Full Year Members

Full Time
Length of Term: Positions will start on a rolling basis in October and November and go through August 15, 2015. 
Amount of Service: At least 1700 Hours (about 44 per week)
Stipend: $12,250
Education Award: $5,645
Child Care Subsidy: Available to eligible members.
Medical Care: Available to eligible members.

Part Time
Length of Term: Positions will start on a rolling basis in October and November and go through August 15, 2015.
Amount of Service: At least 900 Hours (about 22 per week)
Stipend: $6,485
Education Award: $2,822
Child/Medical Care: Not available.

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Please note: Education awards are obtained only upon successful completion of the program.
Child care eligibility is income-based. Medical care is need-based.

Why should I serve as an AmeriCorps member?

  • Because you’ll make a difference in the lives of youth who really need you.
  • You’ll develop relationships with nonprofits and schools.  Many of our members have been hired by their Host Sites when they’ve finished their AmeriCorps term of service.   AmeriCorps is a path to a permanent job.
  • You’ll tutor or mentor youth and work with them to implement service projects.  “AmeriCorps members have a profound positive impact on our youth.”  - Site Supervisor
  • You could give a boost to the ones you love.  If you are 55 years or older when you start with us, you can transfer your Education Award to your child, grandchild or foster child.

Where would I serve?

  • We need people to serve at our Host Sites in the following communities: Uptown, Downtown, Braddock Hills, East Liberty, Emsworth, Homewood, McKeesport, Montour, Northside, Oakland, Pitcairn, Point Breeze, South Hills, Turtle Creek.

Who can serve?

  • AmeriCorps was designed for Americans to serve those in need in the US.  So any US citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien can serve.
  • We’re looking for mature individuals, 18 and up, with some experience working with youth.  KEYS conducts clearance checks on viable candidates: PA State Criminal check, Child Abuse, and FBI. 
  • There is no upper age limit.
  • We have people who move from all parts of the country to join AmeriCorps- this doesn’t have to be just for Allegheny County residents.               


What is an Education Award?

  • Upon successfully completing the term of service, members receive an Education Award which can be used to help to pay off a federally backed student loan or to attend an institution of higher education.  
  • The FT Ed Award is $ 5,645 and the HT is $ 2,822.  You have 7 years to use it and you decide how to use it.
  • Additionally while serving, members can place their federally backed student loans in forbearance and AmeriCorps will pay all or part of the interest that accrued while the member was serving.
  • Individuals can serve up to 4 terms and receive up to 2 FT Ed Awards – that’s $11,290 in education award.

What are other Benefits?

  • Members have a steady schedule- typically Monday-Friday during the day with evenings and weekends free- along with time off around major holidays.  Health Insurance for eligible members.
  • Child Care subsidies for eligible members who need child care in order to serve.


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KEYS Service Corps * Human Services Building * 1 Smithfield Street, 1st Floor * Pittsburgh, PA 15222 * 412.350.3344

The KEYS Service Corps AmeriCorps® Program is sponsored by PennSERVE, the Governor’s Office of Citizen Service, the
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
, Office of Community Services, and local schools and community based organizations.
KEYS Service Corps and the Corporation for National and Community Service programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors. Anyone believing he or she has been subjected to discrimination on these groups by the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps, or one of its grantees may contact our Office of Civil Rights and Inclusiveness at (202) 606-7503 or email at eo@cns.gov.