AmeriCorps Employee Reviews about "living stipend"

Updated 22 Dec 2020

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  • "Bi-weekly living stipend- difficult to live off(in 72 reviews)

  • "Long hours, some members are not fully committed mentally or physically which makes it difficult(in 54 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - College Mentor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AmeriCorps part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Schedule around school and gets school connections

    Cons

    Living stipend only so only for college students

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  2. "Great culture for young, eager workers"

    4.0
    KEY NOT FOUND: reviews.seasonal-former - Student in Newton, MA

    I worked at AmeriCorps

    Pros

    Give a lot of professional development and work training

    Cons

    You get paid a small living stipend not a salary


  3. "Enjoyed m experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great way to build experience straight out of college, especially in the nonprofit sector.

    Cons

    very very low pay, its actually not even considered a salary, its a "living stipend"

  4. "Good experience, bad pay"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Americorps VISTA Member in Frederick, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    Living stipend is too low for working 40 hrs/week, so this incredible opportunity is not accessible for many people

  5. "Great for College Students"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Service Member in Knox, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AmeriCorps for more than a year

    Pros

    Joined AmeriCorps as a Summer Term Service Member through college. It was a very rewarding experience, looks great on a resume, and lasting memories.

    Cons

    Service Members are given a small living stipend, but the Education Award was more generous.

  6. "AmeriCorps Member"

    4.0
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member Racine Zoo in Racine, WI

    I have been working at AmeriCorps part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hands-on experience teaching conservation education to all age groups and working in animal care.

    Cons

    Bi-weekly living stipend- difficult to live off

  7. "Great way to gain experience / Poor pay"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Manchester, NH
    Recommends

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training and meeting amazing people. You gain real world experience VERY quick. You will be thrown into the work and you will learn.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. It is a service year and you get a living stipend. I could make this work because I lived at home and had money saved up from my last job. I DO NOT RECOMMEND trying to live in an apt. with this income unless you have other funds/support.

  8. "Great Community Service"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Build Rapport within the company and the school district. Decent benefits and love working with the children and staff.

    Cons

    Need better living stipend Taxed need to be taken out so there won't be any issues around tax season Need better medical insurance especially vision and dental

  9. "Wonderful Experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Health Navigator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time

    Pros

    Serving in AmeriCorps was such a wonderful opportunity after finishing my undergraduate education. I got to give back to the community, while also gaining knowledge and experience that has been beneficial to graduate school and my career.

    Cons

    The living stipend is low.

  10. "Decent experience, pay sucks"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Contract Administration 

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to do important work

    Cons

    Living stipend is nowhere near enough to live comfortably

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