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The Southern Tier Americorps Resource Team was not awarded a grant for 2016 to fund the community programs.

Please contact the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau either by phone at 716-938-2601 or use their contact form.

Apply for AmeriCorps Online

Interested in Joining AmeriCorps?

To apply for AmeriCorps online, go to

Step 1

You will be required to register with the system.

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address

Click “Next”

  • Citizenship
  • City of Birth
  • State of Birth
  • Country of Birth
  • Gender
  • Earliest Availability
  • Are you moving in the next 6 months

Click “Next”

  • Mailing Address
  • Street Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Phone Number
  • Permanent Address (If the same as mailing address select “To use your mailing address as your permanent address click here”)

 Click “Next”

  • Highest Level of Education
  • Are you a veteran?
  • Do you speak any foreign languages?
  • Do you have a valid driver’s license?
  • Skill Areas
  • Interests and Additional Information

Click “Finish”

An email containing instructions for the next steps will be emailed to you.


Thank you for registering for the My AmeriCorps portal. We have completed your registration and you may now access the system. Please click on the access link below to create a username and password for your personalized My AmeriCorps account.


Once you have created a username and password, you must log into your account within 72 hours to complete the registration process.

Please do not reply to this message. If you have any questions or need further assistance please click on "Contact My AmeriCorps" on the My AmeriCorps website or call 1-800-942-2677.


Step 2

  • Create and enter a user name
  • Create and enter a password (Your password must contain at least one uppercase letter, at least one lowercase letter and at least one digit.)
  • Profile Privacy (check box)
  • Email Notifications (check box)

Click “Save”

Once you successfully log into My AmeriCorps, select “Applications” located in the left column at the top. This will allow you to complete the application. Information that must be completed includes:

  • Employment History
  • Skills & Experience
  • Community Service
  • Education
  • Motivational Statement
  • Criminal History
  • Optional Information
  • References

References: You will be required to submit a request for at least two references to complete the reference form for you. You should select people who you know well and who are familiar with your personal background, education, employment, and/or professional skills. You should not ask a family member, peer, classmate, co-worker or friend to serve as a reference. Consider asking work supervisors, clergy, teachers, counselors, coaches, or someone else familiar with your motivation and community involvement. Information required include reference’s name, email address, title, organization, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number, work number. Phone number and work number are not required, however, all other information is required.

At the bottom you will see, “Click Here” to e-mail a reference request to the contact provided above. An email with instructions will then be sent to your reference. The email will state the following…

AmeriCorps engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in results-driven service opportunities sponsored by thousands of local and national non-profits, public agencies, and faith-based community organizations.

YOUR NAME is applying to be an AmeriCorps member. The applicant indicated that you would be able to evaluate his or her qualifications and provide us with a candid recommendation.

The success of AmeriCorps largely depends upon an appropriate match between programs and members. Considerable value is placed on personal references during the application review and selection process. To complete a reference form for this applicant, please click on the link provided below.


Thank you for taking the time to fill out the AmeriCorps reference form. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Please do not reply to this message. If you have any questions or need further assistance please call 1-800-942-2677.


Step 3

Once your references have responded, you will need to assign the references to your application.

  • Click on “Application “
  • Click on “Edit”
  • Click on “References”
  • Select two of the references you would like included with your application and then select “finish application”

At this point, you will need to search listings using the “Search Listings” link in the left column.

  • Scroll to the bottom and click on “Search Listings”
  • Select “AmeriCorps State/National” for Program Type
  • Select “New York” for State
  • Enter “ START” for Program Name
  • Click on “START Southern Tier AmeriCorps Resource Team”
  • Select “Apply Now”

You will then be taken to the certification page to certify that you are over the age of 18 and certify that all of the information you have provided is true and correct.

Click “Submit”

You will then receive confirmation that your application has been submitted.

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