AmeriCorps Alums is beefing up its benefits and services to alum members! During National AmeriCorps Week, May 13-20, 2007, we are unveiling brand new benefits to alum members and a new website with enhanced services in conjunction with launching Annual Membership Dues, a strategy of sustainability for AmeriCorps Alums through our alums’ collective investment.
Premium Membership, with which alum members are eligible for all benefits and full access to the website, will be $25 annually/ $250 for lifetime membership. Also offered is a Basic Membership, which is free and only provides limited access to the website and benefits/services. Click here a full list of the membership types and associated benefits.
In addition to the valuable benefits AmeriCorps Alums already offers, we are introducing five new fabulous benefits that come with Premium Membership!!
1. GOOD Magazine: “Media for people who give a damn!” AmeriCorps Alums and GOOD Magazine are teaming up to provide a platform for the ideas, people, and businesses that are a driving force for change in the world by getting a GREAT magazine in the hands of every alum. Register during National AmeriCorps Week (and beyond) and make “GOOD” on your lifetime commitment to service!
2. Online Career Services:
We are completely redoing the career section with two new services!
Alums will have their own job search page where you keep your resume, can communicate with employers and track interviews.
Also through “Vault” career library alums will have access to 90+ guides worth over $2000 to help you get a job and develop as professionals. The site allows you to ready about industries and have interactive discussions with people about jobs /companies you maybe interested in, sometimes even with the employer!
3. Change Leader Track:
Alums will have the opportunity to discuss hot button issues with thought leaders/authors from different sectors! AmeriCorps Alums will invite speakers, host a conference call where you can ask questions and then follow up the discussion with an online forum or even local book club discussion. Launching this fall, the first track will be Social Entrepreneurship!
4. Regional Gatherings:
Alums will soon have a menu of trainings to choose from for their own professional development. Launching this fall is our first annual Regional Gathering where chapter leaders will receive leadership development training and networking opportunities with alums and Hands on Affiliates!
5. Discounts! As a “thank you” for your service year, AmeriCorps Alums is unveiling a variety of national discounts available only to alums. As we grow in membership numbers, we will continue to increase our discount offerings.