AmeriCorps and Senior Corps serve and engage the talents of veterans and military families across the country. Our programs and members are committed to this mission and thank those who have served.
National Service Supports Military Families
AmeriCorps and Senior Corps assist community-based efforts to meet the unique needs of military families. Such services include mentorship and tutoring for military children, legal assistance, affordable housing, health care, counseling, and more.
Members also help veterans apply for and explore benefits options. Some AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs work in coordination with Wounded Warrior projects.
National Service Connects Veterans to Volunteer Opportunities
AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs recruit veterans, particularly those who are transitioning from military to civilian life, into service opportunities, including those that utilize military experience.
Hear what Champions of National Service have to say about the power of service to strengthen communities and transform lives.
Rep. Ron DeSantis
6th District of Florida
Rep. Scott Taylor
2nd District of Virginia
Rep. Don Bacon
2nd District of Nebraska
Rep. Jack Bergman
1st District of Michigan
CNCS joined the Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies to commemorate National Veterans and Military Families Month and Veterans Day.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps engaged more than 21,700 veterans in service and assisted 550,800 veterans and military families.
FY 2017 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Fast Facts:
- 20,346 veterans served in Senior Corps
- 361,897 were veterans served by Senior Corps
- 21,700 veterans served as AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to help veterans and military families access benefits, job training, job search resources, safe and affordable housing, and mentorship for children.
- 90 Senior Corps projects were dedicated to, and 1,200 Senior Corps volunteers served at Veterans Affairs facilities across the country.
- AmeriCorps NCCC directly served over 3,500 veterans.
Veterans and Military Families Updates
AmeriCorps for Veterans
AmeriCorps is a great option for veterans who are transitioning back into civilian life. National service helps build a bridge to careers, education, and more. It is a chance to become part of a new community, gain experience and skills, and discover new opportunities. AmeriCorps is a great way to keep serving your country and make a difference in peoples’ lives.
Find the AmeriCorps program that is right for you.
Wounded warriors, veterans, or military spouses can learn more about benefits of national service at our Serve Your Community pages. Nonprofit or state entities can learn more about our competitive grants in our Build Your Capacity section. And, if you are looking for community service opportunities to help veterans and military families in your neighborhood, check out Find Volunteer Opportunities.