AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community organizations across the country. AmeriCorps members gain valuable service experience and have access to professional development and skill-building opportunities while also earning scholarship dollars to be used toward education or student loan repayment. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.



ServeOhio Administers AmeriCorps in Ohio

ServeOhio creates opportunities for individuals to participate in an immersive service experience by partnering with local nonprofits, public agencies, and community organizations to develop high-impact AmeriCorps programs that address the local community's most critical needs in education, economic opportunity, health, and environmental stewardship. Through this unique state-local partnership, ServeOhio is able to address local needs while also providing a valuable service experience for the AmeriCorps member – building skills, increasing employment opportunities, and reducing higher-education debt for thousands of Ohioans.  In the current program year, ServeOhio supports 900 AmeriCorps members who will give 1.2 million hours of service at 500+ service sites across the state and will earn $4.3 million in education awards. 

Funding for the AmeriCorps program comes from the federal AmeriCorps Agency. 


AmeriCorps Funding

ServeOhio provides grants to organizations that demonstrate they will engage AmeriCorps members to provide a service intervention that addresses a critical need in Ohio. We offer two funding competitions each year - a formula funding competition in the spring and a competitive funding compeition in the fall. 



Ohio AmeriCorps Programs

ServeOhio invests in AmeriCorps programming by working with nonprofits, public agencies and community organizations to build high-impact service initiatives that address the local community’s most critical needs in education, economic opportunity, healthy futures and environmental stewardship. 



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Join AmeriCorps

Being part of AmeriCorps gives individuals the opportunity to improve local communities while forming lasting connections with fellow members and the communities they serve. Through AmeriCorps, you will:

  • Jump start your career
  • Explore future career interests
  • Receive a monthly living stipend and student loan forbearance
  • Be eligible for education awards for college or student loans
  • Have access to training and professional development opportunities
  • Forge lifelong friendships
  • Work with people of different cultural backgrounds
  • Know you made your community a better place