NH AmeriCorps State Programs
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Serving in New Hampshire’s AmeriCorps State Programs
All AmeriCorps State members receive:
- A full or partial Segal Education Award dependent of length of service
- Experience to boost professional skills
All AmeriCorps State members must:
- Be 17 years or older
- Pass a national service criminal history check (many programs will consider criminal offenses on a case-by-case basis)
- Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens
- Complete between 300 – 1,700 hours of service (varies by program)
- Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program already (there is a 4 term max)
AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP)
Members of the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program are placed throughout New Hampshire at crisis centers, police departments, prosecutor offices, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office, child advocacy centers, and on college and university campuses to offer support and information to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
- Requirements: 18+ years of age; valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance (some sites do not require); skill requirements specified on the AVAP website
- Time Commitment: 12 months – most members begin service in September
Learn more about AVAP
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City Year New Hampshire
At City Year, we believe education has the power to help every child reach his or her potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to get to school ready to learn.
City Year New Hampshire AmeriCorps members serve as near-peer mentors in Manchester elementary schools. In addition to their in-school service, members coordinate service projects and workshops for corporate and school partners. Through these efforts, City Year’s work impacts children and communities in Manchester and across the Granite State.
- Requirements: between the ages of 18 and 25; a college degree, some college, high school diploma, or GED; able to commit to completing 1700 hours of full-time service over 11 months
- Time Commitment: 11 months – most members begin service in August, half-time members may begin in January
Granite State Education Corps
Granite State Education Corps places AmeriCorps members in New Hampshire schools and nonprofits to provide mentoring and organize activities to increase social and emotional development for youth that have been impacted by adverse childhood experiences in the state of New Hampshire. Members focus on improving their social and emotional skills.
- Requirements: Contact Program Coordinator for details
- Time Commitment: full-time (1,700 hours) members serve 12 months; minimum time (300 hours) members serve only during the summer
Learn more about Granite State Education Corps
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Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC)
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The program is based out of the Squam Lakes Association with host sites at the Green Mountain Conservation Group, Squam Lakes Conservation Society, Lakes Region Conservation Trust, New Hampshire Lakes, Lakes Region Conservation Trust, Newfound Lake Region Association, and the Lake Winnipesaukee Association.
The program provides hands-on conservation experience and certifications over a broad range of areas which ensure that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species, maintain trail networks, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, and lead volunteer crews.
- Requirements: 18+ years of age; covered by health insurance; physical requirements specified on the LRCC website
- Time Commitment: half-year (22.5 weeks: May – October or October – April) or full-year (42.5 weeks: October – August)
Student Conservation Association, New Hampshire Corps
The mission of SCA New Hampshire AmeriCorps is to serve the communities and lands of New Hampshire while building the members’ leadership and technical skills in the conservation ﬁeld.
Each January the New Hampshire AmeriCorps program welcomes 30 members to Bear Brook State Park who serve in one of two 10-month corps positions: Conservation Steward or Interpretive Ranger. In either case, members provide environmental education programming to the state’s residents and visitors, and complet conservation service projects that improve and protect the state’s cultural, recreational, and natural resources.
- Requirements: physical requirements specified on the SCA website; Conservation Stewards must have a high school diploma or GED; 18+ years of age; Interpretive Rangers must have 21+ years of age; personal vehicle and have had a valid driver’s license for at least three years; college degree or signiﬁcant progress towards degree in Education, Interpretation, or science-related ﬁeld (experience may be acceptable in lieu of a degree)
- Time Commitment: 10 months
Learn more about the SCA
Learn more about Manchester Excels
Manchester Excels is a partnership between Goodwill AmeriCorps and Southern New Hampshire University: a 36-credit, 16-month clinical Master’s in Education program with a focus in secondary education STEM teaching and AmeriCorps service hours through a student teaching placement in greater Manchester schools. Members take coursework and engage with students in grades 5-12 from the start of the program, spending a full school year serving alongside practicing educators in local schools. Members must be accepted to SNHU’s Master’s of Education Program and are required to pay tuition fees.
- Requirements: 18+ years of age
- Time Commitment: 12 months
Serve, Learn, Earn NH
SERVE: See what AmeriCorps service opportunities there are across New Hampshire. Did you know most AmeriCorps positions offer a living allowance, money for college and trade school ? Jump-start your career and gain transferable skills employers value including leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving.
LEARN: Are you an AmeriCorps member or alum? See which NH colleges and universities will provide a Segal Education Award match, discounted tuition, or other benefits.
EARN: There are many businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies that give special precedence or other considerations to alums of AmeriCorps programs – and more are added every year! See where you might want to go next after your service experience.