Getting things done in Northwest Indiana 

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. And, a chance to gain new skills and experiences that last a lifetime. 

Each year, United Way of Porter County AmeriCorps program offers a variety of experience and activities in Northwest Indiana. Members receive a modest living stipend during their terms. Full-time members who serve 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 our community safer, gives a child a second chance, or support area nonprofits, you’ll help get things done through AmeriCorps! 

As an AmeriCorps member, you can:
  • Tutor and mentor disadvantaged youth
  • Manage or operate after-school programs
  • Help communities respond to disasters
  • Build organizational capacity
  • Improve financial literacy

Serving in Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, and Porter counties. 

Who can apply?
  • 18 years of age at commencement of service.
  • US Citizen, US national or lawful permanent resident alien of the US.
  • Have a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate (or agrees to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalency).
Apply today! Click the button below to get started.
Interested in Being a Host Site? 

Please look through the agency page and contact Maddie Grimm for more details.

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.