Submitted by eschneider on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 19:23
AmeriCorps staff

Mark your calendars! AmeriCorps Week is March 13-19. During AmeriCorps Week we recognize the commitment of the millions of Americans who have chosen to serve their country through AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors, and encourage others to follow in their footsteps of service.

Service brings people together and bridges divides, and that's what our members, volunteers, and programs do each and every day. From local leaders and elected officials – to partners and grantees – to current members, volunteers, and alumni – we invite all to participate in the weeklong celebration.

You're invited to celebrate with us throughout the week. Visit our website for more information and follow the digital conversation about AmeriCorps Week and the days leading up to it on AmeriCorps' Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Engage with us During AmeriCorps Week

Host an “honorary AmeriCorps member”.

Invite media, an elected official, a community leader, school principal, AmeriCorps alumnus, or other local dignitary to see AmeriCorps in action by becoming an “honorary AmeriCorps member” or by doing a site visit. In previous years, we've seen leaders from across the country participate in their local communities.

In the photo below, former superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, Keith Ballard, Ph.D., took the pledge to be a member for a day. Other examples include Rep. Elissa Slotkin serving at the Howell Nature Center and even middle school students switching places with AmeriCorps educators during AmeriCorps Week.

Celebrate AmeriCorps During Day of the A: Thursday, March 17.

Show off your AmeriCorps gear – new logo, old logo – it doesn’t matter! Don your favorite tee, break out your old baseball cap, or show off your AmeriCorps-themed arts and crafts project. Take a photo and share it on your personal social media channels in honor of the #DayoftheA. Don't forget to tag @AmeriCorps and use the hashtag #DayoftheA in your posts.

Day of the A is Coming Graphic

Additional Ways to Engage

Share AmeriCorps' Impact. Through op-eds, letters to the editor, or other communications channels, you can highlight the impact of the work members do in your community.

Spread the word about AmeriCorps. Share videos, photos, and stories on social media about AmeriCorps or your own experience throughout the week. Be sure to tag @AmeriCorps in your posts.

Declare AmeriCorps Week in a state or local proclamation. Help declare March 13-19 AmeriCorps Week in your community by securing AmeriCorps Week proclamations from your city or county council, state legislature, or governor. Samples are in our Social Press Kit.

Say thank you. Share why you are thankful for AmeriCorps. Create a 15-30 second video expressing your #AmeriThanks to those making a difference in your communities. If you are an AmeriCorps member or alumnus, share your story. Learn more.

Share your story. We're always looking for more stories to share. Be sure to share your service story with us to be featured during AmeriCorps Week or throughout the year!

This AmeriCorps Week join with us as we celebrate the impact of our programs and offer our thanks to members and volunteers for making an impact and serve others. Together, we can help the country recover and come back stronger. Together, we persevere.   

Together, we are AmeriCorps.