AmeriCorps Service

Launch your career with service!

Join us as an AmeriCorps member to gain valuable work experience while making a big impact in the community. Whether you’re doing front-line service or building capacity you will be helping to create a racially just community where all people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable. After serving as an AmeriCorps member, you’ll have real world experience to help land your next job, an expanded network of connections and the knowledge that you helped your community.

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Benefits of Service

  • A bi-weekly living stipend provided
  • Generous education award that can be used to repay qualified student loans and current educational expenses
  • Unlimited public transportation (ORCA) pass
  • Health insurance
  • Loan deferment
  • Childcare assistance for qualified positions
  • Access to a national network of more than a million AmeriCorps members and alumni
  • Unparalleled professional experience and opportunities

Interested in AmeriCorps and have more questions? Fill out our interest form!

AmeriCorps Service Opportunities

Food Security Innovation VISTA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: United Way of King County’s mission is to work side by side with community to build a more equitable future for everyone. The VISTA in this role will work closely with the Program Manager to increase capacity on United Way of King County’s… Read More

ParentChild+ Data Assessment Coordinator VISTA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: ParentChild+ meets parents where they are to help them prepare their child for school. Families with 2- and 3-year-olds are matched with trained home visitors of the same language and cultural background. Families have twice-weekly visits with their home visitors who bring free… Read More

HIP Community Engagement & Events Coordinator VISTA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Help facilitate community connections by doing outreach in local communities, coordinating volunteers, and organizing various HIP events. This position will also help with external communications to keep all stakeholders engaged through newsletters and social media. HIP operates in a neighborhood in Seattle that… Read More

DNDA Community Engagement & Communications Specialist VISTA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Increase Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association’s capacity to help families living in Delridge and throughout Southwest Seattle gain familiarity with resources, create best practice tool-kits for increased neighborhood outcome-based engagement, create and implement a communication work plan in conjunction with DNDA Communications Team, and… Read More

Dignity for Divas Diversion VISTA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Identify and facilitate partnerships with local hotels and motels creating immediate normalcy for the family experiencing homelessness. This position will drastically reduce the overall number of families who are losing access to permanent housing due to a lack of daily access to phones/internet… Read More

Child Nutrition Programs VISTA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Increase low-income students’ access to federal meal programs by enhancing technical assistance and available tools for schools and community partners operating these programs across Washington. Consult with schools and community partners to support their implementing and/or improving alternative breakfast models, the Summer Food… Read More

There are all different types of roles for AmeriCorps members—from supporting a Benefits Hub on a local community college campus, to helping people fill out their taxes as part of our Free Tax Preparation Program, to helping fight food insecurity as part of our HungerCorps team. No matter your passion and career goals, there’s a role for you.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage people of color to apply.

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Understanding the Need in King County

  • Record high homelessness. With more than 4,500 people unsheltered on any given night, the City of Seattle and King County declared a state of emergency in 2015.
  • Kids live in poverty. 15% of all kids in King County live in poverty. The disparities are stark: 42% of African American kids and 32% of Hispanic kids live in poverty.
  • Students aren’t graduating. Dropout rates are high—today in King County there are 15,000 people ages 16–21 who are struggling. They have no high school credentials and no viable job prospects.

AmeriCorps Members Are Making a Difference!

Our teams work hard—not only do they impact thousands through their work every day, but they see progress being made on big community goals.

Joe Lambrecht

UWKC AmeriCorps Member

“We give people and companies a way to connect to their community. People want to do good—and United Way makes it easy to do just that.”