunities.
  3. Create opportunities for civic leadership development.

NYC Civic Corps Mission: NYC Civic Corps builds the volunteer program capacity at nonprofit partners in all 5 boroughs to more effectively and efficiently address critical needs in the areas of Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Stewardship, Education/Youth Development and Healthy Futures (public health and hunger). 

NYC Civic Corps Vision: Nonprofit host sites have more robust volunteer recruitment, training and management, allowing them to better serve their community.


Applications are closed

Join our mailing list to receive updates!


Host Site Application Process

Step 1: Request an application

Step 2: After requesting an application, host sites will receive an email with all application materials within 24-48 hours, including detailed instructions on how to create a position description for their requested position(s)

Read through all application materials prior to completing your application.

Step 3: Complete the online application, including attachments of the position descriptions for all requested positions

Step 4: Once the application is submitted, NYC Service will review the project based on a rubric. NYC Service will either: a) reject the application, b) provide suggestions for improvement with a resubmission, or c) accept the application.

Returning host sites/projects: past performance as a host site will be taken into consideration when evaluating your overall application.


Financial Commitment for Host Sites

Organizations hosting a NYC Civic Corps member pay a host site fee and are expected to place their member on their payroll, submitting payroll records for reimbursement quarterly.

Review host site fees and the financial commitment expected from a host site partner.


NYC Civic Corps Members

  • Serve full time from September – July
  • Member benefits include:
    • Living stipend - $19,350
    • Monthly unlimited MetroCard
    • Eligible for healthcare (covered by NYC Service)
    • Childcare
    • Student loan forbearance
    • Education award – approx. $6,345

Read the NYC Civic Corps Program  Evaluation by the Urban Institute revealing that NYC Civic Corps members benefited their host sites and helped the sites manage additional volunteers, enabling them to improve procedures for volunteer recruitment and management.


Criteria for hosting a NYC Civic Corps member:

  • Must be a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a focus on engagement of New York City communities and local volunteers
  • Nonprofit is in the early or rebuilding stages of volunteer programming
  • Host site will provide a space and access to technology systems for each AmeriCorps member
  • Host site will provide a supervisor for their AmeriCorps member(s) who will provide guidance, management, and coaching support
  • Supervisor will attend a full-day orientation prior to the start of the program
  • Supervisor will attend three 2-hour training sessions throughout the program year


NYC Service Support

  • Recruitment of NYC Civic Corps members
  • Supervisor orientation and training
  • Ongoing staff support and resources


Learn more about the NYC Civic Corps program before applying, contact Shonni Velasquez to schedule an informational phone call at