Welcome to RamCorps

RamCorps (a.k.a. the CSUE AmeriCorps Program) is a partnership between CSU Extension and AmeriCorps. RamCorps members have the opportunity to serve across the state of Colorado through CSU Extension Offices and other partner sites.

Our RamCorps team helps get things done in Colorado!

Serving Communities Across Colorado

Colorado State University connects with communities across the state through the Office of Engagement and Extension. RamCorps members help by providing people power and building capacity at local Extension offices.

RamCorps member roles are driven by personal interests and passions. Some past members have focused on:

  • 4-H STEM Programming
  • Afterschool Activities
  • Community Gardening
  • Urban Gardening
  • Food Deserts
  • Community Programming
  • Education Initiatives
  • And so much more!

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Program Alums


Youth Reached


County Partners

Ready to get things done with RamCorps?

I have seen a lot of the kids I teach build friendships with the other kids in the program. I have also seen some kids start to think about what a career in a STEM field could look like and how they want to pursue it.

–Jefferson County AmeriCorps Member

The members have really increased bandwidth, the kids are excited to see them, and it’s great watching the members light up.

–Larimer County Site Supervisor


Do I have to be a student to serve with CSUE AmeriCorps?

Nope! Any member of the community is welcome to serve with the CSUE AmeriCorps Program.

What are the requirements to serve?
  • You must be 18+ years old
  • Pass a background check
  • Show proof of US citizenship or permanent residency
  • You must not have reached your service term limit (4 terms)
Where can I serve?
We strive to place members within their communities of residence. Reach out to program staff to see what local opportunities are available!
Do members get paid?
The CSUE AmeriCorps Program offers a bi-weekly living allowance based on the member’s slot type (three-quarter time, half-time, etc.).
What are the benefits of serving?
  • Biweekly living allowance
  • Educational award upon completion of hours
  • Federal loan forbearance
  • Professional development
  • Strong alumni network
  • And so much more!
I am interested in hosting an AmeriCorps member, what should I do?

Email us at oee_americorps@colostate.edu. Our program staff is happy to walk you through the steps and start the recruitment process.

How long has RamCorps been part of CSU?

Colorado State University Extension and AmeriCorps established a partnership in 2015.

Ever since, CSU has been an AmeriCorps State program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) through Serve Colorado – The Governor’s Commission on Community Service.

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Staff Contacts

Melinda Macpherson
Program Manager

Carli Ianke
Program Coordinator