Who can become an AmeriCorps member?
NHC Florida AmeriCorps members must be 18 years of age or older and U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Some members have completed college and are heading to medical or graduate school; some have been out of school for many years. All AmeriCorps members must have a high school diploma or G.E.D., or commit to earning their G.E.D. during their term of service. We value individuals who have already demonstrated a commitment to service through previous volunteer work and who have an interest in a career in the health profession or human services.
How do I become a NHC Florida member?
Step One: AmeriCorps Application
The NHC Florida is an AmeriCorps program and participants in the application service provided through the AmeriCorps website. To submit an application, visit MyAmeriCorps. This initial process includes using the MyAmeriCorps web portal to fill out an application, designate references, and select programs.
Step Two: Screening
Applications will be screened by NHC Florida Program Staff for AmeriCorps and NHC eligibility and programmatic expectations.
Step Three: Program Questionnaire
Applicants who have passed the initial screening process by the NHC Florida staff will be invited to submit a Program Questionnaire.
Step Four: Review
NHC Florida Program Staff will complete a holistic review of your application, Program Questionnaire, and references to determine whether to invite applicants for an interview with the program.
Step Five: Interview with NHC Florida Program Staff
Select applicants will be invited to interview with the program.
Step Six: Interview with Host Sites
Select applicants will be invited to choose 3 service positions in which they are most interested for their service term. NHC Florida Program Staff will forward the applicant’s application to the selected host sites, which will decide whether they wish to schedule an interview with the applicant. Interviews with host sites will be coordinated and conducted by the host site mentors.
Step Seven: Host Site Match Offer
NHC Florida Program Staff will notify applicants who have been made an offer(s) by a host site(s). After an applicant accepts an offer, a match is made. Matches are made on a rolling basis.
Step Eight: Acceptance and Enrollment
Once a match is made, the member will receive information from Program Staff on the next steps and enrollment.
If you are interested in serving as a NHC Florida AmeriCorps member, the first step is completing an application. Click here to begin the application process.
Create an account by selecting the “Register to create a new Member/Alum account” at the bottom of the page and then follow the instructions for creating an account. If you already have a MyAmeriCorps account, you do not need to create a new account.
Once you have created an account, return to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do and log-in.
Follow the menu on the left side and complete an application, including two references.
Select the “Search Listings” link and enter the following information:
- Program Type: AmeriCorps State/National
- State: FL
- Program: North Florida Health Corps
Select the North Florida Health Corps listing
Click on Apply Now
Your application will be sent to the National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps Program. You should receive an email confirmation from NHC Florida Program Staff within 3 days of submitting. If you do not, please contact the Program Director, Dustin Arceneaux, at email@example.com
Before an applicant can be enrolled in the NHC Florida, they need to provide the Program Director with the following documents: proof of citizenship or naturalization (birth certificate, passport etc), high school diploma, and photo ID (student ID, driver’s license, public assistance ID). All members will also need to complete a Criminal Record check. Full-time members applying for AmeriCorps’ childcare benefits are required to provide birth certificates for all children requesting care.
If you have any questions, please contact the Program Director, Dustin Arceneaux at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-723-5422 ext 115.
When Should You Apply?
The program opens the application sometime in early March each year through the AmeriCorps website. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, and interviews for potential members usually begin in April. It is suggested that you apply as early as possible.
When are applications due?
The application will open in March and remain open until all positions have been filled. Typically, all positions are filled by August.
What do members do after their service term?
Members take a variety of paths following their service term. Some do another term of service with AmeriCorps, enter the work force in health or community-related fields, go to medical or graduate school, get a Master’s in Public Health, or enter programs for other health-related degrees.