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Americorps Volunteers

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...