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.
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
- AmeriCorps is an 11-12 month service commitment that will begin in mid-August for the next service year.
- Full-time members (1700 hours) are eligible for health insurance and subsidized child-care for the length of their service term.
- AmeriCorps offers an opportunity to gain new skills and experience the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others.
- All positions are full-time (1700 hours/year).
- The positions focus on building the capacity of agencies by building and strengthening volunteer programs in community agencies.
- Upon successful completion of AmeriCorps service, members become eligible for an education award that can be used to pay for college and some work training programs or repay outstanding student loans.
- The education award for full-time members can be as much as $10,000.
The Service-Learning Institute of CSUMB hosts an AmeriCorps VIP (Volunteer Infrastructure Program) that places 10-15 AmeriCorps members with local Monterey County agencies or with CSUMB’s Service Learning or Watershed Institutes.
Recruitment for these positions begins in early March with a selection of members by late May. Service will begin in mid-August and will run through the end of June.
Candidates for the CSUMB AmeriCorps Positions should submit to Laura Lee Lienk firstname.lastname@example.org the following:
- Resume and cover letter explaining why you wish to apply to AmeriCorps
- AmeriCorps application
For more information:
Agencies considering hosting an AmeriCorps VIP should contact Laura Lee Lienk, SLI AmeriCorps Coordinator email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.