Become an AmeriCorps Member


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What is AmeriCorps?

1 MILLION STRONG AmeriCorps is an opportunity for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to give their time and talent to get things done. No matter what you're passionate about, where you're from, or why you choose to serve, AmeriCorps is your chance to be the greater good.


AmeriCorps Projects in North Dakota

Cooperstown Community Activities, Cooperstown

The Cooperstown Community Activities Authority (CCAA) offers youth alternative programs focusing on health and education. Six AmeriCorps members serve in one after school program, one childcare facility and one community gym. Additionally, the AmeriCorps members leverage 40 additional volunteers. The goals of the program include guiding children to academic improvement through healthy behavior and effective study habits, as well as strengthening early childhood developmental areas such as social, emotional, physical, and cognitive and language development.

For more information, contact Michelle Zaun at 701-789-0921 or at

North Dakota Reading & Math Program


North Dakota Reading Corps is an initiative to help every ND child become a successful reader by the end of third grade. Reading Corps combines the power of national service with the literacy science of how children learn to read. The program places AmeriCorps members as literacy tutors in North Dakota school districts plus four early childhood programs to implement research-based early literacy efforts for struggling readers. Tutors work one-on-one with students who are below proficiency in reading. Reading Corps tutors serve 15 or 20 hours per week August through May. Tutors receive training on the literacy interventions used and receive monthly coaching support. A new program starting this year is Math Corps. Math Corps is an evidence-based math tutoring program delivered by AmeriCorps Members that provides 90 minutes of weekly tutoring to 4th-8th grade students in pairs to improve foundational math skills required for algebra readiness.

For more information contact Kerri Whipple at or 701-997-2482.

Souris Basin Planning Council (SBPC)

20 AmeriCorps members serve in community organizations across North Dakota. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for strengthening communities by increasing capacity of North Dakota's public and nonprofit organizations.

For more information Contact Victoria Nicholson or 701-255-1982.

Jamestown Parks and Recreation

Eight AmeriCorps members deliver a nine week youth mentorship program in Jamestown, ND in the neighborhood parks of Meidinger, Nickeus, and Leapaldt as well as Two Rivers Activity Center. AmeriCorps members are responsible for 80% of the participants demonstrating improved knowledge of healthy behaviors. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage eight volunteers, who will be engaged in youth development programming. This program focuses on the CNCS focus area(s) of Education and Healthy Futures. 

Strengthen ND

40 AmeriCorps members  (15 MSY) support greater economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures in several rural North Dakota communities. AmeriCorps members are responsible for completing capacity building and community organizing work to further individual government entities, nonprofits, and rural communities' economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures goals.

For more information contact Beth Odahlen


United Way of Cass Clay

Fargo ND, 12 members, and 12 AmeriCorps members provide services and support to deliver English Language Learners (ELL), and Financial Literacy classes and serve as resource navigators for ethnic-based organizations in Fargo and West Fargo. The AmeriCorps members will help increase enrollment of ELL and Financial Literacy classes and assist ethnic-based organizations identify resources to build capacity to expand service.

For more information contact Ben Hanson or 701-532-4608.


Benefits During and After Service

Living Allowance

Receive a modest living allowance to cover basic expenses during your service term.

Money for College and Trade School

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is offered to individuals who complete a term of service and can be used to pay for a range of educational expenses, like repaying qualified student loans or future tuition payments. You can earn up to two full Education Awards with multiple service terms. Click here for more information.

Loan Deferment and Interest Forbearance

Individuals in approved AmeriCorps positions are eligible for forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans. In addition, interest payments that accrue during service may be eligible for repayment by AmeriCorps.

Professional Development

Jump-start your career and gain transferable skills employers value including leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. Once you complete your service, leverage the Employers of National Service network, which connects you with hundreds of employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors who are committed to hiring alumni.

Alumni Network

Join a network of like-minded leaders who are passionate about improving communities. AmeriCorps alumni receive access to special benefits and resources. For example, many colleges and universities match the Education Award and offer additional AmeriCorps scholarships.


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