Americorps is a US job training and service learning volunteering program. It places people in programs that serve the community, such as building homes, disaster relief, tutoring, etc.The minimum age to participate in some programs is 17, and 18 for others.
This program requires no specific job skills to apply. Depending on site placement and volunteer interest, the program can last from 3 months to a year. There is a small living stipend for the program, as well as an educational award of up to $6,095 that can be applied to college once the program is completed. Some programs allow you to choose $1800 cash at the end of the program if you do not want the education award.