Member benefits vary between programs and years. When searching CAC AmeriCorps opportunities, you can search by these different program types to identify corresponding benefits. Overall, our members leverage between $25,096 – $26,495+ in living allowance, housing assistance, education award, and other benefits.

3 Options:Environmental
Direct Service
VISTA
Indirect Service
VISTA Leader
Requires 1 Yr of Previous Service
Term47-weeks, FT, 40 Hour Average,
Minimum 1,700 Hours
52-weeks, FT,
32.5 Hour Weekly Minimum
52-weeks, FT,
32.5 Hour Weekly Minimum
Living Allowance$20,000, $851.06 bi-weekly (before taxes)$17,600.30, $675.08 bi-weekly (before taxes) $20,002, $767.20 bi-weekly
(before taxes)
Education Award$6,495 (pre-tax)$6,495 OR End-of-Service Cash Stipend Approx. $1,800 (pre-tax)$6,495 OR End-of-Service Cash Stipend Approx. $3,000 (pre-tax)
Leave/Holidays80 Hours of Personal Leave.
10 Holidays.
80 Hours of Personal AND 80 Hours of Sick Leave.
11 Holidays.
80 Hours of Personal AND 80 Hours of Sick Leave.
11 Holidays.
Health Benefits– Bronze level health coverage through Healthcare.Gov w/ Subsidy option for Silver/Gold Coverage.
– Member Assistance Program
Teladoc
– Bronze level health coverage through Healthcare.Gov w/ Subsidy option for Silver/Gold Coverage.
– Member Assistance Program
Teladoc
– AmeriCorps VISTA Healthcare Allowance or Benefits Plan
– Bronze level health coverage through Healthcare.Gov w/ Subsidy option for Silver/Gold Coverage.
– Member Assistance Program
Teladoc
– AmeriCorps VISTA Healthcare Allowance or Benefits Plan
Relocation BenefitsUp to $250 Reimbursed for Relocation for those moving more than 50 miles from your home to serve.Relocation & Close-of-Service Travel if moving more than 50 miles from your home to serve. Settling-In Allowance Up to $750Relocation & Close-of-Service Travel if moving more than 50 miles from your home to serve. Settling-In Allowance Up to $750
Housing BenefitsThere are no housing benefits available for Environmental members. Instead, there is a higher overall living allowance.Housing Subsidy Up to $300 a month for ALL VISTA Members.
Housing Subsidy Up To $350 a month.
Additional BenefitsAmeriCorps Childcare Program, Paid Certification Program, Access to Dedicated Small Grants Program, Support in applying for SNAP benefits and utility assistance, UniformAmeriCorps Childcare Program, Non-Competitive Eligibility, Paid Certification Program, Access to Dedicated Small Grants Program, Support in applying for SNAP benefits and utility assistance, UniformAmeriCorps Childcare Program, Non-Competitive Eligibility, Paid Certification Program, Dedicated Project Budget of $750, Support in applying for SNAP benefits and utility assistance, Uniform