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"Good experience as a post-college first job"

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Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Spartanburg, SC
Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Spartanburg, SC
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great opportunity out of college for those interested in nonprofit organizations, and/or moving to a different area. Job satisfaction is completely dependent on the organization, so make sure you do your homework before applying and accepting a position. Great way to serve a community, get $$ toward student loans, and meet others with similar interests.

Cons

Overall structure is complicated, and the staff, grant requirements and organization are constantly changing. Makes for a lot of red tape. Good pay cannot be your goal when looking to serve with Americorps. Yearly salary is equal to the poverty line in your community- ranging from 10K-15K usually. Good way to learn to live on a budget!

Advice to Management

I'd like to have seen State/Regional Directors at least once or twice during my service.

Other Employee Reviews for AmeriCorps

  1. "A must do in a lifetime, there is nothing better than lending a helping hand."

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    Former Contractor - Volunteer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Volunteer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong relationships, networking, and a lifetime of honor.

    Cons

    None whatsoever, volunteering comes from the heart.

    Advice to Management

    Continue loving what you do.


  2. "It's fun, rewarding, and challenging."

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    Former Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Perry Point, MD
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Perry Point, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people, traveling to new places, experiencing work variety.

    Cons

    You need a good leader.

    Advice to Management

    Support team leaders.

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