As an AmeriCorps member, you will receive a wealth of benefits: knowing that you made a difference in the lives of others, real world experience and professional development, life-long friendships, and lasting memories. In addition, you will also receive the following benefits from your AmeriCorps service:
Monthly Living Stipend
You will receive a modest living allowance every month during your service term. You will not get rich from it, but most AmeriCorps members have found that it covers their basic expenses.
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
At the completion of your AmeriCorps service term, you will receive an education award of up to $5,550. This award can be applied toward college tuition and expenses, as well as existing qualified student loans.
Professional Development Opportunities
CalSERVES AmeriCorps members undergo an in depth training regime at the start of the year to prepare them for service. They also have numerous opportunities for further professional development throughout the year.
Student Loan Forbearance
AmeriCorps members qualify for loan forbearance on qualifying federal student loans. At the completion of your service term, you can request to have the accrued interest paid by AmeriCorps also.
All full-time AmeriCorps members are eligible for basic medical insurance paid for by CalSERVES.
As an AmeriCorps member with CalSERVES, you join an alumni network of over 2,300 former AmeriCorps Members.