AmeriCorps' Mission
To improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

AmeriCorps is a national service organization that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in results-driven service. AmeriCorps members provide a minimum number of service hours during a specified period (term of service) to meet critical community needs.



We bridge divides by bringing people together: connecting individuals and organizations to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.


We provide resources and people power to organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. 


We enrich the lives of those we serve and those who serve.


We are the only federal agency for community service and colunteerism. We empower an entire ecosystem committed to the betterment of communities across America.

In 1993, Congress enacted the National and Community Service Act, creating the Corporation for National and Community Service, now called AmeriCorps. President Bill Clinton signed the legislation soon after, and AmeriCorps was launched the following year. AmeriCorps supports a wide range of national service programs and initiatives that improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement and volunteerism. AmeriCorps administers four national service programs: AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps Seniors, and AmeriCorps NCCC.