Find out how becoming a member of The Corps Network can benefit your organization! To get started on an application, or for any questions related to membership, please contact Bobby Tillett, Member Services Manager, [email protected], 202-737-6272 x 113.
Click here for the membership guide.
What are the membership levels?
- FULL MEMBERS
Service and Conservation Corps
Any unit of government or any private or quasi-public, not-for-profit organization operating a crew-based Service or Conservation Corps. The Corps Network defines a Corps as a comprehensive youth development and service program that engages young people in crew-based service to their community.
Individual Placement Program
Any unit of government or any private or quasi-public, not-for-profit organization operating an Individual Placement Program with a conservation or environmental focus.
Any youth program that is in the process of developing a Service and Conservation Corps program but has yet to fulfill all five membership criteria. Programs are only permitted to remain in the Emerging Corps category for two consecutive fiscal years.
- AFFILIATE MEMBERS
Any government agency or organization interested in promoting and assisting Corps, including those which operate similar programs or are starting a Corps. Representatives may serve on committees and can request basic technical assistance.
- AMERICORPS BASIC MEMBERS
A program, other than a Corps, which has AmeriCorps-funded participants, may become an AmeriCorps Basic Member for the benefit of participating in TCN’s Health Insurance program (NOTE: Several AmeriCorps State Commissions are members of The Corps Network. TCN membership dues are waived for AmeriCorps grantees that receive funding from these State Commissions. Visit our Members by State page to check whether your State Commission is a member).
Why should my organization join The Corps Network?
By joining The Corps Network, you become actively engaged in the national movement advancing Service and Conservation Corps. We’ll help you develop quality, sustainable programs and reach more people.
The Corps Network…
- Is a powerful advocate in Washington, promoting legislation and seeking federal funding opportunities.
- Can give you access to project and funding opportunities.
- Helps you develop new relationships and partnerships.
- Provides best practices on Corps operations and programming.
- Helps your Corps attract attention and resources by sharing your Corps’ accomplishments on a national level.
What are the benefits?
Depending on your membership level, you may have access to all or some of the following benefits.
- Access to the Corps Coop (a Group Purchasing Organization).
- Access to the Department of Interior Federal Credit Union for your employees, volunteers, and their family members.
- Our Weekly E-Newsletter, The Crewleader
- Opportunity to access AmeriCorps Education Awards
- Opportunity to undergo our Accreditation process and utilize our national cooperative agreements with agencies like the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service
- Access to health insurance program for Corpsmembers
- Access to Members-Only resource library
- Discounted registration to The Corps Network’s annual National Conference