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Introducing the New Home for National Service and Volunteering

Welcome to the new online home for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). You’ve probably noticed that we’ve made a few changes to the look and feel of our site, so we’ve put together this short guide to navigating the site and finding what you need.

Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs -- Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund -- and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. 

As the nation’s largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s challenges through service. 

CEO Wendy Spencer in front of CNCS and US flagsWendy Spencer began serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) on April 9, 2012, shortly after being nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is an equal opportunity government agency with rewarding opportunities across the country.

The vast majority of these opportunities are volunteer (or “member”) positions made available through Senior Corps and AmeriCorps.

To learn about opportunities available through these programs, please use our Interactive Program Selector to help you determine which program is right for you.

Employment opportunities at CNCS

The Board of Directors sets policies and direction for the Corporation for National and Community Service and is responsible for all actions taken by the Chief Executive Officer with respect to standards, policies, procedures, programs, and initiatives as are necessary to carry out the mission of CNCS.

People—diverse, passionate and committed—make America strong. Through national service and volunteering, Americans from all walks of life contribute to their communities and the nation. Today’s social and economic challenges are complex and require comprehensive, integrated and innovative approaches to shape solutions that work. Engaged citizens are at the center of these solutions.

In 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) was established to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. It merged the work and staffs of two predecessor agencies, ACTION and the Commission on National and Community Service.

At its inception, CNCS was directed to manage three main programs:

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