The purpose of this study was to determine how AmeriCorps State and National volunteers in school settings think the experience has influenced them, their goals, and future plans. I used semi structure interviews to investigate this question. Members I interviewed talked about the first-hand teaching experience they receive through volunteering, teamwork, networking within the school system, personal growth, and an increased willingness to serve their communities. The discussion of these elements suggests their importance to volunteers, future employers, university education programs, and service program directors.
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