AmeriCorps

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Time of my life

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Former Employee - Corps Member in Vinton, IA
Former Employee - Corps Member in Vinton, IA

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

Pros

Lifelong friendships, sense of pride, new skills, job opportunities

Cons

Intense 10 month commitment, paperwork

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Program in the schools for mature workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    You will get to meet a lot of talented people

    Cons

    Not enough direction from management, need more guidance and specific objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus more on objectives of program and have guidelines in place to follow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Varies widely - research thoroughly

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Tutor in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Meet hard-working humanitarians, contribute to ending poverty in the US, may receive excellent training, see what goes on in the non-profit industry from behind the scenes, education award

    Cons

    receive extremely low pay (usually less than minimum wage), may be required to work more than 40 hour weeks, training / support / responsibilities vary widely depending on host organization. Personally, I felt like a slave during my Americorps tenure, working over 60 hours some weeks and receiving $800 each month. There was little praise / support from my management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    audit S&N organizations thoroughly. In my experience, there was a lot of corruption. I was required to take on responsibilities that were not mentioned in the job description / interview (including driving for personal errands of the organization's staff), and our situation changed erratically due to lack of management's preparation. Our organization (ACE in Austin, Texas) did not have the funding necessary to run smoothly. As a volunteer, I sometimes felt like a overworked slave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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