Volunteering on MLK Day of Service is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Whether you plan on cleaning up a public space, mentoring a young person, or assisting those who are food insecure, what you do makes a world of difference.Learn more
Donate your time
Over the course of the year, Americans from all walks of life come together in service to others, to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges. These 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 and give the gift of time. Show up for your communities and neighbors, make service a goal, and make a difference.
Find a volunteer opportunity
For decades, AmeriCorps has worked to make service to others an indispensable part of the American experience.
Use the AmeriCorps Volunteer Search, powered by VolunteerMatch, to find an opportunity near you through one of these organizations: AmeriCorps, Idealist, California Volunteers, MENTOR, Volunteer.gov (National Park Service), and VolunteerMatch.
National Days of Service
Two National Days of Service, MLK Day and the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, inspire thousands of individuals and organizations across the country to make volunteering part of their lives. These volunteers make an immeasurable positive impact in their local communities through service each year.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make our communities more equitable and take action to build the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. Observed each year on the third Monday in January, MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service, and AmeriCorps has led this effort for the past quarter century.
The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is a chance to help others in tribute to those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, first responders, and the countless others who serve to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe. On 9/11 Day, Americans will step forward to serve in a remarkable spirit of unity, honor, and compassion.
Volunteering in America
Volunteering in America is a comprehensive report of volunteer highlights and trends in the United States of America. Data includes volunteer rates, rankings, trends, and demographics represented nationally, by state, and in major metropolitan areas.
Volunteer Generation Fund
The Volunteer Generation Fund focuses on investments in volunteer management practices that increase both volunteer recruitment and retention. VGF strengthens nonprofit organizations to recruit and retain volunteers to meet critical community needs. At a time of social need, when Americans of all ages are looking for ways to give back, we need to be ready to engage all those who answer the call to serve.
President’s Service Volunteer Award
America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. The President’s Volunteer Service Award program is a great way to honor this American tradition and thank those who, by demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.