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What is AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps brings people together to serve communities. AmeriCorps members serve directly with organizations and nonprofits to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. 

Serve Alaska, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), brings AmeriCorps programs to Alaska. The Serve Alaska sub-grantees operate in almost every region of the state, bringing much needed support and training to rural and urban Alaska. 

We invite individuals of all ages and backgrounds to serve with AmeriCorps. 

AmeriCorps supports diversity and inclusion and encourages all eligible individuals to serve. Whether or not you’ve recently graduated, have had a job or two, or have retired from a long career — you can serve with AmeriCorps.

  • Find the Opportunity That’s Right For You - We offer opportunities with different time commitments and requirements, meaning that you can serve in whatever capacity works for your passion, goals, and lifestyle.
  • Receive Benefits For Your Service - Through our programs, we provide benefits for members, including education awards, housing stipends, living allowances, and supplemental health insurance. Benefits vary by program.
  • Develop a Network That Lasts a Lifetime - When you serve with AmeriCorps, you join a network of more than 1 million strong. AmeriCorps alumni continue to give back to their communities after their service. The connections you make and the network you build while serving with AmeriCorps is unlike any other.
  • What benefits are provided during and after AmeriCorps? - Living allowance, and education award to pay for college or trade school expenses, or to repay qualified student loans, loan deferment and interest forbearance on qualified student loans, while in service, professional development, alumni network, and more. Some of our programs provide health care benefits or a stipend to purchase healthcare. You may also be eligible to receive a childcare benefit if you have children under the age of 13 40.6% of residents volunteer, ranking Alaska 5th among states
  • Do I need a degree to serve in AmeriCorps?  - You do not need a college degree to serve. If you don’t have a high school diploma, you may still be eligible to serve.

Current Programs

Program Service Description Contact Information
Alaska Public Defenders Agency's SAME Justice Program Members provide direct assistance to low-income, justice-involved Alaskans to address non-legal barriers to success and access to services in their communities.
Amanda Hillberry
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
(907) 322-6638
Email: amanda.hillberry@alaska.gov
Residential Youth Care INC. Ketchikan Afterschool Program Members serve to reduce youth substance misuse and increase access to care. They provide structured out-of-school time activities, skill-based workshops, and social emotional learning among other services. Andrew Eisenberg
AmeriCorps Program Supervisor
(907) 202-5404
Email: andrewe@rycalaska.com
Student Conservation Association Members provide conservation stewardship to publicly accessible lands in Alaska. Christopher Eversman
Partnership Director, Alaska and Pacific Islands
(907) 771-8491
Email: ceversman@thesca.org
Alaska Children's Trust, Alaska Afterschool Network Members support students in after-school programing. Providing structured activities to meet their social emotional needs. Lily Tegner
AmeriCorps Program Specialist
(907)248-7379
Email: ltegner@alaskachildrenstrust.org
RurAL CAP, Resilient Alaska Youth Members engage Alaska Native youth using experiential-based learning and cultural activities in 15 rural communities across Alaska. Maddy Stokes
RAY Program Coordinator
(907) 764-4983
Email: mstokes@ruralcap.org
Sitka AmeriCorps Members serve to increase children’s resilience to both the effects of COVID-19 and to reduce it's impact on high Adverse Childhood Experience scores in Sitka. Sarah Joan Lawrie, MFA
Sitka AmeriCorps Program
Program Director
(907) 966-6340
Email: lawries@sitkaschools.org
United Way of Southeast Alaska Members provide targeted support to PreK to 12th grade students, youth residing in domestic violence shelters, or adults accessing services at an Adult Education Center. Lisa Bogert
AmeriCorps Program Director
(907) 463-1293
Email: americorps@unitedwayseak.org

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    Revised 11/02/2022