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Special Initiatives

Service Recognition

Employers of National Service

Employers of National Service connects AmeriCorps alumni with employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Employers gain access to a dedicated and highly qualified pool of potential employees, and national service alumni increase their workplace opportunity.

National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month is an annual campaign that recruits volunteer mentors to help America's youth achieve their full potential.

National Service Recognition Day

National Service Recognition Day is an opportunity for mayors, county officials, and other solution-oriented local leaders to honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers. These leaders understand the unique role of national service in their communities. 

Presiden't Volunteer Service Award

The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is a program that recognizes individual and group commitments to volunteer service. 


Days of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a federal holiday dedicated to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of his legacy and passion for service. The day encourages community engagement and justice for all.

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts, originally launched in 2002 that promotes community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.



Native American Affairs

Indian Tribes and organizations that support Native American communities have been successfully drawing upon national service resources to meet family and community needs for more than 50 years.

Faith-Based and Community Engagement

Faith-based and other community organizations utilize national service programs and volunteers to grow their mission and engage community members.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities are a major contributor to national service efforts. Students, faculty, staff, and related communites volunteer hours and efforts to local projects and on National Days of Service.


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