The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service, Serve Kentucky, is a State Service Commission. In addition to overseeing the annual grant competition that awards funding to AmeriCorps State and other community service programs, State Service Commissions determine social needs in their states, set policy and program priorities, provide training and assistance, support national days of service, and promote service and volunteering.
Serve Kentucky was created in 1994 to serve as a conduit for federal funds that support AmeriCorps programs in the commonwealth, encourage and recognize volunteerism and assist in service program development. The commission is a statewide, bipartisan group of up to 25 members, appointed by the governor, with diverse service and volunteerism backgrounds.
Serve Kentucky funding is provided by the
Corporation for National and Community Service and the Kentucky General Assembly. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is the parent agency for the commission, providing administrative support and oversight.
Learn more about State Service Commissions.
To engage Kentuckians in volunteerism and service to positively impact our communities.
Since AmeriCorps began in 1994, more than 11,000 Kentuckians have served more than 17 million hours and have received education awards totaling more than $40.8 million.
Find out more about the current Kentucky AmeriCorps programs and what our programs accomplished last year.
Read Kentucky AmeriCorps Getting Things Done for the Commonwealth commentary by Joe Bringardner.
AmeriCorps Alums, the only nonprofit network for alumni from all AmeriCorps programs, believes national service is the leadership pipeline for the 21st century.
If you are interested in being a project sponsor for a NCCC team in Kentucky, please contact Stephanie Chan at (601) 630-4068. Learn more about AmeriCorps NCCC.
Senior Corps or AmeriCorps VISTA
If you are interested in learning more about Senior Corps and VISTA projects in Kentucky, contact the CNCS State Office at (502) 582-6385.