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It's a great experience, but that doesn't always mean it's fun.

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Current Contractor - AmeriCorps VISTA in Orlando, FL
Current Contractor - AmeriCorps VISTA in Orlando, FL

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

Pros

Able to do things without any previous experience Rising to the challenge Pushing your limits More than professional growth & development

Cons

AmeriCorps administration does not seem to know how to meet members where they are and help them to be successful. If you don't know anyone who has done the branch of AC service you are considering, DO YOUR HOMEWORK! That living allowance ain't no joke. Gird your loins!

Advice to Management

Do more to bridge the gap from start to successful completion. This needs to be someone's actual job, not just a bullet point in various job descriptions. A satisfying member experience needs to be someone's priority - with accountability.

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    overall unique and good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriCorps

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Like an unpaid internship

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

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot of office skills right out of college, also got to have some say in what professional development I wanted.

    Cons

    Sometimes treated as the help in the office (my specific position within Americorps, may not be universal). VERY low stipend and not allowed to have an additional job.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for us to apply for foodstamps.


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