Flower City AmeriCorps


Flower City AmeriCorps: Serve. Learn. Grow

Upcoming Program Year: January 2020 through December 2020

Applications available now with rolling enrollment

Flower City AmeriCorps offers a year-long apprenticeship in the field of human services. Our program is designed to inspire and prepare the next wave of human service professionals. Over the course of the year, members will be provided with the skills, information, and experiences they need for career success.


Members of Flower City AmeriCorps begin their one-year service commitment with a comprehensive program orientation exploring current community needs and resources, leadership development, and community collaboration. After orientation, members will embark on a hands-on apprenticeship at a local nonprofit or government agency where they will receive mentorship and training in one of the specialized service areas: community building, economic opportunity, health and wellness, or positive youth development. Throughout the service year members will receive ongoing professional development in the areas of teamwork, project planning and implementation and goal setting.

We are looking for members able to serve either:

  • Full-time: 40 hours a week, completing 1700 hours over the course of the year
  • Half-time: 20 hours a week, completing 900 hours over the course of the year


Member Experience

AmeriCorps Members will:

  • Commit to a year of learning, serving and growing while they gain hands-on experience in one of four specialty service areas:
    • Community Building
    • Economic Opportunity
    • Health and Wellness
    • Positive Youth Development


  • Participate in ongoing professional development, networking, and service learning opportunities as part of a team of 30 AmeriCorps members
  • Participate in weekly small group meetings to develop and carry out various service projects
  • Receive tools and support to find balance between their work and personal lives
  • Obtain Microsoft ® Office computer literacy and technology training 
  • Partake in various activities, conversations and experiences that will help them to identify the unique skills and understandings that they bring to the exciting and ever changing field of human service

 Member Benefits 

Apprentices in the program will receive:

  • Bi-weekly living allowance
  • Education award, upon successful completion of the program
  • Child care subsidy, if needed
  • Health  insurance, if needed, & access to free tele-counseling services
  • Computer/Microsoft literacy training
  • One-on-one mentorship by a leader in Rochester’s human service field
  • Support from a professional life coach
  • Transportation support, if needed

Applicants’ Minimum Requirements:  

  • Be interested in pursuing a career in the field of human service
  • Be able to work on a team
  • Consider yourself a life-long learner
  • Be at least 17 years old and out of high school
  • Have a high school or equivalency diploma, or agree to obtaining one by the end of the program year
  • Be able and willing to get to and from various job site
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug test




Apply to Flower City AmeriCorps today! 

Fill out an <Flower City AmeriCorps online application> or <download printable version>       

Flower City AmeriCorps is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older.

For more information about Flower City AmeriCorps, please contact 585-428-7358 or Walida.Monroe@CityofRochester.Gov 

For more information about National Service and other opportunities with AmeriCorps visit:

 www.nationalservice.gov  or newyorkersvolunteer.ny.gov