Volunteering

Creating Student Leaders Through Service

After her seventh-grade teacher explained the connection between service and the Peace Corps, a 12-year-old Laura Glaub promised to factor service into her own life. Years later, she pursued opportunities that would support her dream of becoming a social worker. A quick online search led her to Partners for After School Success, a multi-site AmeriCorps program that targets middle and high school students.

MLK Day 2014: Start a Year of Citizen Action

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to improving the world in which he lived—and challenged the rest of us to do the same. He not only championed the equal rights but also equal access to economic opportunity for all Americans. This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service will honor his legacy as hundreds of thousands of Americans pay tribute by serving their communities on Monday, Jan. 20.

National Service: Improving Learning, Strengthening Schools

At a time when America is challenged to improve education and ensure our national growth and prosperity, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is leading a citizen-driven effort to provide students across the country with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in the 21st century.

National Service: Transforming Lives and Communities

Everyday across America, citizens are finding solutions to local problems through national and community service. From increasing high school graduation rates and rebuilding communities struck by natural disasters to mentoring at-risk youth and helping veterans adjust to civilian life, these everyday heroes are strengthening their communities as they transform their own lives.

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AmeriCorps Fact Sheet

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 men and women in intensive service each year at thousands of locations across the country including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups.

Corporation for National and Community Service Fact Sheet

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. As the nation's largest grant-maker in support of service and volunteering, CNCS engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities each year through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and other programs, and leads President Obama’s call-to-service initiative, United We Serve.

Senior Corps Fact Sheet

Senior Corps taps the skills, talents, and experience of more than 330,000 Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges through three programs — RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program, and the Senior Companion Program.

Health Benefits of Volunteering for Older Americans Issue Brief

A growing body of research shows an association between volunteering and mental and physical health benefits. In particular, older volunteers report lower mortality rates, lower rates of depression, fewer physical limitations, and higher levels of well-being.

United We Serve (Serve.gov) Fact Sheet

The President and First Lady launched United We Serve in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service. United We Serve is a nationwide initiative, beginning this summer, to create a sustained, collaborative, and focused effort to meet community needs and make service a way of life for all Americans. The online home of United We Serve is Serve.gov. Fact Sheets and Issue Briefs

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