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

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

I have been working at AmeriCorps as a contractor for 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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Other Reviews for AmeriCorps

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like an unpaid internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Americorps-Vista  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Americorps-Vista in Santa Rosa, CA

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for us to apply for foodstamps.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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