AmeriCorps Week 2023 is March 12-18
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.
AmeriCorps engages 250,000 Americans each year in sustained, results-driven service through our AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs. These dedicated citizens help communities manage COVID-19 response, ensure students stay on track to graduate, combat hunger and homelessness, respond to natural disasters, fight the opioid epidemic, help seniors live independently, support veterans and military families, and much more.
Join with us as we celebrate the impact of our programs and offer our thanks to members and volunteers for making an impact and serving others together.
Together, we are AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps Week 2022 news
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 Week: A Celebration of National Service
- National Service Return on Investment Studies Reflect Strength of AmeriCorps
- AmeriCorps CEO Tours National Service Projects with Second Gentleman in Washington D.C.
- AmeriCorps Deploys 49 Teams Across Nation
- AmeriCorps CEO Tours National Service Projects in Alabama
- AmeriCorps CEO and Mayor of Birmingham Announce Food Security Initiative in Alabama
- AmeriCorps CEO Tours National Service Projects in Mississippi and Louisiana
- AmeriCorps Week 2022 Honors Americans who Pledge to “Get Things Done”
- AmeriCorps Graduates 80+ Members of FEMA Corps in Vicksburg
In the news
- Inspired to dream, inspired to give: Michael Smith, now leading AmeriCorps, reflects on childhood in Springfield
- AmeriCorps announces food security initiative grant for UAB
- AmeriCorps Week celebrating people helping tackle country's challenges
- Five new West Virginia AmeriCorps projects announced
- Here’s a picture of Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff in a garden picking kale
- AmeriCorps assists Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity with house builds
Recognize, Promote and Engage
AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alumni for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve. This year, we also are inviting local elected officials – from mayors to county executives – to participate in AmeriCorps Week. Below are ways you can get involved.
Recognize and Promote
During AmeriCorps week, we invite you to say, ‘thank you’ to an AmeriCorps member or an AmeriCorps Senior volunteer.
Share videos, photos, and posts on social media giving #AmeriThanks to AmeriCorps members, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers and alums throughout the month of March.
Host a virtual thank you celebration or reach out directly to AmeriCorps members, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers, or alumni
If you’re an AmeriCorps alumnus, share your service story.
Share videos, photos, and posts on social media about your service experience (or AmeriCorps members/AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in your program) during AmeriCorps week and throughout the month of March.
Share your service story on americorps.gov.
Spread the word about AmeriCorps
Share videos, photos, and posts on social media about AmeriCorps throughout the week and the month of March.
Encourage your networks to learn more about AmeriCorps and share ways they can get involved in national service.
Become an Employer of National Service
Help AmeriCorps recruit more people to national service. Share our opportunities in your channels.
AmeriCorps Week is a great time for community leaders to spend time with national service programs and members.
Celebrate your members and volunteers. Take time during the week to thank your members for their service.
Share your impact. Through social media, op-eds, letters to the editor, or other communications channels, take a moment to highlight the impact of the work these members do, share member or alumni stories, and more.
Host an “honorary AmeriCorps member.” Invite an elected official, community leader, school principal, or other local dignitary to see your program in action by becoming an “honorary AmeriCorps member” or by doing a site visit.
State & local proclamations. Help declare March 13-19 AmeriCorps Week in your community by securing AmeriCorps Week proclamations from your city or county council, state legislature, or governors.