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What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a National Service Program that engages community members like you in service throughout the nation. Our local KCR AmeriCorps program supports a myriad of community organizations throughout Kitsap County. Program members work full-time in a community host site, working in one of the service capacities listed below. 

If you have a passion for serving our community and a strong desire to address unmet needs, this could be the program for you. You will gain experience in education, human services, disaster preparedness, and grow personally as well. You can explore your interests, make new and long lasting friendships and network community wide.

Program Details

Full-time 2014/2015 KCR-AmeriCorps members will each serve a minimum of 1700 hours in service that includes:
tutoring and mentoring students in elementary and junior high schools
helping families learn skills to help them overcome personal barriers that further their goals in education or employment
advocating for survivors of domestic violence
teaching CPR/First Aid and disaster preparedness
identifying, planning and participating in a variety of monthly service projects
facilitating programs that engage youth in service
recruiting, training and managing volunteers

18 full-time members serve from Oct. 1, 2014 through Aug. 31, 2015.

Program Benefits

Full-time members receive:
A monthly living allowance, currently $1,100 per month
Eligible to receive a medical plan; childcare subsidy, if income eligible; and, forbearance on existing education loans that are not in default while enrolled in AmeriCorps
Upon successful completion of one term, full-time members earn an education award in the amount of $5,645


The 2015-2016 application period will be announced August 2015.


The KCR/AmeriCorps program will be accepting applications for the 2014-2015 program Monday - Friday, August 4-14, 2014, 8:00-4:00 p.m. 

No applications will be accepted after 4:00pm August 14th.

For specific job position descriptions, please come into the AmeriCorps office.

Two ways to apply to the program:

1. Download a copy of the 2014-2015 application here, print it out, complete it and return it to the KCR/AmeriCorps office at the times listed above. Please note that the application can not be filled out online, but must be downloaded and printed out for completion. 

2. Come into the KCR/AmeriCorps office on August 4 - 14, 2014, 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday-Friday and pick up application materials.



Other Ways To Get Involved . . .

     The KCR AmeriCorps program performs monthly Kitsap County service projects.  These projects include various community outreach efforts, including restoring local parks, coordinating community needs drives, assisting with the annual Christmas Angel program among many other community service efforts.

     Community volunteers are always needed to help with these monthly projects and are an excellent way to familarize yourself with the AmeriCorps mission.  For more information on volunteering, contact AmeriCorps Director, Jennifer Allik at 360-473-2015 or by email at jallik@kcr.org.


Kitsap Youth In Action


2013/2014 KCR AmeriCorps Team Members

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Contact Us:
Jennifer Allik

845 8th St.
Bremerton, WA 98337

Success Story:
AmeriCorps Volunteers


Kitsap Youth In Action


Washington Commission for National and Community Service  www.ofm.wa.gov/servewa/

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Kitsap Community Resources 845 8th Street Bremerton, WA 98337 360.478.2301 360.415.2706 fax
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