Five Colleges and Universities Earn Presidential Honor for Community Service

Make Service Your Valentine’s Gift

So, tomorrow is Valentine's Day and florists will be scrambling to fill orders and chocolate consumption is expected to rise by maybe a jillion percent. Suppose we take this day dedicated to love and use it to show that we have big hearts by serving or giving to others?

More Scenes from the MLK Weekend of Service

A new video and photos from the National Day of Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service show the enthusiasm of people around the nation as they used the time to volunteer during the holiday weekend. Check them out below.

Get Involved on the MLK Day of Service

One of the greatest things about the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is that when we pause to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the civil rights leader, we are also inspired to answer what he called life's most persistent question: “What are you doing for others?” We can respond with action via MLK Day projects and National Day of Service activities surrounding the upcoming inauguration.

A Snapshot of Volunteering and Civic Life in America

The new "Volunteering and Civic Life in America" report gives researchers at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) a chance to examine some of the trends in these two important areas of life across the United States. This data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 51 cities provides a snapshot of how Americans are coming together to improve our communities and who is leading the way.

Volunteering Rate Jumps in Georgia, Atlanta Area Also Sees Increase

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 (All day)


Washington, D.C. Volunteers in Georgia demonstrated their commitment to improving their communities in a variety of ways last year, as the volunteer rate jumped 4 percent in the state, according to the Volunteering and Civic Life in America (VCLA) report released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Almost two million Georgia volunteers served almost 294 million hours, which is valued at $5.9 billion.

Volunteering Among Americans Hits Five-Year High

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 (All day)


Parents of school-aged children volunteer at higher rate than overall population; nation's education chief says schools are an essential hub for civic activity

Washington, D.C. – As the holiday season spotlights charitable contributions and acts of kindness, a new national study shows that Americans significantly increased their commitment to volunteering and civic engagement in 2011, with the national volunteer rate reaching a five-year high.

What Inspires You to Serve?

Our friends weigh in often on our Facebook page with comments, opinions, and all kinds of interesting observations.

The latest fill-in-the-blank status update is: “I'm inspired to volunteer by ____________”

Make a Difference This Weekend

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) supports volunteer service across the nation, and we couldn't let this weekend pass without saluting the millions who will take part in the annual Make a Difference Day. You can still find a project and join them if you hurry.


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