New to National Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) plays a vital role in supporting and encouraging the values of citizenship, service, and responsibility. Our support includes training, research, and grants that provide opportunities for Americans to serve and help address critical community needs. Each year, national and community service participants and grantees recruit hundreds of thousands of volunteers, who donate millions of hours of service to their communities.
Getting Things Done
All national service programs address compelling community issues in education, public safety, health and human needs, the environment, and more.
National service participants
- tutor children and adults
- rehabilitate housing for low-income families
- immunize children against preventable diseases
- respond to natural disasters, mentor young people
- help persons with disabilities and the elderly to maintain their independence
- manage after-school programs for social and academic enrichment
- and much more.
National service participants multiply the impact of thousands of organizations, from the nation's leading charities, such as Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, to small faith-based and other community organizations.
CNCS provides financial support through grants and “people power” to more than 2,000 nonprofits that utilize AmeriCorps members in meeting community needs and strengthening the capacity and reach of the organizations where they serve. Additionally, more than 12,000 community nonprofits engage senior volunteers supported by Senior Corps.
Find Volunteers and Members
CNCS offers resources to help you recruit people for your projects, including tools to post your service opportunities online.
- Find AmeriCorps Members Using the Online Recruitment System
- Find Senior Corps Volunteers Using VolunteerMatch.org
- Find Resources for Managing Volunteers and Members
We understand that sometimes you don't need national service participants for your project -- you just need some volunteers. Or you may want lend a helping hand in your neighborhood.
Serve.gov is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time –- and it starts with you.