Guiding Applicants Through MyAmeriCorps

A set of instructions to give to new recruits

My AmeriCorps is an online space where potential new members can apply to your program, as well as other programs around the country. The set of instructions offered here was contributed by Andrea Sieloff, program officer with the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service.

The below instructions can be placed on a website or copied into emails or a new document to share with potential applicants to your program. Note: If you are adapting this for your own use, you can write the name of your program into Step 6. (You can learn more about creating and managing your program's MyAmeriCorps listing through this National Service Knowledge Network support page.)



Instructions for Potential Applicants

To apply to be an AmeriCorps member, you will need to create an account with the AmeriCorps Recruitment System / My AmeriCorps

  1. Go to MyAmeriCorps. Click on "Register to Create a New Member/Alum Account."
  2. Complete the requested profile information. (You will need a Social Security number and valid address, telephone number, and email.)
  3. Once you receive your account information via email, log into the MyAmeriCorps portal and use the navigation pane on the left to complete your application and reference information
  4. When your application is complete, click "Search Listings"
  5. Type "Name of your Program" into the Program Name field (ignore all the other fields)
  6. Click "Search"
  7. Click the listing to view program information
  8. Read the program information and then click "Apply Now" at the bottom of the page.

Notes to Applicants

With the MyAmeriCorps system, you need to select the program(s) you are applying for after you complete the general application, not before.

Watch your email after you submit your application. When your application status changes from "Submitted" to "Under Review," you will receive a message. You will also receive an email if your application is rejected. Here is a sample of what this email looks like:

Dear (name of applicant):
A change has been made to your account regarding the status of your application. To view this status change please log into your MyAmeriCorps account at Please do not reply to this message. If you have any questions or need further assistance please click on "Contact My AmeriCorps" on the MyAmeriCorps website or call 1-800-942-2677.

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