ESP is an official AmeriCorps State Program site for the state of Georgia. AmeriCorps is the domestic version of the Peace Corps – a year-long program in which people commit to a year of service in order to improve their communities. Full-time members commit to serve 1,700 hours at their placement site over the course of 12 months and in return they:

receive a monthly living allowance
gain professional development experience

Our AmeriCorps Service Roles

Java Joy Program Leader

Java Joy Program Leader

Java Joy’s mission is to empower adults with disabilities to transform others by spreading their unmatched joy through a mobile coffee cart. Our Java Joy Program Leaders provide employment for adults with disabilities at the three Java Joy locations in Georgia: Athens, Rome, and Atlanta. Members develop and implement job training curriculum, manage the experience and events for adults to apply these skills in the community, and more.

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Family Experience Leaders

Family Experience Leader

At ESP, we focus not just on our participants of all abilities, but the entire family. Our Family Experience Leaders aim to deepen the engagement of our families by leading increased family programming, direct family support, and outreach and additional services to low-income and rural communities.

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Our 2020 -2021 AmeriCorps program will begin September 2020.

Interested in serving with AmeriCorps?

1. Apply to serve through myAmeriCorps.

2. Submit a cover letter and resume to americorps@extraspecialpeople.com

 

Meet Our 2019-2020 AmeriCorps Team

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 25,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 900,000 Americans have provided more than 1.2 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps. For more information, visit NationalService.gov. AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than 5 million. Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.