AmeriCorps

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It's an experience worth your time.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Mentor/Tutor in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Mentor/Tutor in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The facilitators do a lot to make your experience worthwhile. There are so many trainings and small group exercises outside of the actual job, you have no idea! This in particular is something that is transferrable in a professional setting. Aside from that you develop actual friendships and build a network of people among peers and members of the community.

As for the the actual job, there are no surprises, you're trained for what your job is and there is tons of support from the facilitators and on-site staff.

Cons

There is a lot of paperwork, but it's necessary and good exposure to the reality of documentation and recording hours in the work place. The days are long, but rewarding in the end.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be mindful of the activities during the weekly meetings to make sure they are always relevant.

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    Development Associate - VISTA member

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    Former Employee - VISTA Member - Development Associate in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - VISTA Member - Development Associate in Camden, NJ

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Foot in the door experience; other fellow VISTA members;

    Cons

    All my negatives had to do more so with the organization I was with; they didn't have anything for us to do; they gave us very little to no guidance or direction.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    VISTA in Chicago, not so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Americorps-Vista in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Americorps-Vista in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AmeriCorps as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Help People
    Good work experience
    Meet good piers

    Cons

    Not enough in stipend to live in Chicago
    Chicago office not helpful at all in bad situations
    Seem to take advantage of good-hearted people
    Positions take the place of a potential employee
    "National Service" was not an acceptable reason for student loan deferment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more open atmosphere to help VISTAs
    Return emails
    Be more involved with what Vista's are doing
    Allow transfers after the start of 6th month
    Allow previous months to go toward other future service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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