The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency helping more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, CNCS taps the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation. CNCS invests in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference across the country. CNCS programs include AmeriCorps (State, National, VISTA, NCCC), Senior Corps, the Volunteer Generation Fund and more.
To learn more about CNCS and its programs, visit their website.
National Service Programs 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 Mallory Debus at the CNCS Kentucky State Office, 600 Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Room 190, Louisville, KY 40202 at (502) 582-6384.
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.
Senior Corps connects today’s 55-and-older volunteers with the people and organizations that need them most. Senior Corps members 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.