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"It's an experience worth your time."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Mentor/Tutor in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Mentor/Tutor in Minneapolis, MN
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I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The facilitators do a lot to make your experience worthwhile. There are so many trainings and small group exercises outside of the actual job, you have no idea! This in particular is something that is transferrable in a professional setting. Aside from that you develop actual friendships and build a network of people among peers and members of the community.

As for the the actual job, there are no surprises, you're trained for what your job is and there is tons of support from the facilitators and on-site staff.

Cons

There is a lot of paperwork, but it's necessary and good exposure to the reality of documentation and recording hours in the work place. The days are long, but rewarding in the end.

Advice to Management

Be mindful of the activities during the weekly meetings to make sure they are always relevant.

Other Employee Reviews for AmeriCorps

  1. "Know the reason you want this job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with peers, traveling, opens minds and horizons

    Cons

    Pay, rules and write ups for random things, team leaders with no experience as corps members


  2. "The rewarding part about Volunteering with AmeriCorps is by the families that you help with the services provided."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Coordinator in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Site Coordinator in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It helps you remain humble and grateful to God for all that he do for you. The health benefit is good with the low cost.

    Cons

    Downside of AmeriCorps is the oath of not earning additional money and the living allowance is below minimum wages. You family struggle under these conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Have humility with the VISTA because they truly give oftheir hearts with the work they perform.

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