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Americorps Volunteers

VISTA: A Legacy of Service

Max Finberg | Posted 01.17.2017 | Impact
Max Finberg

Today, millions of Americans from all walks of life will join their neighbors in marking the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to help achieve Dr. King's dream of building a more beloved community. And as we settle into a new year, there is no better time to reflect on the progress we've made as a country and the challenges we still face.

AmeriCorps Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Rep. Gwen Moore

AmeriCorps members have completed over one billion hours of service since 1994, and have had an immense impact on mobilizing communities to work together for a more promising future. As a former VISTA volunteer, I know firsthand the tremendous impact volunteering can have for both the volunteer and the community.

National Service is a "No Brainer"

Terry Branstad | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Terry Branstad

It is no secret in Iowa that service and volunteerism are near and dear to my heart. Service was a core component of my first inaugural address in 1983 and, in my most recent inaugural address in 2011, I highlighted service as part of a new covenant between government and the people we serve.

A Nation of Selfless Service

Ken Harbaugh | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Ken Harbaugh

Imagine what we could accomplish if an army of Americans spent the next year serving in our schools, our hospitals, our communities struggling with poverty or disaster.

AmeriCorps Chaplaincy: A Call To Clergy

Wayne Meisel | Posted 11.14.2012 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

The AmeriCorps Chaplaincy is an idea based on the realities of these experiences and the need to intentionally reach out to and be present for these volunteers. It's amazing how receptive people are if you are open, vulnerable, genuine and there to do what you can

AmeriCorps 'Champions of Change' Deliver Inspiration

Michelle Nunn | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Like our Olympic athletes, AmeriCorps members are the vanguard of a generation. They are doing the critical work of communities -- raising graduation rates, transitioning our veterans back to civilian life and responding to disasters.

Eleanor Goldberg

The ONE Thing Top Presidential Candidates Agree On | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact

The public service AmeriCorps can't accommodate a two-year surge of 62 percent in volunteer applications. But it may be able to count on the winner of...