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AmeriCorps VIP Program

Nationally, AmeriCorps is known as the domestic Peace Corps and provides a huge array of services to those in need. The AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) is designed to address the significant challenges faced by California communities due to the recent economic downturn. Through the program, teams of AmeriCorps members will be placed in communities to develop volunteer programs, harnessing the desire to serve to directly impact communities in need. Specifically, these non-profits will focus on providing services to children and their families.

Interested in becoming a partner agency?

Non-profit or public service agencies located in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties are welcome to apply to host an AmeriCorps member. Agencies will be selected based on current need and compatibility of the position they are hoping to create. All host agencies are required to pay a cash match of $11,000 for full-time positions. All other costs are covered by the AmeriCorps program . Please see recruitment to find out more information about applying to host an AmeriCorps Member at your agency.

Interested in becoming a member?

All positions are full time (1700 hours per term of service). Service terms run 11 months, from the fall until the end of July. The positions focus on both building the capacity of the agency by building and strengthening their volunteer programs and fundraising on behalf of the agency. AmeriCorps is not a job; it is a paid service experience. All positions pay a living allowance throughout the term of service and an educational award upon completion. Members also receive health insurance, have access to subsidized child care, and are eligible for student loan deferments. Please see recruitment to find out more information about how to apply.

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Link to the Admissions Website for information on selection criteria, application deadlines, creating your VIP page and more!