Alumni Resources / Beyond VYCC

See where your experiences can take you.

Professional development doesn’t end with your service, so we work with a variety of partners to help you make the most of your time after VYCC.

Did you serve with AmeriCorps? Register for free with the Americorps Alums program and get access to even more benefits, learn about the Career Development Program, and connect with your local Americorps Alums chapter.

Important things to know about your Segal Education Award:

  • You can use your Award to pay for professional development, education, and student loan repayment.
  • These Awards are managed by AmeriCorps, not VYCC.
  • Some tuition-based schools and organizations match Segal Education Awards. This means they provide additional scholarship on top of the award.  
  • You have seven years to use your Award.
  • It takes 4 – 6 weeks for your funds to become available after you complete your term of service.
  • Information is available on the My AmeriCorps Portal and the AmeriCorps hotline: 800-942-2677.

Examples of ways to use your AmeriCorps Education Award:

  • Find schools that match Education Awards:
  • Wilderness Training: Outward Bound, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Wilderness First Aid 
  • Certifications: scuba diving, sign-language cert, yoga teacher 
  • Loan Payment & Further Education: college/university (i.e. tuition, loan payment, supplies, room/board), trade schools 
  • Opportunities Abroad: Global Service Corps, schools overseas (under Title IV)

You can join one of VYCC’s partner organizations to continue making a difference in Vermont. 

Construction and weatherization credentials and internships are available with Vermont Works for Women and ReSOURCE.

Internships in conservation biology, forestry, environmental education, and policy are available with Audubon Vermont.

Learn about AmeriCorps opportunities in Vermont with SerVermont

Find other cons opportunities all across the US, with other members of The Corps Network.

Search for opportunities with AmeriCorps.

Network with fellow alums. VYCC alums belong to a professional network of over 6,500 fellow alumni. Join the Alumni LinkedIn group to connect with other professionals whose careers also began on a VYCC crew.

We know that your story doesn’t end with us! Take this 5-minute survey and let us know where you are, how you’ve been, and what adventures you’ve had since finishing your service.