We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 service year!
AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to serve in their communities for 10 months to 1 year and earn educational awards to pursue higher education or pay off student loans. AmeriCorps members help meet the nation’s critical needs in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. DC Habitat works with AmeriCorps members to build homes and relationships with our partner families and volunteers. For general information about Habitat for Humanity’s AmeriCorps Program, please click here.
Each year, DC Habitat welcomes a new group of AmeriCorps members who serve as team leaders, trainers, supervisors and community ambassadors. AmeriCorps members are a key part of our team, both on the construction site and in the office. Through their efforts and service, AmeriCorps members increase our capacity and allow us to serve more local, working families and communities. Learn about our current members here.
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- Living allowance up to $12,530 paid over the full 46.5 weeks of service
- Education award of $5,775 that can be used for education costs at qualified schools or to pay back qualified student loans
- Student loan forbearance or deferment while in service
- Health insurance and workers compensation insurance
- Child care assistance (if eligible)
- Personal and sick leave
- Housing Benefits
National Direct Members commit to serving for 11 months, starting in either August 2016. Serving approximately 40 hours per week is necessary for each member to achieve the minimum requirement of 1,700 service hours. Members are accepted on a yearly basis and may serve a maximum of two years in any AmeriCorps program (with some exceptions).