Want to build a healthier future for Houston?

SERVE HOUSTON AmeriCorps empowers young individuals eager to contribute their skills and passion to create positive change. Whether it’s distributing food to fight food insecurity, leading activities for kids to uplift their emotional well-being, or beautifying school playgrounds and parks, SERVE HOUSTON AmeriCorps provides a platform to not only cultivate leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills but also to enrich your education and build a strong sense of civic responsibility.

We are a proud grantee of AmeriCorps. We receive funding from them through the OneStar Foundation in Texas to operate SERVE HOUSTON, a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM).

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What even is AmeriCorps?

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.

Become an AmeriCorps Member

Join Class 4 of the SERVE HOUSTON AmeriCorps program this summer!
May 28 – August 2, 2024

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 Why Join? 

  • $3,000 living allowance distributed over the program term

  • Education Award of $1,459.26 upon successful completion of service

  • Network with service-minded individuals + join the prestigious AmeriCorps Alumni network

  • Apply classroom theories by addressing community needs

  • Project management and nonprofit operations experience

  • Grow your leadership and team building skills

  • Professional development and resume building activities

 Important Recruiting Dates 

  • Feb. 26, 2024 Application opens

  • March 18, 2024 Virtual interviews begin
  • April 29, 2024 Application closes

  • May 9, 2024 In-Person Project Site Matching Fair (no alternate dates available)

  • May 28, 2024 Program begins

 Applicant Selection Process 

  • 1. Apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.

  • 2. Attend a 15-minute 1-on-1 Zoom screening interview.

  • 3. Attend a 1-hour Zoom group interview.

  • 4. Receive, sign and return a conditional offer letter.

  • 5. Begin enrollment and submit proof of eligibility requirements.

  • 6. Attend in-person Project Site Matching Fair.

  • 7. Complete and pass background checks and drug screening.

  • 8. Receive Member Service Agreement (MSA) and begin service.

 Eligibility Requirements 

  • Be at a minimum of 18 years of age by May 28, 2024.

  • Provide proof of status as a U.S. citizen or national or of lawful permanent resident alien status in the United States.

  • Pass background checks and provide documentation required to verify background.

  • Complete and pass an at-random drug screening. This will be administered on any date before May 28, 2023, and will be required to be submitted within 24 hours.

  • Serve a minimum of 30 hours per week between May 28 – August 2, 2024.

  • Have no competing commitments (i.e. not taking full-time classes or having a full-time job).

  • Provide proof of a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Be able to serve in person at your assigned project site, with the flexibility to serve your community wherever and however you are called to do so!

  • Bilingual/Spanish is a plus!

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Completed by Class 1 AmeriCorps Members between Sept. 19, 2022 – April 6, 2023
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Completed by Class 2 AmeriCorps Members between May 8 – August 10, 2023

To contact SERVE HOUSTON, send an email to servehouston@imgh.org.