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AmeriCorps Benefits

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  • Jul 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current VISTA Leader in Rock Hill, South Carolina

    The flexible schedule has been the best benifit

  • Jun 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Mentor in Atlanta, Georgia

    Many of the AmeriCorps programs offer living stipends followed by an educational award on completing of the program.

  • Jun 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Rochester, New York State

    AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare through the IMG allowance plan recently added some vision and dental coverage which has been extremely helpful. It will reimburse you up unto $1,000 for dental and $200 for vision. Reimbursements take forever to process though which can be tough when you are living in a VISTA stipend.

  • May 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current AmeriCorps VISTA in Boston, Massachusetts

    The best thing is the education stipend and government benefits you receive. It isn't a lot of money but you receive assistance in other ways.

  • May 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Community Engagement Coordinator in Newton, New Jersey

    You get 10 vacation days and 10 sick days as well as any federal holidays that your agency is closed on. The education award for AmeriCorps volunteers that complete at least 1700 hours is around $5,700 way more than the cash stipend of I think $1200. You can pick to receive one or the other at the end of your service. Keep in mind that BOTH are taxable. I'm located in NJ and since NJ expanded medicaid with the ACA I was able to get insured though my state's medicaid program and enroll in the medical reimbursement program through VISTA. I've never had to use the reimbursement card, but I've heard from other VISTAs that is can be difficult to get your pharmacy/doctor to accept it mainly because they just don't know what it is.

  • May 12, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current AmeriCorps VISTA in Brooklyn, New York State

    Segal Education Award of over $5,000 per year (only available for first 2 years of service, other benefits still available after second year)

  • Apr 21, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Good for people who want to continue to get education or pay off student loans. You need a second job if you don't want to live pay check to pay check

  • Apr 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Trenton, New Jersey

    It offered substandard insurance and no opportunity for a flexible spending account. I was disappointed in its lack of dental and vision coverage as well.

  • Apr 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current AmeriCorps VISTA in New York, New York State

    You Get to give back to underprivileged communities

  • Apr 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Hope for the Homeless Volunteer Team Member in Los Angeles, California

    Good health insurance with a low deductible.

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  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

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