AmeriCorps

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Wonderful learning experience and a great stepping stone.

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Former Employee - New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program
Former Employee - New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program

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

Pros

Great way to gain experience after college or high school. Helps pay student loan debt or for continuing education. Lots of opportunities all over the country. Very diverse opportunities.

Cons

People can have very different experiences based on their specific program. Pay is very little as AmeriCorps is considered a volunteer position. My program did not adjust pay for cost of living. People in southern New Jersey earned the same salary as me while I lived and worked in northern New Jersey where rent was three times more expensive.

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    Environmental Education - Nature Preserve

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great professional development in environmental education field. AmeriCorp and site leaders created fun, supportive, nurturing environment. Good "Gap Year" exploritory job and very personally satisfying and rewarding. Great working with kids and in the field. Fun Job

    Cons

    Best at the beginning of a career - jobs are often entry level in scope. Experience pertained to a small field of environmental education. Learned fewer technical skills to bring to other fields environmental science fields (but definitely good experience for outdoor education and classroom education as well) but that is the decision of the applicant.

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    I would serve here for the rest of my working years if I could

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    Current Employee - Computer Literacy Instructor in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Computer Literacy Instructor in Roanoke, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, type of service, opportunities, connections.

    Cons

    You get a living stipend but even thats not a "con"

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    NOTHING!!!!

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