Thank you for your interest in joining AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides opportunities for individuals to serve their communities in many different capacities. In exchange for a living stipend, educational award and valuable on-the-job experience, members work in nonprofit organizations, educational foundations and government agencies for one year, helping mentor at-risk students, train job-seekers and conserve public land, among other things. Below is a list of Volunteer Florida’s current AmeriCorps programs. Please contact the organization directly to learn more about opportunities as a member.
|Organization Name||Organization Description||Program Focus||Counties Served||Contact Information|
|AMIkids, Inc.||AMI Kids has AmeriCorps members serving in 10 sites across the state, providing mentoring services in the areas of education and job skills training to youth currently involved with, or at risk of being involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice.||Economic Opportunity||Statewide||Jeff Gooch
5915 Benjamin Center Dr.
Tampa, FL 33634
|Big Brother Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties||AmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to students in grades K-3 in St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Members also participate in community events to promote, encourage, and support family and adult literacy. The goal of the program is to increase reading skills of students through individual and small group reading tutoring.||Education||Indian River, St. Lucie, Okeechobee||Samantha Taylor
108 N Depot Dr., Suite 102
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
772-466-8535 ext 204
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County||The Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County helps local youth achieve Great Futures by exploring innovative programs designed to empower youth to achieve academic success, good character & citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. The Elementary Literacy AmeriCorps Program is designed to conduct targeted literacy activities in small groups. Members work with teachers to monitor literacy gains, coordinate learning sessions during the school day, assign enrichment activities, and provide parents with feedback on their child’s progress in the program. The AmeriCorps Middle School Mentoring Program is designed to create a safe & positive environment, develop positive relationships with caring adults, and recognize students for their efforts. Members encourage students to become more engaged in school by providing evidence-based social & emotional support to those who need it most.||Education||Martin||Omar Ferriera
11500 SE Lares Ave.
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
|Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida||The Boys & Girls Club STEM Program AmeriCorps members assist low income students with STEM project based learning activities at four Taylor County club sites. At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for assisting 150 disadvantaged students with STEM projects that will introduce students to hands-on STEM concepts and will result in increased scores in math and science. Members will assist students to increase academic performance in science, technology, engineering, and math.||Education||Taylor||Emily Ketring
918 N. Washington St.
Perry, FL 32347
|Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County||The Great Futures AmeriCorps members provide out-of-school education support and service-learning activities to high school age youth at 9 clubs across Palm Beach County, Florida. Through CareerBound programing AmeriCorps members will actively engage youth by providing tutoring, mentoring, college or career readiness,soft skills training and other service-learning activities.||Education||Palm Beach||Vicky Saget
800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 204
West Palm Beach, FL 33407-1946
|Branches, Inc.||The AmeriCorps Branches program provides after school tutoring and mentoring to K-12 at risk youth throughout Miami-Dade. AmeriCorps members increase the reading and literacy skills of students through after school and summer programming.||Education||Miami-Dade||Denise Athis
11500 NW 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33168
305-442-8306 ext 2007
|Breakthrough Miami, Inc.||Breakthrough Miami AmeriCorps members will provide academic, social and life skills mentoring for 5th to 9th grade under-resourced students at independent school sites in Miami-Dade County. Members will increase academic improvement of students served.||Education||Miami-Dade||Liz Augustin
3250 SW 3rd Ave, 6th Floor
Miami, FL 33129
|Broward College||Broward College has 52 part-time AmeriCorps members who provide peer mentoring to all students, but with a special focus on first-generation college students. Their mentoring works to develop student competencies around study skills, FAFSA and scholarship applications, and adaptation to college life.||Education||Broward||Farah Pierre
111 E Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301-2206
|Catholic Volunteers in Florida||AmeriCorps members with Catholic Volunteers provide career readiness and student success coaching in Miami and Wimauma to improve economic opportunities for families in low-income communities, in partnership with the FIU Education Effect.||Economic Opportunity||Miami-Dade, Hillsborough||Liz Buckley
PO Box 536476
Orlando, FL 32853-6476
|Centro Campesino||AmeriCorps members provide after-school tutoring at community centers in Florida City. Members also serve as counselors at summer camp programs and assist in the development of parent training programs.||Education||Miami-Dade||Barbara Cesar
35801 SW 186 Ave
PO Box 343449
Florida City, FL 33034
305-245-7738 ext 237
|City of Orlando||AmeriCorps OPASS members provide in-school and after-school tutoring, mentoring, and wrap-around support services in Orlando’s middle schools and community centers. As a result, students will demonstrated improved academic performance.||Education||Orange||Justine Jordan
595 N. Primrose Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
|City of Orlando||Operation AmeriCorps members provide academic and career services to high school juniors and seniors in five Orlando neighborhoods. Members will ensure that every high school senior has a career or educational opportunity upon high school graduation.||Education||Orange||Tiffany Galilayo
595 N Primrose Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
|City Year Jacksonville||City Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. AmeriCorps members provide academic services that support students in staying in school and on track to graduation. The AmeriCorps members provide in-class and school climate support to students and targeted tutoring and mentoring to students that improves drop out risk indicators in attendance, behavior, English, and/or math.||Education||Duval||James Ellout
6 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
|City Year Miami||City Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. The City Year model includes placing AmeriCorps members in low performing schools to keep students in school and on track. AmeriCorps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs.||Education||Miami-Dade||Giuseppe Castaldi
44 W Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
|City Year Orlando||City Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. The City Year model includes placing AmeriCorps members in low performing schools to keep students in school and on track. AmeriCorps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs||Education||Orange||Ashley Zenzel
201 S. Orange Ave, Suite 600
Orlando, FL 32801
|Communities In Schools of Jacksonville||AmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to students in grades K-8th grade. Members also participate in community events to promote, encourage, and support families throughout the community. The goal of the program is to increase reading skills of students through individual and small group reading tutoring.||Education||Duval||Carolyn Lynn
6261 Dupont Station Court E.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
|Earn to Learn FL||Earn to Learn FL seeks to help more Florida students pursue postsecondary education. Currently enrolled college students and recent associate and bachelor’s degree recipients will serve as AmeriCorps Near Peer Success Coaches in selected high schools. Near Peer Coaches support students as they make the transition from high school to a postsecondary education institution. Near Peer Success Coaches serve part-time and focus on advising students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, through the complex steps toward college enrollment. Near Peer Success Coaches provide students and their families with relevant information regarding the benefits of a postsecondary education, preparing for college attendance, and the admission and financial aid processes.||Education; Economic Opportunity||Collier, Lee, Hendry, Hillsborough, Glades, Charlotte||Julia C. De Llanos, MBA
9160 Forum Corporate Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33905
|Firewall Centers, Inc.||AmeriCorps members provide daily, after-school tutoring, mentoring, and attendance/behavior coaching services to economically disadvantaged students in 9 Broward County elementary, middle, and high schools. Services also include STEAM-based instruction and project-based learning, a life skills and drug/alcohol prevention curriculum, and career/college preparation. Program services are designed to help students achieve academic success, build character, and transform into servant leaders.||Education||Broward||Danae Robertson
13451 SW 7th Place
Davie, FL 33325
|Florida Department of Environmental Protection||The Florida Conservation Corps has 65 full-time AmeriCorps members who commit their service terms to exotic plant management and trail assessment in Florida State Parks, as well as serving as an AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for treating 1,200 infested acres of invasive exotic plants, reclassifying 750 of those acres to maintenance condition, and assessing and improving 250 miles of recreational use trails for user accessibility and environmental safety. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 900 volunteers who will be engaged in invasive exotic plant management, trail improvement, and disaster mitigation.||Environmental Stewardship||Statewide||Adriana Betancourt
Buereau of Operational Services
4801 Camp Ranch Rd.
Gainseville, FL 32641
|Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Inc.||AmeriCorps members deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to under served girls in low-socioeconomic communities. This program is a collection of interactive, challenging, age-appropriate activities designed to promote academic engagement and success for girls in grades K-12. AmeriCorps members serve as mentors and facilitate cooperative, girl-led experiences with program emphasis on STEM, outdoor activities, life skills and entrepreneurship.||Education||Polk||Taisha Edwin-Williams
4610 Eisenhower Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33634
|Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend||Goodwill’s GoodWorks AmeriCorps Program works to end the negative impacts of poverty on Northwest Florida. AmeriCorps members provide job skills training and job assistance services to individuals who have disabilities, live in poverty or who face other barriers to a prosperous, self-sufficient life.||Economic Opportunity||Bay, Leon||Stacy Larkin
300 Mabry St.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
|Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County||Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County members promote literacy and volunteerism in distressed communities in Palm Beach County. Members serve as tutors in family literacy and adult education programs to assist adults to learn English and employability skills, mentors as Graduation Coaches in local high schools with at-risk youth and reading tutors to children in both elementary schools and afterschool programs.||Education||Palm Beach||Brad Hertzberg
3651 Quantum Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
|MCCJ, Inc.||MCCJ AmeriCorps members serve as in-school peer mediation mentors who partner with school counselors to provide support services that include bullying prevention, inclusive diversity training, leadership training, and conflict resolution in 5 public high schools throughout Miami-Dade County. AmeriCorps members are responsible for improving the social and emotional skills and/or academic engagement of at least 300 students in these high need urban schools each program year.||Education||Miami-Dade||Nikki Watkins
150 SE 2nd Ave, Suite 914
Miami, FL 33131
|Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.||Metropolitan Ministries AmeriCorps provides street outreach services to individuals experiencing homelessness in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties. AmeriCorps members provide concrete goods like food and clothing, system navigation services, and connection to housing, health, employment, and transportation resources. The program’s overall goal is to provide resources and services that help people improve health and access safe shelter or permanent housing.||Economic Opportunity||Hillsborough, Pasco||Gordana Krone
2002 N Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
|Northwest Florida State College||AmeriCorps NWF Environmental Stewards at Northwest Florida State College is environmental stewardship program with a focus on STEM education. The program has three primary focus areas: 1. The implementation of the Grasses in Classes STEM curriculum, 2. Restoration, beautification, maintenance and the development in our unique coastal dune lakes and 3. Environmental Field support to restore habitat for threatened and endangered species. Members implement a Grasses in Classes environmental STEM curriculum in elementary schools targeting third and fifth grade students. Members also engage in restoration projects including shoreline erosion, invasive plant removal, planting native plants, coastal dune lake and oyster restoration. Through these educational opportunities the program will educate and engage citizens in service projects to encourage environmental stewardship.||Environmental Stewardship; Education||Okaloosa, Walton||Laurie Von Kaenel
Northwest Florida State College – South Walton Center
109 Greenway Trail
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5415
|Overtown Youth Center||The Overtown Youth Center AmeriCorps members mentor students as part of the Inspire. Engage. Employ program, which supports K-12 youth in developing their career readiness. Members mentor program participants at the Overtown Youth Center and at Booker T. Washington Senior High School in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, as they develop workforce employability and financial literacy skills. The skills developed range from managing a budget to successfully completing an internship.||Economic Opportunity||Miami-Dade||Dr. Dashia Andrews
PO Box 16940
Miami, FL 33101
|Peacemakers, Inc.||AmeriCorps members provide academic support, mentoring, FCAT preparation and peer leadership training through after school and summer school programs. Members also provide social service assistance in the areas of information & referral, professional development, foreclosure aid and help applying for public benefits. The goals of the program are to provide safe and supportive communities and school success.||Education||Miami-Dade||Donna Caudill
17801 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33169
|Polk Education Foundation||AmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to elementary students in grades K-3. The goal of the program is to significantly increase reading skills of low-achieving students.||Education||Polk||Steve Chapman
1530 Shumate Dr.
Bartow, FL 33831
863-53400519 x 608
|Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay||Seniors in Service AmeriCorps members provide services and support to Veterans and their families at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Hillsborough County and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Pinellas County. AmeriCorps members serve veterans, active military, and military family members by assisting them with wellness plans, helping them to gain access to healthcare services and engage them in volunteerism.||Veterans and Military Services||Hillsborough||Glarisol Traspalacios
1306 W Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
|Teach for America – Florida||AmeriCorps members serve as full-time teachers in K-12 classrooms in Duval and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The program recruits college graduates to serve two year terms as public school teachers. The intent of the program is to place crucially needed highly qualified teachers in schools with significant numbers of high-risk students. Members are paid a salary by the school system and receive a financial education award upon successful completion of service.||Education||Duval, Miami-Dade||Bailey Lowenthal
1951 NW 7th Ave, Suite 300
Miami, FL 33136 Bailey.Lowenthal@teachforamerica.org
|Teach for America – Orlando||AmeriCorps members serve as full-time teachers in K-12 classrooms in Orange County Public Schools. The program recruits college graduates to serve two year terms as public school teachers. The intent of the program is to place crucially needed highly qualified teachers in schools with significant numbers of high-risk students. Members are paid a salary by the school system and receive a financial education award upon successful completion of service.||Education||Orange||Heather Ryan
North Hogan St, Suite 134
Jacksonville, FL 32202
|The Arc Jacksonville||AmeriCorps members mentor adult individuals with intellectual and developmental differences at the various sites of The Arc: Downtown, Westside, University of North Florida, and the Village. Members provide academic, work readiness, health/wellness, financial literacy, and independent living mentoring services.||Healthy Futures||Duval||Sherry Carlin
4401 Wesconnett Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
|The Arc of Palm Beach County||The Arc of Palm Beach County’s AmeriCorps members engage in a year of service as mentors to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As mentors, AmeriCorps members promote independent living skills and provide community inclusion opportunities and promote self-advocacy skills. Members will also provide pre-employment and job readiness, employment soft skills, explore job opportunities, and health education services.||Healthy Futures||Palm Beach||Grace McCauley
1201 Australian Ave
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
|The School Board of Broward County||The School Board of Broward County (SBBC) AmeriCorps members provide academic tutoring, trauma recovery services and community engagement platforms in seven public schools across Broward County. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will provide targeted tutoring to at least 350 students to improve behaviors, attendance, and course passing rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics courses.||Education||Broward||Philip C. Harris
1400 NW 14th Ct
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
|University of North Florida||AmeriCorps members serve in the Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR) program to prepare for long-term careers as teachers in urban schools. The goal of the program is to enhance student engagement in Duval County Public Schools. Members will be responsible for enriching student learning in mathematics, science, and literacy.||Education||Duval||Dr. Wanda Lastrapes
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224