Why We Recognize
AmeriCorps, the only federal agency tasked with elevating service and volunteerism in America, engages more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in national service at more than 40,000 locations each year.
Through partnerships with schools, faith-based groups, nonprofits, and local agencies, national service members are embedded within the communities they serve, using their ingenuity and training to make a tangible, lasting impact. Whether responding to natural disasters, tackling the opioid epidemic, educating students for the 21st century workforce, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps helps local leaders strengthen their communities.
Celebrate those wearing the AmeriCorps A.
History of National Service Recognition Day
For nearly a decade, the first Tuesday in April was designated as National Service Recognition Day, led by AmeriCorps, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Cities of Service.
When National Service Recognition Day launched in 2013, more than 800 mayors recognized the positive impact of AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in their communities. Since then, thousands of local leaders including city council members, county commissioners, tribal leaders, and state legislators, joined in support and continue to turn to national service to help solve their community’s toughest challenges.
Beginning in 2022, National Service Recognition Day activities were included in AmeriCorps Week.