AmeriCorps Members provide instruction to inmates within 6 months of release throughout the state prison complex system and reentry centers. AmeriCorps Members work in teams to support the Arizona Department of Correction teachers and Correction Officers in educating inmates preparing to exit the state prison complex and re-enter their communities.
Through educational programs for inmates such as: release and reintegration, instruction in changing offender behavior, money management, basic education, literacy, substance abuse treatment, community resources, money management and parenting for inmates AmeriCorps members aid in expanding the Arizona Department of Correction's capacity to provide services to inmates. AmeriCorps Members help better prepare them for obtaining and maintaining legitimate employment upon re-entry and reducing recidivism rates.
To aid in reducing recidivism by 25% in 10 years by providing inmates with the knowledge and resources needed to be successful upon release.
What is AmeriCorps and where do AmeriCorps Members serve?
The Arizona Department of Corrections AmeriCorps Program is a program of the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. CNCS engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteer and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.
AmeriCorps Members serve in select state prison complexes and reentry centers throughout Arizona with programs such as:
Arizona State Prison Complexes
Douglas- Douglas, AZ 85607
Eyman- Florence, AZ 85132
Florence- Florence, AZ
Lewis- Buckeye, AZ 85326
Perryville- Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phoenix- Phoenix, AZ 85008
Safford- Safford, AZ 85546
Tucson- Tucson, AZ85734
Winslow- Winslow, AZ 86047
Yuma- San Luis, AZ 85349
Maricopa Reentry Center- Phoenix, AZ 850297
Pima Reentry Center- Tucson, AZ 85713
Service locations are determined based on the need of the location and distance for the AmeriCorps Member
~ Coming Soon ~
The Arizona Department of Corrections AmeriCorps Program needs you!
AmeriCorps Team Leaders- 900 hours
· 18 years of age or older
· Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or legal permanent resident alien of the United States
· Ability to commit to described term of service
· Desire to serve in a prison environment and teach inmates
· Ability to pass multiple background checks, drug and alcohol test
- Earn a Living Allowance
- Education Award upon completion of service to help pay for college, graduate school, vocational training, certificate programs, or repay student loans
- Student loan deferment
- Skills and training
- Potential career opportunities
- Serving your country and giving back
- Potential to serve and earn internship hours for college programs**
Apply to Serve
Submit your resume at azstatejobs.azdoa.gov
Apply online at my.americorps.gov
Select Arizona Department of Corrections as the Program
What steps would I take to be considered?
The process can take up to 2-3months
What happens if I make it to Step 5 and I am selected?
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the State of Arizona’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by law. All individuals are to be treated in a fair and non-discriminatory manner throughout the employment process.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The State of Arizona follows the ADA, as amended, by ensuring equal employment opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities and by providing employees, visitors, and contractors with equal access to facilities, programs, and services. For additional assistance, contact your agency’s Human Resources office.