PennSERVE encourages, develops, and facilitates volunteerism and service. 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.
PennSERVE is developing a State Service Plan aimed at utilizing service and volunteerism as a solution to the most pressing needs facing Pennsylvania’s communities. Our plan will reflect a strategy to coordinate national service and volunteer service activities across the Commonwealth.
To develop our Plan, we're asking Pennsylvanians to contribute their knowledge, ideas, and concerns. We need your input! Please take 5 – 7 minutes to fill out this
To learn more about AmeriCorps programs in Pennsylvania and opportunities to join AmeriCorps, visit our
AmeriCorps in Pennsylvania and
AmeriCorps State Program Directory pages. To access information about grants to support the development of AmeriCorps programs, visit our
Grant Opportunities page. To find out more about PennSERVE and our plans for service across Pennsylvania, visit