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Benefits of Service

Joining the City of Lakes AmeriCorps program provides many rewards and benefits.

Living Allowance

  • Full-time members receive approximately $615 (before taxes) every 2 weeks
  • Part-time members receive approximately $222 (before taxes) every 2 weeks
  • If you receive state or federal benefits, such as SSI, SSDI, or Medical Assistance and you are concerned about how serving in AmeriCorps may impact your benefits, please read this FAQ designed specifically for Minnesota residents, as well as this handout.

Help with College Costs and Student Loans

Health Coverage for eligible full-time members

Assistance paying for Child Care (eligible full-time members only)

Professional Development

Direct Service Experience

Quote from a CoL alum that reads "My passion and commitment to improve my community, on every level, is whole-heartedly rooted in my rich and invaluable experience as a member of City of Lakes. AmeriCorps is my professional foundation!"