Pre-Boarding

Now that you have accepted your position with the City of Dubuque's AmeriCorps Program, there are a few things that we need to check off our lists so that you're ready for your journey!

My.AmeriCorps.Gov Enrollment


Completing your Enrollment on My.AmeriCorps.Gov is the MOST important step to beginning your service with our AmeriCorps Program. This system is connected to your identity with the federal government, so your social security and citizenship status will be verified prior to your enrollment.

  • You will be receiving an email invitation from the My.AmeriCorps.Gov System, inviting you to create an account and complete the enrollment form.
  • If you already have a My.AmeriCorps.Gov account, you will need to log into your account and complete the enrollment form located on the left of the screen.
  • Once you have created an account, you will have the ability to complete your Enrollment Form. To complete this form, you are required to provide your contact information, along with additional information about yourself such as your educational background and citizenship status, for Corporation records. You must complete the Enrollment Form in order to be successfully enrolled in the National Service Trust and receive your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Access to your Education Award is granted upon successful completion of service. If you have trouble completing this form, you should contact me at hsatterl@cityofdubuque.org  immediately.

Written instructions on this process are found HERE.

NOTE: There is currently a new process in this form that verifies citizenship. If you have had a name change in the past (ie: marriage), or you were born outside of the United States (US Citizen board abroad, naturalized citizen, etc), we may require you to provide documentation to manually verify you in the AmeriCorps system. Please work to locate the following items:

Required Government Authorized Documentation: 

  • A government issued photo ID
  • Signed Social Security Card

Acceptable Documents for U.S Citizens and U.S. Nationals:

  • United States Passport
  • Birth Certificate showing that the individual was born in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands*
  • Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (FS-240) issued by the State Department*
  • Certificate of Birth-Foreign Service (FS 545) issued by the State Department*
  • Certification of Report of Birth (DS-1350) issued by the State Department*
  • Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570) issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561) issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Acceptable Documents for Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens of the United States:

  • Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551
  • Alien Registration Receipt Card, Form I-551
  • Passport indicating that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
  • Departure Record (Form I-94) indicating that the USCIS or U.S. Customs and Border Protection has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence*

Verification Process Information:

  • Documentation must be clear and legible
  • All documentation is securely stored and transmitted to the federal government electronically

Documentation should be submitted to the AmeriCorps Director through this encrypted Sharefile Link: https://cityofdubuque.sharefile.com/r-r942cf18dda7946918f625c387ba28be3 (if this link has expired, please contact the AmeriCorps Director)

Completing Payroll & Tax Documents


The living allowance is paid in equal increments while members are actively serving.  They are expected to serve in accordance with the service schedule as outlined in the member position description or follow the requirement of the program/host site to make alternate arrangements.  Living allowance will be distributed bi-weekly by direct deposit.

The living allowance is designed to help members meet the necessary living expenses incurred while serving in the AmeriCorps Program. The program cannot pay a living allowance on an hourly basis. It is not a wage and cannot fluctuate based on the number of hours the member serves in each time period.

The living allowance is taxable, and taxes will be deducted directly from the living allowance.

The Payroll and Tax documents will be sent to the AmeriCorps Member via Adobe Sign by the AmeriCorps Director.

The program does need a copy of Government Authorized Documentation to complete the appropriate tax paperwork. The documentation must be clear and legible and all documentation is securely stored in the AmeriCorps Member's files.

Government Authorized Documentation should be submitted to the AmeriCorps Director through this encrypted Sharefile Link: https://cityofdubuque.sharefile.com/r-r942cf18dda7946918f625c387ba28be3 (if this link has expired, please contact the AmeriCorps Director) 

Required Government Authorized Documentation: 

  • A government issued photo ID
  • Signed Social Security Card

Acceptable Documents for U.S Citizens and U.S. Nationals:

  • United States Passport
  • Birth Certificate showing that the individual was born in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands*
  • Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (FS-240) issued by the State Department*
  • Certificate of Birth-Foreign Service (FS 545) issued by the State Department*
  • Certification of Report of Birth (DS-1350) issued by the State Department*
  • Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570) issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561) issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Acceptable Documents for Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens of the United States:

  • Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551
  • Alien Registration Receipt Card, Form I-551
  • Passport indicating that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
  • Departure Record (Form I-94) indicating that the USCIS or U.S. Customs and Border Protection has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence*