AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and CNCS Fact Sheets


CNCS Fact Sheet Cover

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.

CNCS Fact Sheet (2019)



AmeriCorps Fact Sheet Preview

AmeriCorps engages approximately 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 Fact Sheet (2019)


Senior Corps

Senior Corps Fact Sheet

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 Corps Fact Sheet (2019)


CNCS Responds to Opioid Crisis

National Service Taking Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis

More than 2.4 million Americans currently struggle with opioid addiction. More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids--nearly double in a decade. This growing crisis is causing devastating effects, placing burdens on workplaces, the health care system, families, states, and communities. Recognizing the severity of the opioid epidemic and the important role national service can play in addressing this challenge, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has significantly increased its support of opioid abuse prevention, education, reduction, and recovery programming as part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to combat the substance abuse and opioid

Opioid Crisis Fact Sheet


CNCS Service by the Numbers

CNCS by the numbers cover page

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.

CNCS Service by the Numbers (2018)


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.

30 Years of Research Infographic (2018)


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.

AmeriCorps Alumni Outcomes Infographic (2016)



Senior Companion Brochure

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.

Senior Companion Brochure


Foster Grandparents Brochure

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.

Foster Grandparents Brochure


RSVP Brochure

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.

RSVP Brochure

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