Become a Full Time Member

Applications for Year 26 are Closed.

Applications for Year 27, starting September 2020, will open in February 2020.

To apply: 

1. Submit your application at along with two references


2. Download and Save the AmeriCorps St. Louis Application. You must open it, save as a PDF, and send the completed application to along with two references. Use this Reference Form.

Note: Both references must be submitted for your application to be considered. 


Liana Kopp,

Years 20-21

"The skills I am leaving this program with are too many to count.

More importantly, I learned how to be a better friend and teammate, how to lead a group of my peers, how to be flexible in ever changing conditions. I became a more outgoing and capable person. And I made some of the best friends I will ever have."


Emergency Response Team

Position begins mid-September 2020 -- Applications accepted on a rolling basis in February.

Change your world, change your life! Spend a year assisting disaster-affected communities, fighting wildfires, and conserving natural resources with a team of passionate people committed to making a real difference. Are you ready for your next adventure?

The AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team (ERT) is making real advances in both disaster response and environmental stewardship. The ERT is a multi-functional rapid deployment group that has been called out nationally to floods, tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, search and rescue, ice storms, and terrorist attacks. When not involved in disaster response, the ERT assists the Missouri Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service, and local Missouri organizations with trail building and maintenance, habitat restoration, invasive species removal, prescribed burning, and other natural resource projects.

ERT Members must be in good physical condition for the duration of the term and have the ability to function as supportive and dependable teammates, even in times of extreme stress and adversity. A love for the outdoors and traveling is desired as ERT Members spend most of their service out of town, living communally in rustic conditions. On any given day, an AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team Member could:

  • Provide immediate and long-term relief in areas affected by natural disasters

  • Restore Missouri forests, river-ways, and recreation areas

  • Build and maintain trails, bridges, cave gates and more

  • Fight wildland fires or participate in prescribed burns in Missouri

  • Conduct disaster response and preparedness trainings for communities and other national service organizations

All ERT Corps Members will receive an intensive orientation including: team building and leadership skills, introduction to disaster services, chainsaw and other power equipment operations, supporting people in crisis, risk management approaches, Incident Command System, emergency communications, and basic emergency medical care.

Learn more about how our Members grow during their service.


The relationships I have formed while serving with AmeriCorps St. Louis are irreplaceable. And that is a lesson Joplin helped reinforce. In a time where technology removes so much of personal contact, I am reminded that trusted relationships cannot be replaced. There is so much to be gained, personally and for the mission, by sincerely caring about those you serve and work alongside.
— Quinn Gardner, Years 15-18