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.


Governor Reynolds served alongside AmeriCorps members, learning about new initiatives in Iowa to address rising food insecurity as a result of COVID-19 and the economic recession.

Iowa Governor Visits AmeriCorps Site Tackling Food Insecurity

Governor Reynolds served alongside AmeriCorps members, learning about new initiatives in Iowa to address rising food insecurity as a result of COVID-... Read More
Chicago skyline and AmeriCorps logo

AmeriCorps Members Helping Illinois Respond to COVID-19

Last week, I visited an AmeriCorps program at Chicago’s Northwestern Settlement. Visiting AmeriCorps members in Illinois is always special for me... Read More
AmeriCorps members serving with the Grenada School District in Mississippi distribute summer meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 19: COVID-19 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Story Round-Up

AmeriCorps and Senior Corps continue to get things done for America.
AmeriCorps member sorts food at a food bank

June 11: AmeriCorps and Senior Corps COVID-19 Response

More than 9,400 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Members Actively Engaged in COVID-19 Emergency Response.
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
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