PennSERVE encourages, develops, and facilitates volunteerism and service, which builds upon the talents, strengths, opportunities, and challenges of people and communities in ways which enhance the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. PennSERVE funds and supports national service efforts that engage Pennsylvania residents in strengthening our communities.
Each year, PennSERVE awards approximately $10 million in federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service to AmeriCorps programs in Pennsylvania. AmeriCorps is a national program that provides human and financial resources to help tackle some of our country’s toughest problems. AmeriCorps produces a triple-bottom line return investment, for those who serve, those who are served, and for Pennsylvania’s communities.
Throughout this site, you can learn more about the AmeriCorps programs we support, how your organization might apply for an AmeriCorps grant, volunteer opportunities in the commonwealth, and upcoming events.