AmeriCorps is a government-sponsored service program that provides service opportunities to Americans of all ages and backgrounds through financial incentives. When funding is available, AmeriCorps Education Awards are given to AmeriCorps members who successfully complete a required term of service for the program in which they are participating – in this case, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry. BSVM is happy to participate in AmeriCorps through the Catholic Volunteer Network, making our volunteers a part of all three organizations at once! CVN/AmeriCorps members can earn an education award of $5,350 (subject to change every year) after successfully completing 1700 hours of service and fulfilling their commitment to Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry. An education award can be used towards repaying qualified federal student loans or towards the future cost of attending a qualified institution of higher education.
While Bon Secours volunteers are bound by the policies of Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry, as an AmeriCorps member they are also bound by the policies of the Catholic Volunteer Network/AmeriCorps Education Award Program.
To learn more about the AmeriCorps program in general, you can visit their website: americorps.gov