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"Very Fulfilling but also a lot of paperwork and ineffective training"

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Former Employee - Team Member in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Team Member in Santa Monica, CA

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

Pros

You make a difference
You work with smart and caring people
You interact with diverse populations
It's an amazing organization

Cons

Paperwork
Training (they may have reformed this)

Advice to Management

Encourage teams to really get to know each other so that they can be unified in their approach

Other Employee Reviews for AmeriCorps

  1. "Americorps VISTA review"

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Sacramento, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Get to work in a low income community and give back
    - There is usually a lot of autonomy
    - Definite resume builder for college grads with little experience
    - See a new place, meet new people

    Cons

    Heres my advice, research a lot before going in. Make sure you know the people you are working with and that they know what a VISTAs role is before you accept. As a VISTA you have to understand that you are going to be put in a unsustainable situation and you are going to be paid basically nothing... thats the point of VISTA... its going to be frustrating and you may not get done everything you want to get done, but if you work hard usually you are rewarded. Also make sure you are OK with the fact that you are going to have to be a self starter. A lot of VISTA supervisors have many other responsibilities and VISTA is low on their totem pole, you aren't going to get a to do list everyday. Obviously every situation is different but I think this is good general advice.

    Advice to Management

    I think generally Americorps VISTA does a good job, maybe do a better job of making sure supervisors don't take advantage of their VISTAs.


  2. "Good experience"

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    Former Contractor - Volunteer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Contractor - Volunteer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

    I worked at AmeriCorps as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Do things that make a serious difference.
    Solid hours
    Learn things everyday from others with vastly different experiences than you.

    Cons

    Not the most glamorous work.

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