Apply to AmeriCorps

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Applying is easy. Follow the steps we've laid out below. 

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Let's get in touch. Call us at (413) 748-3249 or email us at americorps@springfieldcollege.edu.

AmeriCorps student at Springfield College

Application Requirements

Applications are currently open. Complete and submit the following items to the Office of AmeriCorps, 263 Alden St., Flynn Campus Union, Suite 350, Springfield, MA, 01109-3797 or via email to americorps@springfieldcollege.edu.

Download the application

To be a member of AmeriCorps, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Clear a criminal background check in Massachusetts, a background check in your home state (if applicable), an FBI criminal background check, and a sex offender registry database check
  • Be available to serve from (mid- to late) August through (mid- to late) June
  • Have high moral and ethical standards

As part of your service, you will:

  • Attend the five-day AmeriCorps Orientation (see FAQs for dates)
  • Participate in AmeriCorps Opening Day
  • Complete two service projects, one being Humanics in Action Day and Prep Day
  • Attend monthly AmeriCorps meetings
  • Attend the Mid-year Training
  • Submit timesheets every two weeks

Applications are currently being accepted. However, slots are filling up! We must interview you and process paperwork before training begins in mid-August for student support specialists and late August for literacy tutors.

All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be considered until the corps is full.

Application Process

We hope to learn how you'll contribute to AmeriCorps, as well as your qualities, skills, and goals that make you an ideal candidate for the AmeriCorps program through your application, letters of recommendation, and resume.

Applications are placed in review as they become complete, provided space is still available. Once the applications have been reviewed, the program staff will initiate the interview process with the best candidates. Unfortunately, not all applicants will receive an interview. Once the interview process is complete, the program staff will select the best candidates for membership.

AmeriCorps positions are contingent on continued funding from the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Positions are open to the community, not just Springfield College students. We do have a strong partnership with Springfield College academic programs and try our best to place members in roles that fit their academic interests.

Springfield College does not discriminate in admissions or employment policies and practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a veteran.

Springfield College is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and full participation in college programs and activities for persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are provided for persons with documented disabilities on the basis of need. Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants during the interview process and for members at their service sites.

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