Service Learning Institute


About Americorps

Nationally, AmeriCorps is known as the domestic Peace Corps with over 80,000 Americorp members serving in every state. The AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) of the Service Learning Institute is part of a statewide AmeriCorps VIP program designed to build a volunteer support infrastructure in non-profit and governmental agencies serving local, marginalized, and underserved communities. The Napa County Office of Education is the lead agency for our AmeriCorps VIP program.

AmeriCorps is not a job, it is a year-long service experience. The SLI's AmeriCorps VIP receive a monthly living allowance, health benefits, and an end-of-term education award. The program lasts for 11 months and requires completion of 1700 hours of service.

A group photo of AmeriCorp students at MLK march holding signs.

The following are our 2020-2021 Americorps VIPs Placement Sites

  • Service Learning Institute-Student Leader Program
  • Veteran’s Transition Center
  • United Way of Monterey County
  • Loaves Fishes Computers
  • Return of the Natives
  • International School of Monterey
  • Greenfield City Science Center
  • Dorothy’s Place
  • Foodbank for Monterey County

For more information:

Agencies considering hosting an AmeriCorps VIP should contact Laura Lee Lienk, SLI AmeriCorps Coordinator New agency partners are brought aboard annually in March/April.

Individuals interested in becoming an AmeriCorps VIP should contact Laura Lee Lienk, SLI AmeriCorps Coordinator Recruitment for the next year’s cohort generally runs from March through May. Overall the program runs from mid-August through the end of June. 

Americorps VIPs across the State: