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What is AmeriCorps?

Originally created by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, AmeriCorps now enrolls more than 270,000 individuals to serve organizations making a difference in communities across America. VYDC and VYT are just two of many AmeriCorps programs across the state and the country!

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AmeriCorps is a program supported by the federal government. Learn about the history of AmeriCorps and the impact programs have on a national level by reading below!


SerVermont is the Vermont State Commission on National and Community Service. Each state has its own commission. Learn all about volunteerism in Vermont, and much more.

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AmeriCorps State & National

VYDC members are part of the AmeriCorps State program, directly serving their communities.

AmeriCorps VISTA

VYT members are a part of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, alleviating poverty through indirect service.

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