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"Be aware of the organizations you get placed in (VISTAs)"

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Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Fredericksburg, VA
Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Fredericksburg, VA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Free prescriptions from NCCS,
The state VISTA supervisor for my location was very helpful when I had an issues with my assignment and assigned organization
Payment schedule was always on time
Gained some very useful skills for future use

Cons

low pay
lack of direct supervision from upper levels to funded organizations
hard to fit in with non VISTA employees because of rules and stipulations of being a VISTA member
not being able to have a second job made it hard to live with the low pay (I couldn't afford to move to my location site so I commuted 113 miles round trip per day)

Advice to Management

please research the organizations requesting funding a little more
visit agencies that NCCS money is going to
provide more direct supervision to site supervisors

Other Employee Reviews for AmeriCorps

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Over-regulated labor market results in crippling youth unemployment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you studied hard, graduated from college, and have a pretty good resume, you can work here for significantly less than the minimum wage for a year, if you're lucky, before being cast back into the "job" market.

    Cons

    No actual responsibility or institutional support, with rare exceptions. They tax your end-of-serivce stipend.

    Advice to Management

    Put your bodies upon the gears...


  2. "AmeriCorps Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The experiences that you will have working with different populations are very eye-opening and are great educational experiences.

    Cons

    Very low pay, a lot of political nonsense, and lack of good benefits.

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