In exchange for service as an AmeriCorps member, individuals receive:

  • An annual living allowance while enrolled.
  • An education award upon program completion
  • Health care benefits for full-time members.
  • Child-care reimbursement for full-time members who meet eligibility requirements.

View more details about program benefit amounts and commitment levels. (PDF)

Members also benefit from:

  • Valuable training designed to enhance problem solving and life skills.
  • Leadership opportunities that enhance personal growth.
  • Real-world experience in the field of education and human services.
  • Opportunities to explore personal strengths and career interests through training and hands-on experience.
  • Networking with VCU faculty, school system personnel and representatives from local human service agencies and organizations.
  • The opportunity to change lives in a positive way.