AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and CNCS Fact Sheets
CNCS Service by the Numbers
Building confidence. Improving lives. Strengthening communities. These are all intangible benefits often attributed to volunteering. At the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), we engage millions of Americans in national service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund. Our Office of Research & Evaluation (ORE) channels our passion for volunteering with a commitment to gathering evidence.
AmeriCorps VISTA - 30 Years of Research
Thirty years of research shows that AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members are talented, dedicated individuals whose service builds the capacity of community nonprofit organizations to improve economic outcomes. This infographic reveals the difference that more than 8,500 VISTA members make in their communities.
AmeriCorps Alumni Outcomes
AmeriCorps members may join the program to serve others, but during the adventure, they also gain skills and experience to further their careers. The 2016 AmeriCorps Alumni Outcomes study revealed how the program changes lives, and this infographic shares evidence of that.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. As the nation's largest grant-maker in support of service and volunteering, CNCS engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities each year through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and other programs.
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in service each year, at more than 21,000 locations across the country. More than 1 million members have served in AmeriCorps since 1994
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, residential, team-based program for young adults, age 18-24. Members develop leadership skills and strengthen communities by completing service projects and gaining life experience.
Senior Corps engages volunteers, age 55 and older, to serve communities in so many amazing ways including tutoring and mentoring students, assisting and caring for the elderly, and even supporting relief teams when disasters strike.
Senior Companions are volunteers age 55 and over who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. We help these adults remain independent in their homes instead of having to move to more costly institutional care. Senior Companions give families or professional caregivers a much-needed time off from their duties, run errands, and often provide friendship for their clients.
Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.
RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.