NH AmeriCorps State Programs

National Service programs are essential to meeting critical needs in New Hampshire. Volunteer NH administers grant funding to the AmeriCorps State programs and serves as a steward to other National Service resources, including AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and Senior Corps.

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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)

The AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) is a multi-agency collaboration designed to address critical service needs in our communities and justice systems by ensuring services and education are available to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking throughout New Hampshire, and promoting community service and a lifetime commitment to volunteerism.

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

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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 Service Corps

Granite State Service Corps places AmeriCorps members in New Hampshire schools and nonprofits to serve at-risk students and kids who have been impacted by the foster care system. Members work in and out of school in order to support students that have been impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). Members efforts are focused on building resiliency and increasing childhood protective factors.

GSSC members mentor youth, provide parenting classes, and support foster youth aging out of foster care in schools, after school programs and family resource centers throughout New Hampshire.

  • 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 Service Corps

Learn more about the SCA

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

Success Corps

The CCNH Success Corps is designed to address the need for ongoing support and resources for underrepresented students as they access higher education. This program is addressing the lack of knowledge and expertise about academic preparation for college, applying to college, and accessing financial aid for underrepresented students.

AmeriCorps members assist with homework management, test preparation, developing study skills and time management as well, encouraging academic preparedness by working with students to assist with course selection and promote an academically rigorous course of study to improve college application success. They will also create meaningful interactions with students about college. They will stimulate student awareness of the opportunities college offers, share strategies for college preparedness, and encourage students to pursue a college education.

  • 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 Success Corps

Learn more about the LRCC

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)

Community Resource Corps (CRC)

The CRC is a group of dedicated, compassionate members looking to improve the well-being of their New Hampshire neighbors. Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the sponsoring organization, is nonprofit academic health system that serves a population of 1.9 million in New England.

The Community Resource Corps (CRC), sponsored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock, is an AmeriCorps program designed to improve the health outcomes for individuals affected by substance use and behavioral health disorders. CRC members serve on health Care Teams to support the work of primary care clinics, behavioral health centers, and other social service organizations to support increased patient access to community resources they need.

  • Requirements: 18+ years of age; high school diploma or equivalent; access to reliable transportation
  • Time Commitment: 12 months, full-time (1,700 hours) and half-time (900 hours) positions available

Learn more about the CRC

Learn More About Recovery Corps

Recovery Corps

Members of the Harbor Homes Recovery Corps Program train as recovery coaches in order to provide peer to peer support for clients that are actively recovering from drug and substance misuse. During their term of service, members are provided the opportunity to obtain their NH Certified Recovery Support Worker certification – Harbor Homes provides the necessary training and funding.

  • Requirements: 18+ years of age
  • Time Commitment: 12 months

Partners in National Service

Volunteer NH works with all National Service programs in the state to coordinate service efforts. Many of these programs choose to post their open positions on Get Connected, our online tool for matching volunteers with needs (and vice versa) in the Granite State.