AmeriCorps, formerly called the Corporation for National and Community Service or CNCS, is a federal agency working to make service to others an indispensable part of the American experience. AmeriCorps improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. AmeriCorps brings people together to tackle some of the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities and those serving. AmeriCorps helps make service a cornerstone of our national culture. Visit their
website to learn more.
National Service Programs in Kentucky
Learn more about the impact of National Service in Kentucky.
Serve Kentucky only manages the AmeriCorps State programs in Kentucky. Learn more about other available National Service programs below and how to contact them.
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based, and other community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.
To learn more, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website.
To learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA programs in Kentucky, contact the
Midwest Regional AmeriCorps Office.
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based, residential program for men and women ages 18–24. Approximately 2,200 members serve in AmeriCorps NCCC Traditional and FEMA Corps each year. Members are assigned to one of five regional campuses, located in Baltimore, MD, Vinton, IA, Sacramento, CA, Vicksburg, MS, and Aurora, CO. Members remain on campus during initial training and return to campus between projects for “transition.” The remainder of the service term is typically spent away from campus at assigned project locations throughout the given region.
To learn more, visit the AmeriCorps NCCC website.
To learn more about AmeriCorps NCCC efforts in Kentucky, contact Stephanie Chan at the AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region, 2715 Confederate Ave., Vicksburg, MS 39180 at 601-630-4068.
AmeriCorps Seniors connects today’s 55-and-older volunteers with the people and organizations that need them most. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers become mentors, coaches, or companions to people in need or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations. Volunteers receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability.