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Fulfilling and World view Changing

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

Pros

A chance to understand an issue by working in it. Education award.

Cons

Cost of living wages made it hard to "live"

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    a very unique experience

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    Former Employee - Corps Member  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    certain programs, like NCCC provide you with a modest stipend, as well as room and board, and a food allowance. its a wonderful place to meet friends, potiential employers, give back to the community and simply live outside the box.
    Its a very safe program to work with.

    Cons

    The room and board can vary greatly depending on your project, and the food allowance MUST be shared among you and your team.
    The rules imposed all have a purpose, but can be stifling after a while. At times it felt like being at summer camp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be easier on the volunteers if a little more respect was given to them as adults.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    overall unique and good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriCorps

    Pros

    great way to meet interesting people. amazing opportunities to see the other side of America and work to improve it. people usually go straight for peacecorps to make their mark in their world but AmeriCorps gives you an opportunity to help those who are so easily overlooked in your own backyard. so much room for experience and program directors are so focessed on your needs and wants they will happily work with you to make sure you get everything you expected of your service year.

    Cons

    very small stipend. difficult communication with larger organization for stipend/education award issues. look into your assignment as much as you can before committing, try and speak with the former AmeriCorps member who served there to find out how much of an effect you will have and if it is worth it.

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