Eligibility and Application

Eligibility Requirements

A typical corps is diverse in terms of ethnicity, age, educational background, interests, skills and abilities. College students are encouraged to apply but do not need to be a student to participate. All individuals who meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply for the VCU AmeriCorps program.

To enroll in the VCU AmeriCorps program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S.
  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED, or agree to obtain one while serving.
  • Have a passion for service.
  • Enjoy working with children.

Participation Requirements

In order to successfully complete the program, you must:

  • Complete a total of 1,700 hours of service (full-time), 900 hours of service (part-time),  675 hours of service (reduced part-time) or 450 hours of service (quarter time) over a 10- to 12-month service term at agreed upon weekly rates.
  • Attend all required meetings and training sessions throughout the year.
  • Participate in state-sponsored events and group service projects.
  • Complete end-year team and personal legacy project.

2016-17 program positions‌ (PDF)

Additional Program Information

  • The program year runs from September to August.
  • Applications are accepted until available positions are filled.
  • The last possible date for enrollment is Oct. 31st each year.


Team Leader Application (Word)

Member Application (Word)