AmeriCorps in Alabama
Want to Serve as an AmeriCorps State Member in Alabama?!
Go to my.americorps.gov and select 'Search Listings' to look for openings in Alabama or across the country. There are various filters available to narrow your search. Or you can call the national recruitment database at 1-800-94-CORPS (Voice)/1-800-833-3722 (TDD).
For additional questions, you can contact a program directly from the list below or contact the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services at (334) 242-1549 or email Jade Gantt, AmeriCorps Outreach, Engagement, and Training Coordinator for more information.
Please note, the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services does not manage the AmeriCorps VISTA program. The AmeriCorps VISTA program is managed by the AL CNCS Office in Birmingham, AL. Please contact their office at (205) 731-1580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on AmeriCorps Programs (AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC/FEMA Corps), please visit the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Interested in Hosting an Alabama AmeriCorps State Program?!
Non-profit, state, and local government agencies are eligible to host AmeriCorps programs. Contact the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services at (334) 242-1549 or email, and we'll be happy to get you information about how your agency can apply to host an AmeriCorps program. You can also look at funding information on our Funding Opportunities page.
Interested in working with AL AmeriCorps State?
Occasionally the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services/AL State Service Commission will hire for positions with our AmeriCorps State - National Service team or with our Disaster Preparedness and Response team. If you are interested in becoming a part of the team, be sure to check out our website for position announcements! The announcement will be posted here!
AmeriCorps grants support organizations that sponsor national service programs to tackle community needs in education, veterans and military families, economic opportunity, health, environmental stewardship, and disaster preparedness. Grants cover some of the operating cost of the program, in addition to a small stipend for the AmeriCorps member, which is matched by the recipient organization. Programs which operate in one state only are funded through and supported by their Governor appointed state service commission. Multi-state programs and Indian Tribe programs are funded directly by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The Governor's Office of Volunteer Services functions as the Alabama State Service Commission, making the office responsible for the administrative, fiscal and programmatic oversight, technical assistance, and program development as well as the provision of cross stream training opportunities to national service providers in Alabama. The office also facilitates the development and implementation of the State Service Plan.
Checkout the following CNCS video. This simple and condensed rundown about AmeriCorps will help explain what AmeriCorps is, what members do, the impact of service, and the benefits members receive when they serve. For AmeriCorps FAQs, please go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/join-americorps/americorps-faqs.
2019 - 2020
Alabama AmeriCorps State Programs
George C. Wallace Community College
1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, AL 36303
Program Director: Ryan Spry
Phone: (334) 556-2587
Awarded Federal Funding: $98,006
Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 5
Counties Served: Barbour, Bullock, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike and Russell
Members utilize an academic coaching platform to implement intervention strategies to improve student success on two different campuses.
AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team
Butler County Board of Education
211 School Highlands Road, Greenville, AL 36037
Program Director: Carol McArthur
Phone: (334) 382-5199, Ext. 1401
Awarded Federal Funding: $189,824
Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 20
Counties Served: Butler
Members provide instructional assistance to under challenged pre-school through 12th grade students.
AL Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps
78 Betsy Ross Lane, Sylacauga, AL 35150
Program Director: LaKesha Ross
Phone: (706) 537-5586
Awarded Federal Funding: $151,179
Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 25
Counties Served: Talladega, Houston, Lee, Jefferson, and Tuscaloosa
Members provide tutoring, job readiness, and health awareness services to help young people develop resiliency.
Building Lives, Bettering Communities AmeriCorps
309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Program Director: Angela Scott Abdur-Rasheed
Phone: (205) 322-9922
Awarded Federal Funding: $638,064
Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 42
Counties Served: Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Blount
Members serve in a multi-focused consortium with the YWCA and partnering agencies engaging in service related to homelessness, affordable housing, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures and domestic violence services.
Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps Team
450C Government St., Mobile, AL 36602
Program Director: Casi Callaway
Phone: (251) 433-4229
Awarded Federal Funding: $113,940
Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 11
Counties Served: Mobile, Baldwin, Jefferson, Shelby, Calhoun, Etowah, DeKalb, Coosa, St. Clair, Clay, Chilton, Talladega, Cleburne, Elmore, Autauga
Members lead presentations and train the community to be monitors, recruit volunteers to build stewardship, and conduct inspections and environmental watching activities.
Selma AmeriCorps Program
City of Selma
222 Broad St., Selma, AL 36701
Program Director: Teresa Carter
Phone: (334) 874-5324
Awarded Federal Funding: $331,722
Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 48
Counties Served: Dallas
Members provide tutoring services to students in Selma and Dallas County, Alabama.
Teach For America - Alabama
2301 1st Avenue North, Suite 105, Birmingham, AL 35203
Program Director: Damon Bailey
Phone: (205) 583-4637
Awarded Federal Funding: $77,000
Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 77
Counties Served: Jefferson, Madison, Dallas, Hale, Perry
Members teach for two years in low-income and disadvantaged schools.