Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS)
Kentucky's Celebration of the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary
This year marks the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and Kentucky held a statewide celebration in downtown Louisville on Sept. 12, 2014 for AmeriCorps members and alumni serving in Kentucky.
Our celebration was a huge success. Visit our AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary page for news, photos and updates from Kentucky's events!
Visit our Kentucky AmeriCorps Alums page for information about the leadership awards and Kentucky's Alums chapter.
2014-15 Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs
The KCCVS is excited about our 14 Kentucky AmeriCorps programs, which started September 1, 2014.
Find out more about the current Kentucky AmeriCorps programs and how to apply for open member positions.
*New to Kentucky's portfolio
- Build Corps
- Disaster Services Corps
- Economic Empowerment Corps
- FRYSC Corps
- Kentucky College Coaches
- PartnerCorps STEM*
- PartnerCorps School TurnAround*
- REACH CORPS
- Senior Connections
- Teach For America - Appalachia*
- UNITE Service Corps
I Want to Join AmeriCorps PSA
Five years ago, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act made it possible for even more Americans to get things done. Now it's your turn.
Do you want to help a child succeed in school? Or help seniors remain independent? Or teach disaster preparedness?
Share this 60-second PSA with your friends, family and anyone else who is ready to "Get Things Done."
AmeriCorps Alums, the only nonprofit network for alumni from all AmeriCorps programs, believes national service is the leadership pipeline for the 21st century.
The KCCVS is proud to be a partner of AmeriCorps Alums 20th Anniversary Membership Campaign.
Are you an alum of AmeriCorps? Are you registered? Join, for free, today.
If you are interested in being a project sponsor for a NCCC team in Kentucky, please contact Stephanie Gittinger, (601) 630-4068. Learn more about AmeriCorps NCCC.
Governor's Awards for Volunteerism and Service
Gov. Steve Beshear honored 14 groups and individuals from across the state for their volunteer and service at a ceremony in Frankfort July 22, 2014.
Gov. Beshear and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Dep. Sec. Eric Friedlander presented the Governor’s Awards for Volunteerism and Service at the Governor’s Mansion.
Gov. Beshear said the event was a chance to honor the state’s leaders and innovators – volunteers and national service members – and the example they set for others.
“It’s been said that a lot of people doing a little bit can make a big difference,” he said. “You have shown that one person doing a lot, can cause a wave of change.”
Find the recipient list and more information on the Awards page.
Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service
Sixty-four Kentucky mayors participated in the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 1. The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is a nationwide bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service in our cities, to thank those who serve and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities.
Check out photos on the KCCVS Facebook page and learn more about the national effort on the CNCS website.