Our Apologies

The application for this year has now closed, unfortunately. We hope to see you apply next year.

For an example of this year’s process and timeline, take a look below.


The application for joining the corps for the 2017-2018 school year isn’t yet available. See the timeline below and sign up for our mailing list so you’re the first know when it’s open!

Application and Selection Process

January 8, 2016
The application opens. You’ll get a message on this date if you sign up for email updates.

March 15, 2016
The application closes at 6:00 PM PT.

April 2016
In this first round, FoodCorps staff and alumni review applications.

Early May 2016
You’ll hear about your application status no matter what. If you make it to the second round, one of our state programs will consider your application. Remember, you can select your top three preferred states on your application.

May 2016
Service Sites will select some of the ten candidates they’re considering for interviews.

Early June 2016
Service Sites’ first choice candidates will receive offers and everyone else is put on the waiting list. If a first choice candidate declines, we’ll move on within the waiting list. If you haven’t heard from us yet, we’ll let you know once all of the positions in your state have been filled.

August 2016
If you’ve accepted an offer, you’ll join us in person in Portland, Oregon for a week of training!

While you’re waiting for the application to open, learn more by reading our Stories of Impact.

Follow us online to learn when the application opens.