Join AmeriCorps


We serve. We lead. We get things done.


Learn about AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is the national service initiative that provides community service opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds. AmeriCorps is a 10-12 month volunteer service term.  

Through their service, AmeriCorps members address critical needs in local communities such as building affordable housing, tutoring and mentoring youth, fighting illiteracy, improving health services, teaching computer skills, cleaning parks and streams, and helping communities respond to disasters. Habitat for Humanity works with AmeriCorps members to build homes and relationships with our families and volunteers.

Each year, San Diego Habitat welcomes a new group of AmeriCorps members who serve as team leaders, trainers, supervisors and community ambassadors. The AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our team, both on the construction site and in the office. Through their efforts and service, AmeriCorps members increase capacity for Habitat for Humanity and allow us to serve more local, working families.  

AmeriCorps Members Will:

  • Work together with working families and volunteers to build affordable homes for ownership
  • Strengthen communities by educating and uniting volunteers in the fight against poverty housing
  • Develop procedures and build capacity for new programs such as the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative and the ReStore
  • Develop a sense of citizenship by serving and reflecting on their experience as team leaders and community organizers

Duration of Commitment

AmeriCorps positions are full-time (35-40 hours a week) for 10-12 months. AmeriCorps is not a job; it is a paid service experience. All positions pay a living allowance bi-weekly.

Benefits of Service

  • Skills for the future
  • Minimal living allowance (living allowance determined by county position is based in) 
  • An education award of $5,775 or a cash stipend of $1,500 upon successful completion of service
  • Personal and sick leave Health care benefit Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible – Go to website to see if your loan would qualify) 
  • Child care assistance (if eligible)  

How do I apply?

Click here to learn more and to create your AmeriCorps application. For more information, contact Chris Orkwis at


“Public service work for organizations like AmeriCorps, Teach for America, or the Peace Corps
can be a gateway to a variety of careers, including those outside public service.”
Read more from the New York Times