AmeriCorps in Virginia is a network of service programs dedicated to addressing critical community needs, empowering members to make a tangible impact on education, environmental stewardship, public safety, health, and economic opportunity throughout the Commonwealth.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.
Thousands of people serve in AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors every year. AmeriCorps members and volunteers serve at local organizations, connecting individuals and organizations to help communities tackle their toughest challenges. National service through AmeriCorps comes in all shapes and sizes—Join a network of one million individuals who have made a difference across the country, and partner or join AmeriCorps today!
AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs exist throughout the service and volunteer landscape. See full program descriptions below!
Are you an organization looking to connect individuals with volunteer opportunities throughout the community?
Are you an organization looking to connect volunteers with children who need extra support?
Are you an organization looking for a team of AmeriCorps members that can complete service projects responding to local communities’ needs?
Are you an organization looking for resources to help overcome poverty in the local community, primarily through capacity building?
Are you an organization looking for grants that support AmeriCorps members in meeting critical needs in the community through primarily direct service?
The Impact of AmeriCorps
Local Service Sites
AmeriCorps and Local Funding
AmeriCorps Senior and AmeriCorps Members
AmeriCorps Scholarships Earned Since 1994
Virginia Fast Facts
- 3,803 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers served in Virginia in 2021
- 400 service sites hosted those members and volunteers, including schools, food banks, youth centers, state parks, local government, and other nonprofit and faith-based organizations
- $17.8 million was invested in AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs in 2021, including over $9 million in federal funds
- Since 1994, more than 21,000 Virginians have served in AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors, contributing more than 33 million hours of service in Virginia
- $77.3 million in Segal Education Awards have been earned by AmeriCorps members since 1994 to use on qualified education expenses, like higher education and vocational training
AmeriCorps funding in Virginia is provided through federal grants administered by Serve Virginia, supporting a diverse range of service projects to improve communities across the state. This financial support enables AmeriCorps members to tackle pressing issues while gaining valuable skills, experience, and educational benefits through their service.
AmeriCorps State Programs
Eligible organizations, including faith-based and community organizations, higher education institutions, and public agencies, receive grant awards to support their AmeriCorps programs and members in meeting critical community needs.
You’ve joined AmeriCorps, and Virginia will be a better place as a result of your service. Thank you! Please visit our page linked below and learn how you can continue to make an impact in Virginia.
National Service Awards
National Service Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals, organizations, and communities who demonstrate exceptional commitment, impact, and innovation in the realm of volunteerism and national service.
These awards are presented in partnership by the Virginia Service Commission and the Virginia Service Foundation. The Awards are presented in the following categories:
- AmeriCorps State
- AmeriCorps VISTA
- AmeriCorps Seniors
- AmeirCorps/AmeriCorps Seniors Alum
Join AmeriCorps Today!
Are you ready to make a lasting impact in your community while gaining valuable skills and experience? Explore AmeriCorps opportunities in Virginia, connect with like-minded individuals, and start your journey towards creating a better tomorrow.