Thanks for Honoring thosewho #GetThingsDoneduring AmeriCorps Week

Encourage more Americans to follow in their footsteps of service

AmeriCorps Office of External Affairs 

March 22, 2022

Thanks for Honoring those
who #GetThingsDone
during AmeriCorps Week

Thanks to you, the country celebrated the commitment of the millions of Americans who have chosen to serve their country through AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors. News outlets, community leaders, elected officials and even the Second Gentleman took time to stop and thank AmeriCorps members and volunteers. From proclamations declaring AmeriCorps Week to site visits to Day of the A, you made this week possible. Even the US Senate celebrated national service efforts. 

There were so many creative Day of the A pictures this year. From puzzle pieces to tree carvings, you really brought your ‘A game.’ Check out Our House’s picture above.

Help us Grow

After a week of celebrations, we need your help to grow the national service family. Below are current opportunities to serve with AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors. Take a couple of moments to forward this message on or share with your networks.

NCCC Summer of Service 

Fight climate change and make the summer count. AmeriCorps members train at our Aurora, Colo., campus and serve from June-August on an environmental stewardship project (could be anywhere nationwide). Accepting applications for AmeriCorps members and team leaders now through Thursday, March 31Learn more.

AmeriCorps Seniors: Make Giving Back your Second Act

We are committed to helping Americans 55 and older serve their communities. Our AmeriCorps Seniors programs offer opportunities specifically catered to older Americans. Learn more.

VISTA Summer Associate Program

The Summer Associate program offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing project for 8, 9, or 10 weeks during the summer starting in May and ending no later than early September. Applications open now. Learn more.

We have many more opportunities available. Learn more and find your fit.

More opportunities

New Grant Opportunity

$25K grants available to age-integrate national service

During AmeriCorps Week, Generations Serving Together announced a new incentive grant program from Encore.org to bring older and younger generations together to solve problems and bridge divide through national service. All organizations that receive AmeriCorps funding and want to start a new intergenerational initiative or expand a current program are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 22

Read more

AmeriCorps Week in Action

In honor of AmeriCorps Week, CEO Michael D. Smith (above) joined Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and AmeriCorps members to participate in an environmental community service project at an urban garden and park in Northeast Washington, D.C.

From the AmeriCorps Newsroom

National service champions across the country celebrated AmeriCorps Week by recognizing their members, volunteers, and grantees – and worked to help inspire a new generation to consider national service. Agency leaders spent the week meeting with national service community members, and we announced several new initiatives.

Agency-issued Press Releases

AmeriCorps in the News

Share Your Story

We’re always looking for more stories to share. Be sure to share your service story with us to be featured throughout the year.

Share your Story

Thanks for celebrating the impact of our programs and offering your thanks to members and volunteers for making a difference and serving others. Our first-ever social media Thunderclap on Friday brought rousing cheers from Alaska and Hawaii to Texas and West Virginia—and every spot in between.

Together, we can help the country recover and come back stronger. Together, we persevere. Together, we are AmeriCorps. 

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