Learn about membership (volunteering)
There are two ways to connect with partners. If you’re ready to serve now and want to search open positions, go to the AmeriCorps site. If you prefer to research all of our partners, keep reading! When you find a partner and a service project you like, contact the partner directly and ask about their application process and due date. They may ask you to apply through the AmeriCorps site.
What types of service projects interest you?Individual or small-group projects
If you prefer to work alone or in a small group, these partners have projects that may interest you. You must be 18-25 years old and ready to serve with smaller non-profit organizations alone or with as many as three other people. Members attend a three-day training event in October. Read more about the Individual Placement Partners.
If you prefer to work in groups with other volunteers, these partners have projects that may be just what you’re looking for. In team-based programs, you will serve larger organizations that host a team of members. These teams range in size from a 12 to 50 or more members. Team-based programs are managed by a project supervisor from the host organization and often require members to attend team meetings and weekly or monthly trainings. Read more about the Team-Based Partners.
Washington Reading Corps
The Washington Reading Corps is a team-based program with service projects focused on improving literacy in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Members tutor students in one-on-one, small-group or large-classroom settings. In addition to working with members from your assigned team, you may also work side-by-side with volunteers from the community. Learn more about Washington Reading Corps.
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)
Members in the VISTA program fight poverty across Washington State serving with non-profit and community based organizations. VISTA members develop community partnerships, and secure long-term resources through fundraising or grant writing. Members also involve community residents in planning, developing and implementing services and programs to low-income individuals and communities. Learn more about VISTA.