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.

Excellence in AmeriCorps Award

Recognizing Outstanding AmeriCorps Service and Innovation

We know all our AmeriCorps members and programs make a huge impact in communities across the country. But this year, a few exceptional AmeriCorps... Read More
Hear of Oregon AmeriCorps members hike through the Deschutes National Forest for a team building exercise in May.

Summertime and the Great Outdoors

Today marks the first day of summer, and we can almost hear Mom's voice telling us to go play outside. And, frankly, there's no better time to start... Read More
AmeriCorps member Jennifer Cramer is a Geoscientists-in-the-Parks participant at Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia. Jennifer is particularly proud of the work she’s done to collect data to monitor groundwater responses to extreme weather.

The Many Ways AmeriCorps Members #ServeOutdoors

This June, millions of people will recognize Great Outdoors Month: a celebration of the many ways to enjoy America’s lands and waters. Visitation at... Read More
Senior Corps Senior Companions are helping protect our elders from abuse and fraud.

Standing with Our Elders to Prevent Abuse

Senior Corps has taken an active role in increasing awareness about the threats of fraud and abuse to our nation's seniors. With the approach of... Read More
AmeriCorps member assesses damage after disaster

AmeriCorps, Senior Corps Recognized for Nebraska Blizzard Response

When Winter Storm Ulmer cut its path across the Midwest, Nebraska was one of the hardest hit states. The March storm brought blizzards, rain, and... Read More
Senior Corps volunteer with fellow senior in a beautiful garden

Combating Social Isolation with Service

Senior Corps volunteering improves health, community engagement. America’s older adult population faces a variety of challenges as they age,... Read More
RSVP volunteer smiling at celebratory event

Want a Healthier, Happier Life? Volunteer with Senior Corps

Join CNCS as we celebrate Older Americans MonthCommunity leader, mentor, disaster responder, tutor, patient advocate – these are just a few terms I... Read More
12 Easy Ways to Volunteer

12 Easy Ways to Volunteer

April is a big month for those who give their time to serve; it is National Volunteer Month and National Volunteer Week from April 7-13. The... Read More
Thank you to all the local leaders who recognize #NationalServiceWorks

It’s National Service Recognition Day!

If it’s the first Tuesday in April, it’s time for National Service Recognition Day
AmeriCorps members being sworn into service

How America's Future is Being Made in AmeriCorps

National Service Program Has Opened Path to College and Careers for 25 YearsEverybody has a story to tell, as the saying goes. Within that story... Read More
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