AmeriCorps Benefits

3.2 out of 5 (18 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Vacation & Paid Time Off

    "My volunteer position had a very nice boss. I had a tiny bit of paid leave but was able to take additional leave without pay." (5 comments)

  • Job Training

    "The job training is only as good as the place you are matched with. AmeriCorps has positions at many different non-profits." (4 comments)

  • Professional Development

    "AmeriCorps did very little in the way of professional development. My host site was quite generous." (3 comments)

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

Employee Comments

  • Feb 17, 2015
    Former Volunteer in Columbus, Ohio

    Comprehensive benefits include paid time off, and great benefits

  • Apr 15, 2015
    Former Employee in Keene, New Hampshire

    There is health insurance with RX coverage BUT there is no dental. For below poverty stipend, this is ridiculous.

  • Mar 30, 2015
    Current Academic Coach in Springfield, Massachusetts

    You don't get paid a lot for the amount of work you put into it, but the work is typically life changing

  • Mar 16, 2015
    Former Employee in Charlotte, North Carolina

    Loved working under the NC-ACTS program for AmeriCorps. Received a stipend at the end of my 300 hours of service.

  • Feb 16, 2015
    Former Employee in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

    The best benefit from participating in AmeriCorps was the education award that is given post-service. I used it to pay off one (albeit smaller) college loan! My family doubted my choice to participate in AmeriCorps after college because they were so worried about my college loans. Explaining the education award, loan deferment, and the payment of accrued interest definitely helped in getting their support. Above all, the education award was definitely more than I would have been paying on my loans in the first year out of college otherwise.

  • Jan 27, 2015
    Former Corps Member in McClellan, California

    We got health coverage for on the site injuries, got two weeks off for Christmas break, and got W2's for end of the year taxes.

  • Dec 31, 2014
    Current Employee in Tucson, Arizona

    For a federal program to provide health insurance that is not ACA compliant is absolutely absurd.

  • Nov 27, 2014
    Current AmeriCorps VISTA in Billings, Montana

    Low living allowance, inadequate health coverage for national service program

  • Nov 2, 2014
    Current Corps Member in Vicksburg, Mississippi

    for the NCCC program, food, Travel to and from campus (at start and end of term) as well to and from projects as well as housing are 100% covered. However each team is only given $4.75 a day per person for food so budgeting is a must but you can still eat quite nice. A health plan is provided to cover non existing medical expenses and emergency dental only (tooth removal to relieve pain). If you already have insurance your primary has to pay first and americorps provided will cover the rest. only a $5 co pay and prescriptions are covered 100% for generic brand unless only name brand is available. each team gets a 15 pass van to use for travel to and from projects and other uses however you must have 2 people at least to use it and limited to 25 miles from housing location unless higher staff approval has been obtained (up to 100 miles for unit leader and regional director for over 100)

  • Oct 3, 2014
    Former Volunteer in San Francisco, California

    Subsidized housing in beautiful San Francisco.

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