COMCorps, an AmeriCorps Program

COMCorps Wellness Member

August 2020 - July 2021 • Athens, OH

What I liked

COMCorps provides a lot of leadership and training opportunities that look spectacular on a resume! Take advantage of everything they have to offer and you will walk away much more employable than you've ever been before. You'll also gain so many connections in the community that will help you in whatever path you choose to take when your service year is over. COMCorps also offers an education award when you complete your term, which you can then use to pay for classes later or pay for your student loans now. There are so many benefits to being a COMCorps member. And if something comes up (life happens), just let them know and they will work with you. They're very flexible if you need time away or a vacation.

What I wish was different

The living stipend is a little low, so it can be difficult to budget for your needs. Thankfully, it's going up, so that won't be as much of an issue! You'll also qualify for SNAP and Medicaid, which help.


Take every opportunity that comes your way -- and there are a lot of them. Use your service year to your advantage. You'll be helping others and you can help yourself too by taking time to network and further your ambitions. It's worth it.
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