The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism Is a governor-appointed state entity that encourages Arizonan engagement in service and volunteer efforts and provides oversight and also administers Arizona’s AmeriCorps State programming in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service with funds appropriated by Congress. For more information please visit www.americorps.gov.
The MISSION of the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism is to provide Arizona communities with opportunities to be strengthened through service and volunteerism. The VISION is to build a better Arizona through service and volunteerism.
AmeriCorps was established in 1993 as a way for Americans of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to give back to their communities. AmeriCorps supports programs that can engage AmeriCorps members and volunteers in activities that extend organizational capacity to address critical community needs.
On April 21, 2009, the Serve America Act was signed into law and, which focuses AmeriCorps on key outcomes; builds the capacity of individuals, nonprofits, and communities to succeed; and encourages innovative approaches to solving problems.
In alignment with the Serve America Act, this Arizona AmeriCorps State programs align with six Focus Areas identified by the Act: