Currently, AmeriCorps Alums has over 70 volunteer-led chapters across the country. Joining a chapter creates opportunities for alumni to continue to serve, build professional and social relationships, and receive professional development training.
If you are interested in viewing a list of our chapters, click here. To learn more about our National Chapter Council which works to strengthen and support the chapter network, click here.
What if there is not a chapter in my city/region where I reside?
If no chapter exists in your city, you should join your state chapter. While some state chapters are not active, joining the state chapter allows us to affiliate your membership geographically. If you wish to form a chapter in your area, email AmeriCorps Alums at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about our chapter application process. Please note that Alums is currently revamping this process and will release a new application for 2017.
How can I get involved with my chapter?
Each active chapter is led by a group of volunteer alumni leaders who conduct service projects and other activities on a regular basis. On your chapter homepage (find homepages here), you'll find a list of your chapter leaders, a short blurb about the chapter, and any upcoming events.
How are chapter leaders selected?
Each chapter leader must submit a chapter leader application that is reviewed by AmeriCorps Alums staff. AmeriCorps Alums is currently redesigning our chapter leader application and will release a new one in 2017. If you're interested in leadership between now and then, please email Alums at email@example.com.
If approved, the chapter is issued a certification letter that allows them to operate a chapter under the umbrella of AmeriCorps Alums and the leader is added to our chapter records. Once a certification letter is issued, chapters are expected to meet certain benchmarks to maintain its good standing. A list of benchmarks can be found by clicking here. All leaders are also encouraged to read our chapter leader toolkit and attend our quarterly training calls.
How do I join a chapter? How do I determine which chapter to join?
Join a chapter by clicking the "join chapter” button on the homepage of the chapter to which you would like to join. You should join the chapter in the city in which you reside.
How many active chapters does AmeriCorps Alums have?
Currently, over 70 chapters are connected with AmeriCorps Alums. In 2017, Alums will update our active chapters page to reflect all currently engaged chapters.
How does AmeriCorps Alums evaluate the efforts of its chapters?
AmeriCorps Alums is currently re-evaluating its chapter impact evaluation tools. You can view our current chapter event and impact tracker form here.
What does a chapter leader do?
Chapter leaders are responsible for guiding the efforts of their chapter by staying abreast of AmeriCorps Alums' priorities and events and sharing them with their respective chapters.
How do chapter leaders connect with each other?
Each quarter, AmeriCorps Alums hosts a one-hour chapter leader call. Leaders can also connect through the AmeriCorps Alums Chapter Leader Google group, where Alums announces all upcoming trainings and news for chapter leaders.
Other questions about our chapters or leadership? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.