Living in Boston on $12,100 a year: is this doable? How can I make it work? [more inside]
I'm currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in VT and while I love it here in this socialist wonderland, I find myself wondering if poverty-related service wouldn't do more immediate good in a red state. [more inside]
Since I got out of the Navy, I've been having trouble making ends meet, and I would like to be able to stay in school. Now there are two different Americorps positions opening up near me, both doing Veterans Outreach, that would pay a living stipend, and after a year award a tuition voucher. I would like to hear all of your Americorps experiences, both good and bad. How did they manage your hours? How much freedom did you have to choose your own work? Were you able to stay in school at a reduced load or take a second job? What else have I forgotten to ask? [more inside]
My AmeriCorps program is denying me my education award after I have served 10 out of the 11 months in my service year. The reason is because I am leaving for Teach for America. [more inside]
Can you all recommend a great volunteer management software for a non-profit?
I'm an AmeriCorps volunteer coordinator and we have over 200 volunteers that I have to track, including their hours, activities, etc.
If it's a free software, that would be even better.
What software have you guys had a great experience with?
The other day, I had a moment that was both a moment of clarity and a moment of existential crisis. I'm having some difficulty with figuring out how to take my life from where I am now to where I want to be and I could use some guidance, some advice (sorry for the long post). [more inside]
My Americorps stipend turned out to be much less than I was initially told, by a lot. Is it possible to get a second job? [more inside]
I'm thinking of quitting my job to join Americorps, a program where you volunteer for a non-profit for a year and get paid a small living stipend. Am I completely out of my mind? Here's my background. I graduated from a small liberal arts college with a degree in a social science about 6 years ago and took an office job just to be able to pay my student loans and get health insurance. [more inside]
Post-college volunteer programs besides Americorps? [more inside]
Help me increase my technology/computer knowledge and resourcefulness so I may help others in my community get the most out of digital tools. Or: How do I apply the DIY/empowering/hackerly approach to computing in a way that benefits others? [more inside]
JET (teaching English in Japan) vs AmeriCorps (cool community stuff in my city). Or, how do you decide between two paths that seem comparably engaging/difficult/unknown? [more inside]
I got the job of my dreams...but my year at VISTA isn't over. Any advice? [more inside]
What questions should I ask during my Americorps VISTA interview? [more inside]
I'm thinking of joining AmeriCorps NCCC, or possibly VISTA. What does the program entail? Has anyone here gone in one of the programs? [more inside]
I am currently an Americorps VISTA member and I do not like my assignment. This is a year-long commitment, and I have @7 months left to serve. VISTA members work full-time but are paid very little because the position is kind of a cross between a volunteer position and a job. The reason for taking a VISTA position, therefore, is not the pay, but rather the job experience and the opportunity to do meaningful work to help the poor. Unfortunately, I am not getting much of that experience or doing much of that work, and I am disrespected to boot. [more inside]
Where to live in the San Rafael, CA without going broke? [more inside]
Would I be crazy to quit my decent, although not fulfilling, job and sign up for AmeriCorps? [more inside]
(Inter)national service filter: Does an AmeriCorps stint make you a more attractive Peace Corps candidate? If what I really want to do is Peace Corps, would NCCC help me get there or be valuable of itself? [more inside]
2 parter...1) I have an americorps education award thats around $4200. Should I use it to take some courses, or pay back student loans? I'm jobless, back at home, deciding between working and saving money, or taking prereqs for grad schools. 2) Going crazy and want OUT of home asap...job or school? [more inside]
Is is possible to live in NYC on a $1000 a month living stipend without incuring lots of debt? [more inside]
How do I best utilize my Non-Competitive Eligibility from AmeriCorps to secure a job in the Federal government? [more inside]
DC Masters in Journalism/volunteer work with students: Am I missing anything? [more inside]
LoanForgiveness Filter: I just completed my first year with AmeriCorps and come to find out that the student loan forgiveness benefit doesn't apply to my Plus loan. So, can I take out a student loan for my brother and use the AmeriCorps benefit on that? [more inside]
How can I make volunteering/charity fun or interesting for college students? [more inside]
I'm thinking about applying for an AmeriCorps job with serious reservations. [more inside]
I have been working for a non-profit in New York City for the past year. It is a great program, using education as an anti-poverty tool. There have been money and organizational problems since I began working here, but now it seems as though everything is falling apart. I need advice. [more inside]
Are National Service Organizations (AmeriCorps, VISTA, and NCCC) all they're cracked up to be? [more inside]