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AmeriCorps staff

National Volunteer Week is April 17-23


America is a country built on service. From our earliest days, Americans have stepped forward to help neighbors and tackle our toughest challenges. During National Volunteer Week, April 17-23, AmeriCorps shines a light on the enduring contributions of volunteers and encourages all Americans to discover their own power to make a difference.

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

How to Celebrate

Encourage volunteering in your community.

Join AmeriCorps and encourage your networks to give the gift of time. Show up for your communities and neighbors, make service a goal, and make a difference. Promote finding volunteer opportunities on AmeriCorps Volunteer Search.

Take action on Earth Day.

Take action on Earth Day

Earth Day also happens during National Volunteer Week. Encourage your networks to take action for a greener and cleaner future by volunteering.

Promote finding volunteer opportunities on the AmeriCorps Volunteer Search and using the special "Earth Day" checkbox for opportunities happening specifically to support the environment and climate efforts.

Promote two national days of service.

America's two national days of service are MLK Day and the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. These national days of service bring the country together with people volunteering simultaneously across the nation. Encourage your networks to serve during the months of September and January.

Say thank you.

Share why you are thankful for volunteers on social media with posts or videos. Express your thanks to those making a difference in your communities.


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Take the Pledge

Americans from all walks of life come together in service to others, to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges. Volunteers are essential to our nation’s economic and social well-being. They are the lifeblood of our schools and shelters, hospitals and hotlines, and civic, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations across the country.


Join AmeriCorps during National Volunteer Week and give the gift of time. Show up for your communities and neighbors, make service a goal, and make a difference. Take the pledge today and commit to serve.

Commit to Serve

This National Volunteer Week join with us as we celebrate the impact volunteering across the nation and offer thanks to those who give their time, energy and talents to make an impact and serve others.