We use an online system called SilkRoad Onboarding to complete paperwork. You should receive an email after you have been accepted with a username and password to access this account. We greatly appreciate you finishing this paperwork before your first day! Contact your office if you have any issues or questions about the Silk Road system. Please bring original copies of your ID's on your first day.
What kind of training will I receive?
The project partner will provide training, if necessary.
What are the benefits of serving with ACC?
As an AmeriCorps program, members will receive a living stipend bi-weekly. Following completion of program, members will also receive an AmeriCorps education award. Award amounts are based on hours served (see the 'AMERICORPS BENEFITS' tab to find the "Hours Served-Americorps Awards" table). In addition to the living allowance and education award, members receive professional development opportunities and hands-on experience with environmental and conservation projects, access to examples of partnerships and information for collaborative restoration and community building, and building connections to agencies.
When do I get paid?
Your stipend will be deposited in your bank account bi-weekly throughout your term (see the 'PAYROLL' tab for more information). You will need to fill in your time-sheet every other week when you return from the field.
How can I use my AmeriCorps education award?
Upon successful completion of your term, you will receive the AmeriCorps Education Award. You will be able to access this award through the my.americorps.gov website. It is distributed like a grant and will count as income on your taxes for the year in which you use it. More information can be found at appalachiancc.org/americorps
Where do I stay during my days off?
Typically, we do not provide housing. It is the member's responsibility to find local housing.