AmeriCorps - I was a Lumberjack in the Grand Canyon one year, and a mentor for youth at risk in GA the next. | Glassdoor
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"I was a Lumberjack in the Grand Canyon one year, and a mentor for youth at risk in GA the next."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

National Volunteerism. Meet people, do good.

Cons

Do not come here looking to make money. It's a domestic PeaceCorps, not a fortune500.

Other Employee Reviews for AmeriCorps

  1. "Great Overall Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get a lot of training that will prepare you for another non-profit or government job.

    You also get to have a positive impact in the community you are placed.

    Cons

    AmeriCorps is not easy. You live under the poverty line and really learn to empathize with everyone else who is in the same situation as you, but not by choice.


  2. "Be careful who you do the service through"

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

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

    Pros

    You feel good about what you're doing (if you're not doing it for the money).
    You get a nice education award at the end (except it's taxed as are your stipend checks so make sure to understand how to spend it if you want to avoid owing at the end of the year.)

    Cons

    I was a member of AmeriCorps state through a very disorganized non-profit. The service itself was good but dealing with the organization that I signed up through was pretty bad. Make sure to check out who you're going to be doing the service through before you sign up because it could make or break your year. Looks like the bigger names (City Year, etc.) have a better management system.

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