National Service Blog

Take a look inside the world of national service and volunteering to learn how AmeriCorps and Senior Corps improve lives, foster civic engagement, and strengthen communities across the country.


AmeriCorps and Senior Corps member mobilized to support CVOVID-19 relief in Colorado

AmeriCorps & Senior Corps Answer Colorado's Call to Respond to COVID-19

800+ from AmeriCorps NCCC, VISTA Summer Associates, and Senior Corps RSVP will provide temporary surge capacity for contact tracing with support from... Read More
AmeriCorps members with safety masks stop to pose as they prepare care packages

May 22 Update: AmeriCorps and Senior Corps COVID-19 Response

More than 8,500 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Members Actively Engaged in COVID-19 Emergency Response
Mikah serving with fellow volunteers and the homeless population in his community

AmeriCorps VISTA Helped Save His Life. Now He’s Working to Do the Same.

Nothing went horribly wrong for Mikah Wagner to end up at a homeless shelter at 19. A fight with his stepmom and no other place to go led him to a... Read More
AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers serving during COVID-19, sewing masks, delivering meals

May 14 Update: AmeriCorps and Senior Corps COVID-19 Response

More than 6,275 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Members Actively Engaged in COVID-19 Emergency Response
portrait of Claire Quinlan and picture of Clair hiking in Wyoming

From City Living to Rural Serving, an AmeriCorps VISTA Finds a New Calling

When Claire Quinlan learned that her year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA would be at the Wyoming Department of Health, she was excited for the... Read More

Volunteering Brings out the Best in America

The threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic presents challenges unlike anything we have seen in recent history. Those providing essential services... Read More
AmeriCorps member and army volunteers move surgical masks to donate

Corporation for National and Community Service & AmeriCorps NCCC Donate Surplus N95 Masks to Louisiana

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and its AmeriCorps NCCC program, in coordination with FEMA, donated more than 14,000 N95... Read More
Retired U.S. Army Brig, General Tim McAteer followed his military service career with a term as an AmeriCorps VISTA

From Army General to AmeriCorps VISTA

When it comes to building sustainable change, this isn’t Tim McAteer’s first assignment. He discusses the difficult process with all the nuance and... Read More
A U.S. military veteran in AmeriCorps discusses a plan with a fellow veteran  in front of a laptop computer.

Heroes in Search of Their Next Mission

Veterans Day is a time for us to honor all those who have stepped forward to serve in our Armed Forces. As we thank them for their bravery while in... Read More
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