AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps Programs

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.


Full-Time ServeIT Positions (Danville and Pittsylvania County)

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) ServeIT program will have eight full-time members who will address digital literacy and young adult employment issues in a micropolitan/rural region of southern Virginia. These AmeriCorps members will be responsible for mentoring 64 students in Computer Science (CS) and STEM-related activities and providing daily technology support to two school districts.  The ServeIT program, designed as a pre-apprenticeship experience, will prepare economically disadvantaged young adults with information technology (IT) and work readiness skills, help them earn certifications and place them in IT apprenticeships or other employment within 30 days of the conclusion of their service year.

ServeIT AmeriCorps Member


Half-Time and Minimum-Time Dan River Year Positions

IALR is seeking individuals to fill Dan River Year (DRY) AmeriCorps positions at multiple locations (see below). Service members will focus on building the region’s STEM and literacy capacity. 

Half-Time (900 hours) DRY AmeriCorps Member Positions: 

Minimum-Time (300 hours) DRY AmeriCorps Member Position: 


To learn more about AmeriCorps programs, please click here. To be notified when the applications become available online, please contact Dana Silicki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (434) 766-6729.

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