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"Fulfilling and World view Changing"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A chance to understand an issue by working in it. Education award.

Cons

Cost of living wages made it hard to "live"

Other Employee Reviews for AmeriCorps

  1. Helpful (1)

    "a very unique experience"

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    certain programs, like NCCC provide you with a modest stipend, as well as room and board, and a food allowance. its a wonderful place to meet friends, potiential employers, give back to the community and simply live outside the box.
    Its a very safe program to work with.

    Cons

    The room and board can vary greatly depending on your project, and the food allowance MUST be shared among you and your team.
    The rules imposed all have a purpose, but can be stifling after a while. At times it felt like being at summer camp.

    Advice to Management

    It would be easier on the volunteers if a little more respect was given to them as adults.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's a great experience, but that doesn't always mean it's fun."

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    Current Contractor - AmeriCorps VISTA in Orlando, FL
    Current Contractor - AmeriCorps VISTA in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at AmeriCorps as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to do things without any previous experience
    Rising to the challenge
    Pushing your limits
    More than professional growth & development

    Cons

    AmeriCorps administration does not seem to know how to meet members where they are and help them to be successful.
    If you don't know anyone who has done the branch of AC service you are considering, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
    That living allowance ain't no joke. Gird your loins!

    Advice to Management

    Do more to bridge the gap from start to successful completion. This needs to be someone's actual job, not just a bullet point in various job descriptions. A satisfying member experience needs to be someone's priority - with accountability.

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