While you do get paid during your service year, the living allowance you’re provided can be challenging to live on. Many service year corps members make the most of living allowance by sharing housing, cooking and eating meals together, and taking advantage of benefits and partnerships provided to them by their service year programs.
The living allowance is intended to help you cover basic living expenses while completing your service. Many service year corps members have written about the benefits and challenges that come with living on a service year stipend. The biggest takeaway? You learn to budget!
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In the meantime, check out some of our favorite blog posts about living on the service year stipend: