Vermont Youth Development Corps / AmeriCorps State Program
VYDC places AmeriCorps members at innovative, youth-focused organizations that address community issues. VYDC members build community support for prevention and intervention programs that help youth thrive and ultimately become healthy, engaged citizens. Through their efforts, members help communities embrace and value targeted, results-driven investment in youth initiatives.
Full-time members receive an annual living allowance of $12,600 for 1,710 hours of service in 10-12 months. Members may place qualified student loans into forbearance during service and receive a $5,550 education award after successful completion of the program. The program also offers a health plan as well as a child care subsidy, for those who are eligible.
Anyone interested in applying can go to the main website at www.nationalservice.gov/americorps. Under "Join AmeriCorps" click "Advanced Opportunity Search." Under State, choose “Vermont” and in Program Name, type “VYDC” and click Search. From there, you can view and apply to all of the programs that interest you. For additional information, please contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (802) 229-9151.