Volunteers

Current Volunteers, Potential Volunteers

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.

CEO Wendy Spencer in front of CNCS and US flagsOn April 9, 2012, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Wendy Spencer to serve as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). 

CNCS is a federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and other programs.  Together these programs engage more than five million Americans in service and volunteering to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement.

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

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. 

Use these member resources to obtain information, take care of business, and stay informed and connected.

Tools and Information

Manuals and Handbooks

Under the Serve America Act (SAA), all grantees must conduct National Service Criminal History checks on participants and program employees in AmeriCorps, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and any other programs funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) under National Service laws.

National Service Criminal History check regulations have been in effect since November 2007 when two-part checks were first required under specific programs, and only on individuals in recurring contact with a vulnerable population.

Hurricane Sandy Blog Articles

Thank You, Sandy Volunteers (October 29, 2013)

Senior Corps

Senior Corps connects today’s 55+ with the people and organizations that need them most. We help them become mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations. Volunteers receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability.

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