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The Domestic Peace Corps


AmeriCorps, often called the “domestic Peace Corps,” is a National Service opportunity and part of a country-wide, changing-making movement of over 1 million AmeriCorps members leading change in their local communities. Coming from a range of backgrounds, AmeriCorps members with IEUW commit to serve full-time for at least 1,700 hours and 11-months, receive a living stipend and extensive professional development, and build local capacity and volunteer infrastructure at nonprofits and public schools in the Inland Empire.

Volunteer Opportunities

AmeriCorps VIP Fellows

Join us as a full-time, 11-month AmeriCorps VIP Fellow in service to our community. AmeriCorps VIP Fellows receive a living stipend, education award, extensive professional development, networking and resume-building opportunities, and other benefits. This opportunity is ideal for recent college graduates, and those looking to gain experience in education and/or nonprofits. To learn more about the VIP Fellowship and application process, please contact Alisa Lemke at or (909) 980-2857 ext. 227.

Speakers & Workshop Facilitators

Share your professional expertise with AmeriCorps members to help them in their year of service and future careers. Topics include professional communication, teamwork, leadership, public speaking, resume building, job interviewing, and other skills that will help them improve lives in the Inland Empire. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Alisa Lemke at or (909) 980-2857 ext. 227.

Volunteer at an AmeriCorps Partner Site

Connect with our AmeriCorps members to find volunteer opportunities in the Inland Empire. Some examples include helping high school students apply to college, teaching elementary students about your career field, and mentoring youth of all ages. To get started, please connect with an AmeriCorps VIP Fellow at one of our Partner Sites listed below:

  • Arrowhead United Way is a volunteer driven organization that actively supports health and human services. To volunteer, please contact Annalisa Ramos at
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire helps children realize their potential and build their futures. To volunteer, please contact Crystal Lam at or Giovanna Sanchez at
  • Building a Generation serves children and parents by providing personalized education, support, and connections to community resources, enabling them to become healthy and self-sufficient families. To volunteer, please contact Belinda Jones at
  • Fontana Adult School enables adults to acquire the skills needed to be successful. To volunteer, please contact Vashti Contreras at
  • Inland Empire United Way hosts the AmeriCorps VIP Leader and 3 AmeriCorps VIP Fellows to strengthen volunteer opportunities with Kids Pack, School Tools, and National Days of Service school makeovers. To volunteer, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Jasmine Tate, at
  • Promise Scholars prepares all Ontario-Montclair School District students to be successful in a global society by increasing their high school completion rates and college going rates. To volunteer, please contact Carolyn Hernandez at or Catherine Danh at
  • Trinity Youth Services provides quality short-term residential programs, foster care and adoption services, and mental health programs to traumatized, abused, neglected, and abandoned children.
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