Peninsula AmeriCorps Service & Support (PASS) through Alternatives, Inc.

Alternatives, Inc. is a nationally recognized youth development agency working to build the social and emotional health of children and youth.  Last year, with the help of their 50 member AmeriCorps team, they were able to impact over 6,000 young people on the Virginia Peninsula.


Alternatives, Inc. is currently accepting applications for PASS AmeriCorps for the following service terms:

  • Summer of Service (mid-May - mid-August 2014)
  • 2014-2015 Academic year (September - April 2014)

Important Application and Interview Information:

  • AmeriCorps Group Interviews will be held Monday, March 31, 6:00-8:00pm at Alternatives, Inc., 2021B Cunningham Drive, Hampton (directly to the right of Cinema Cafe). 
  • Contact Shireen McHenry at Alternatives, Inc. at 838-2330 if you plan to attend.
  • Dress is business casual.
  • Bring your completed application with you to the interview (letter of reference may be turned in at a later date). 

Applications are available:

Additional Information:

  • Admission into AmeriCorps depends on successful completion of a criminal history and background check, as well as a drug screening (paid for by Alternatives, Inc.).
  • PASS AmeriCorps members will gain skills in program development, group facilitation, classroom management and team leadership.
  • AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, varying in amount based on number of hours served: Minimum time Members (300 hours) - $1,780; Quarter time members (450 hours) - $2,750
  • AmeriCorps members who complete their term of service also receive an educational award which can be applied to college loans, tuition, and books: Minimum time members (300 hours) - $1,175; Quarter time members (450 hours) - $1,468
  • For more information, contact Shireen McHenry at 838-2330