Research and Reports

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The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) conducts and supports extensive social science research designed to:

  • Measure the impact of our programs and shape policy decisions;
  • Encourage a culture of performance and accountability in national and community service programs;
  • Provide information on volunteering, civic engagement, and volunteer management in nonprofit organizations;
  • Assist in the development and assessment of new initiatives and demonstration projects

The following research reports and analysis examine the impact of CNCS programs on individuals and communities, and report on the state of volunteering and civic life in America.

Trends in Volunteering and Civic Life

Promoting a Culture of Evaluation

Demonstrating Community Impact and Member Development

Measuring Program Performance

National Service In Your State

See the impact service has throughout our nation.

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Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Help improve your community, find your next volunteer opportunity.

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