building a path

Serve Others

What We Do
National and Community Service
The Commission's mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering in the state of New York. The Commission develops and implements a service plan every three years and manages grants and contracts for AmeriCorps programs which, throughout New York State, provide education, economic, environmental, health care, and disaster services.

Choose AmeriCorps

Community Service
AmeriCorps New York
For more than 25 years, AmeriCorps programs have provided service to communities throughout the state of New York.
The Next Generation of Public Health
Public Health AmeriCorps
The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the importance of both public health infrastructure and service to others.

In response, the Commission, AmeriCorps, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have partnered to launch Public Health AmeriCorps!

For more information, please click below.
Pandemic Response
New York State AmeriCorps VISTA Program
New York State has launched an AmeriCorps VISTA program to help New Yorkers recover from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on the program and where to apply, click the links below.
National Service and Volunteerism

Join a network of more than one million strong. Enrich your life and the lives of others while learning valuable skills and earning benefits for your service. No matter where you’re from or what you’re passionate about, AmeriCorps is your chance to bring out the best of America.


Each year, AmeriCorps provides organizations people power and resources to meet their communities' most pressing challenges. Join over 2,500 organizations dedicated to strengthening their communities.

The Best of America

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

New York State Service Plan
On March 18, 2021, the New York State Commission on National and Community Service adopted the New York State Service Plan, which outlines strategies and goals for addressing the needs of New York State communities through service and volunteerism.
Alumni Registration
AmeriCorps Alums
Register as an AmeriCorps Alum to gain access to special benefits, resources, and opportunities.
Change a Life. Become a Mentor.
The New York State Mentoring Program
Help make a real difference in a young person’s life and give them hope for the future.
National Direct Consultation
Multi-State AmeriCorps Programs
Organizations that intend to operate an AmeriCorps program in more than one state or territory must apply directly to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and other national service programs in the United States.

However, prior to submitting an application to CNCS, multi-state applicants must consult with the Commissions of the states in which they intend to operate. Multi-state organizations proposing to operate in New York State should consult with the New York State Commission by submitting the National Direct Consultation Form below.