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Good experience as a post-college first job

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Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA  in  Spartanburg, SC
Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Spartanburg, SC

I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great opportunity out of college for those interested in nonprofit organizations, and/or moving to a different area. Job satisfaction is completely dependent on the organization, so make sure you do your homework before applying and accepting a position. Great way to serve a community, get $$ toward student loans, and meet others with similar interests.

Cons

Overall structure is complicated, and the staff, grant requirements and organization are constantly changing. Makes for a lot of red tape. Good pay cannot be your goal when looking to serve with Americorps. Yearly salary is equal to the poverty line in your community- ranging from 10K-15K usually. Good way to learn to live on a budget!

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I'd like to have seen State/Regional Directors at least once or twice during my service.

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    Corps Member w/ NCCC

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    Former Employee - Corps Member  in  Perry Point, MD
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Perry Point, MD

    I worked at AmeriCorps as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    learn team building skills and get to travel the country!

    Cons

    do not join if you are in it for the money; teams you get placed in may prove to be a challenge if your teammates are not hard workers

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    find a way to promote NCCC more to colleges/high schools

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    A great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid travel, in depth training, meeting other people who care about service to others

    Cons

    First year was a great experience in Seattle. Second year in Sioux Falls, SD was terrible. Americorps VISTA was completely mismanaged in South Dakota. Very unsettling.

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    South Dakota has been getting away with a lot of misuse of AmeriCorps volunteers.

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