NYC Service, a division of the Office of the Mayor, builds partnerships to deepen and expand civic engagement through volunteer and service programs, creating sustainable change for our city’s greatest needs. We unite New Yorkers in service to advance lifelong civic engagement for a more equitable and inclusive city.
NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in 2009 by NYC Service, recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full time at select community-based organizations (CBOs). NYC Civic Corps member build, develop, and grow stronger volunteer programs in order to better serve or reach more New Yorkers. The NYC Civic Corps program objectives are to: (1) Build organizational capacity for civic and community engagement through addressing pressing volunteer-specific needs and opportunities as identified by CBO partners; (2); Provide NYC Civic Corps members with workforce skills and pathways to quality careers with advancement opportunities; and (3) Create opportunities for civic leadership development.
Please make sure to carefully read and complete all sections of this application. You will need to visit our website to receive additional important information regarding the NYC Civic Corps host site process. All new host sites must reach out to NYC Service prior to completing this application. Successful NYC Civic Corps host site projects are high-impact, led by CBOs in focus areas addressing critical capacity and community-related issues through volunteer capacity building and will meet the following criteria:
Step 1: Complete the online application and upload your organization’s most recent 990, sexual harassment/EEO policy Returning host sites: will need to attach an updated volunteer program assessment form.
Step 2: After completing the application, you will be invited and required to attend Position Description workshop where you will receive the information needed to complete a position description compliant with AmeriCorps regulations for your NYC Civic Corps member(s).
Step 3: Once the application is submitted, NYC Service will review the project based on a rubric. NYC Service will either: a) reject the application, b) provide suggestions for improvement with a resubmission, or c) accept the application. Returning host sites: past performance as a host site will be taken into consideration when evaluating your overall application.