Become an AmeriCorps member

AmeriCorpsAbility

Life. Included.

Your world. Your chance to make it better.

The Arc of Philadelphia has AmeriCorps member service opportunities.

The Arc of Philadelphia AmeriCorpsAbility program focuses on inclusion services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community. Members will have service opportunities in the following areas: economic opportunity and healthy futures.

In order to serve as an AmeriCorps member, you must: have a high school diploma, GED or its equivalent; receive a satisfactory criminal background check; be at least 18 years old; and have a willingness to serve for a year as a full time AmeriCorps member (1700 hours).

Benefits include:

  • a living stipend every two weeks
  • health benefits for uninsured full time AmeriCorps members
  • childcare assistance, if eligible
  • professional development and training
  • required uniforms provided
  • student loan forbearance
  • an education award and alumni association membership for successful completion of the member service agreement’s term of service

As an AmeriCorps member, your activities will include providing services to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in small group or individual session settings. Members will also support enriching and experiential mentoring sessions, as well as create fun and exciting special activities to enhance skill building and community participation. Members will also come together for professional development training and service projects at partnering agencies in the Philadelphia area. 

Current open service positions include: 

  • Community/Family Engagement Coordinator
  • Resource Liaison
  • Skills Development Coordinator
  • Independent Living Coordinator
  • Transition Navigator
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Interested? We are sure there’s something perfect for you. Get ready for an amazing and fulfilling experience giving back to your neighbors, your community, and your country!

Complete the AmeriCorpsAbility member application.

Also send your resumé and contact information by email to AmeriCorps@arcphiladelphia.org; by mail to 2350 West Westmoreland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140; or by fax to 215-225-1330. Fax cover sheet should have a subject line of AmeriCorpsAbility.

No phone calls, please.