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AmeriCorps NCCC Traditional Corps

AmeriCorps NCCC

This is a Contract position in Kennewick, WA posted December 30, 2020.

Travel the country and make an impact on communities in need! AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a residential service program for 18-26-year-olds who want to serve on a tight-knit team while making a difference across the United States. AmeriCorps members in the NCCC Traditional Corps program deploy to one of our training locations, then travel with a team of 8-12 other young adults throughout their assigned region for 10 months of full-time, immersive service. Apply by March 31 to begin service in July.Training LocationsDenver, Colorado; Vicksburg, Mississippi; or Vinton, Iowa(Locations will be assigned upon acceptance into the program. Applicants cannot choose their location.)Requirements to serveMust be between 18-26 years oldMust be a U.S. Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S.Must pass an initial drug screening test upon arrival to the programMust be available to leave your hometown and serve full-time for 10 monthsBenefitsDuring service, you will receive:Basic expenses, including communal housing, meals, and a limited health benefit.All program-related travel, including to your training location, projects, and back home after your service term.A modest living allowance for your personal expenses.Valuable training in leadership, technical skills, teamwork, and more.Forbearance for federally backed student loans.After service, you will receive:The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,345 to use on future tuition costs or existing student loans.A competitive edge in your job search.Position DescriptionYou will perform direct, hands-on service in the areas of natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. You could be doing anything from building a house to running a youth summer program to repairing hiking trails in a national forest, so openness to new experiences is key. You’ll also undergo intensive training at the beginning of your service to prepare you for the adventure ahead and take on leadership roles and specialized assignments along the way. Learn and grow with a team of your peers and build lasting connections.