Snohomish County AmeriCorps Program

Recovery Act Member Benefits Package

Members make significant contributions to their host site, the individuals served at their host site, and the community - contributions that extend beyond the 10-month service year. The most significant benefit to being a member is the chance to be involved with a program that makes a big difference.


Benefits include:

Modest living allowance
$4,725 education award upon completion of program
Health and dental insurance

Child care, basic food assistance, housing assistance - if eligible
(the AmeriCorps living allowance is not considered income, thus many members are eligible for DSHS and other government benefits)

Student loan forbearance - if needed
Personal days in addition to federal holidays
Professional development such as: pre-service orientation, monthly training, workshops, events, mentoring, hands-on experience, and ongoing support