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Find your Ideal Program
Understand the different types of service

AmeriCorps State and AmeriCorps VISTA present two different types of service opportunities: ​

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Direct Service

The bulk of an AmeriCorps State member’s hours would consist of face-to-face service of direct benefit to the recipient (includes activities such as tutoring children or building homes).

Indirect Service

AmeriCorps VISTA members primarily build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that work on poverty-fighting initiatives.

Choose your area of service

AmeriCorps programs often focus on a specific topic in their mission to help alleviate poverty in America. Below are some of the topics that AmeriCorps programs in Philadelphia cover.


Please note that these programs are not limited to these topics, and many overlap between multiple topic areas.

AmeriCorps Senior Programs
Arts and Sports
Non-profit and Government
Want to help our city in other ways?

 The Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service is the city's coordinated strategy to harness and focus the energies of our citizens to the areas of greatest local need.

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