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Life changing

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Former Employee - Child Mentor in Knoxville, TN
Former Employee - Child Mentor in Knoxville, TN

I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Volunteering your time occasionally will make you feel good - immersing yourself as an Americorps volunteer will change your life. If you would like to challenge yourself to see the world from a new perspective and develop strengths you didn't know you had, then Americorps is for you.

Cons

I would like to say none because the cons are obvious: little financial gain and short term of service. You must derive satisfaction from the intrinsic value of service rather than financial motivation. Also, your term of service is just that - a term. Service may not lead to a professional position, and again you must be strictly motivated by the intrinsic value of the experience.

Advice to Management

Thank you for your work. Keep it up! Get things done!

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  1. An eye-opening introduction to government and non-profit worlds.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps* Vista in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps* Vista in Seattle, WA

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Personal fulfillment, community impact, ownership of work, independence

    Cons

    Pay/stipend, no health insurance, bureaucracy, decentralized organization, ambiguity with guidelines, restrictions and requirements

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and centralize


  2. Amazing experience if you can afford to live on a meager wage

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Orlando, FL

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing experience! I met so many great people and learned a lot of valuable skills that can be used in any position.

    Cons

    Living stipend is very meager so you will need to apply for food stamps and possibly have financial support from family (unless your living arrangements are provided).


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