About 200 AmeriCorps members serve in urban and rural Alaskan communities addressing four primary areas of community needs: public safety, education, human needs, and environment. The Commission provides technical assistance and grant funding to community-based nonprofit agencies to expand community and volunteer services. AmeriCorps members serve for one year and receive a monthly living allowance and an education award at the end of their term.
If you are interested in serving under one of these programs, you should contact the program directly. Members are not placed through the Commission office. Click here for more information on serving as an AmeriCorps member in Alaska.
Digital Divide To Digital
Opportunity Project -
This special initiative focuses the combined efforts of AmeriCorps
members, Nine Star Enterprises, and community partners to equip and
staff eight tech centers in the Mountain View area. AmeriCorps
members are assigned to each center to maintain equipment and to instruct
in the use of computers and the Internet. Selected youth will
also be given inoperable donated computers to strip and rebuild. Once
operable, the computer become theirs to take home.
Connections - AmeriCorps members provide
tutoring, mentoring, coaching, volunteer coordination, service-learning,
after-school activities and other
prevention related training to students from pre-k through twelfth grade.
Positions begin in January of 2005.
Rural Challenges Through Intergenerational Cooperation (ARCTIC) -
AmeriCorps members are placed in HeadStart centers and preschool
programs to improve the quality and availability of child care
programs in their own rural Alaskan communities. Members also teach
literacy and basic life skills to parents of young children so
that they can help their own children learn.
Students In Service Education - The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Social Work and RurAL CAP together place part-time AmeriCorps members with social service agencies in Alaska to address human needs and improve social conditions through community service.