AmeriCorps

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Be aware of the organizations you get placed in (VISTAs)

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Fredericksburg, VA
Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Fredericksburg, VA

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

Pros

Free prescriptions from NCCS,
The state VISTA supervisor for my location was very helpful when I had an issues with my assignment and assigned organization
Payment schedule was always on time
Gained some very useful skills for future use

Cons

low pay
lack of direct supervision from upper levels to funded organizations
hard to fit in with non VISTA employees because of rules and stipulations of being a VISTA member
not being able to have a second job made it hard to live with the low pay (I couldn't afford to move to my location site so I commuted 113 miles round trip per day)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

please research the organizations requesting funding a little more
visit agencies that NCCS money is going to
provide more direct supervision to site supervisors

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Over-regulated labor market results in crippling youth unemployment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you studied hard, graduated from college, and have a pretty good resume, you can work here for significantly less than the minimum wage for a year, if you're lucky, before being cast back into the "job" market.

    Cons

    No actual responsibility or institutional support, with rare exceptions. They tax your end-of-serivce stipend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your bodies upon the gears...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a challenging but rewarding experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriCorps as a contractor

    Pros

    Character/team building, budgeting, community building; gives workers a sense of what their careers may be like, depending on host site; reputation, depending on industry

    Cons

    Micromanagement depending on supervisor's style; work may not follow career path, depending on the needs of the host site; lots of work for very low pay; lots of paperwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that AmeriCorps workers are paid a lot less than they're worth; empathy goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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