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AmeriCorps is an opportunity to change your life and the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. More than anything, it's a chance to learn, grow, and make an impact where you are needed most.
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 80,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. The United Way of Porter County AmeriCorps Partnership offers about twenty different sites for year-round service opportunities.
AmeriCorps members gain new skills and experiences that last long beyond the end of their term. They also find tremendous satisfaction that comes with working to help others.
Members receive a modest living stipend during their terms. Fulltime members who are dedicated to serving 1,700 hours can also receive childcare and health insurance benefits.
In addition, members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school or to pay back qualified student loans. Members ages 55+ can donate their education award to their children, grandchildren and foster children. Loan forbearance is also available to AmeriCorps members during their service terms.
Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!
Serving in Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, and Porter counties.
Please review the application instructions below before applying. Begin your application by clicking the Apply Now button below. This will take you to the program application page.
This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under AmeriCorps Grant No. 15AFHIN0010010. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, the Corporation or the AmeriCorps program. Grievance procedures for sites and members may be viewed here.
This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.