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Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism
 

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:

 

Disaster Services
Environmental Stewardship

Economic Opportunity 
Healthy Futures

Education
Veterans and Military Families

 
AmeriCorps State programs are part of a network of national service programs that also include AmeriCorps National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC that currently engage approximately 85,000 Americans in service to their country through mostly local, community-based programs.  Senior Corps programs are also included in this network of national service programs.  For more information, please visit www.nationalservice.gov
 

For More Information About Arizona Service and Volunteerism Opportunities:

 
 

For More Information about the Governorís Commission on Service and Volunteerism

 
 
Resources for Arizona AmeriCorps State Programs
 

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Staff Contact:
Bob Shogren
(602) 364-2248
bshogren@az.gov
 

   

 
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