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Host Organizations

What is a service year?

A service year is an opportunity to develop real-world skills through hands-on service.

What can service year corps members do?

Depending on an organization’s needs, a service year corps member could: map community assets, build key community partnerships, tutor kids, teach financial literacy courses, manage volunteers, build trails, and much more! Learn more about the types of service year corps members below.

Benefits of hosting a service year corps member

  • Hosting a Service Year Corps member is a cost-effective way to add capacity to your organization and help meet community needs. Service Year Corps members typically spend 10-12 months serving and provide much needed skills and people power to help advance projects in non-profits and government organizations across the state. 
  • As a Service Year host, you will also be supporting the leadership development and developing the professional skills of your corps member. You will be helping to shape future leaders in our state!

What kinds of service year members could I bring to my organization?

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members serve full time for 12 months at a public, private, or faith-based nonprofit organization or a local or state agency, supporting projects that alleviate and eradicate poverty. VISTAs are capacity builders, meaning they engage in in-direct service, supporting all the behind the scenes work it takes to reduce poverty across the state.


AmeriCorps members Get Things Done for America. They build safer, stronger, healthier, and united communities across the state. AmeriCorps members typically serve for 10-12 months in non-profits, faith and secular community-based organizations, public agencies, or with Indian tribes. They engage in direct service, meaning they can teach, work with clients, build houses, etc.

Other AmeriCorps Programs
  • NCCC
  • YouthBuild
  • Public Allies
  • Teach for America
  • College Advising Corps
  • Playworks

I’m interested in hosting a corps member, how do I learn more information?


Caroline Farmer, Executive Director
NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service

  • Office Phone: 919-814-2000