185,000 Americans to be Recruited Across the Nation for 9/11 and MLK Days of Service and Volunteer Generation Fund
AmeriCorps announced $13 million to support 45 organizations focused on engaging community members in volunteer activities
WASHINGTON, DC— AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, announced today 45 organizations who have been awarded federal grants to support the Volunteer Generation Fund and Days of Service awards. More than $13 million will create service opportunities, recruit volunteers and encourage Americans to participate in the country’s two national days of service.
The Volunteer Generation Fund invests in volunteer management practices that increase volunteer recruitment and retention. The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service funding will mobilize more Americans to engage in volunteer activities to honor those who lost their lives, rekindle unity and uplift community-based justice opportunities. These volunteers will meet vital community needs, make a long-term commitment to community service and bring people together to focus on service to others.
“AmeriCorps proudly invested in innovative approaches to engage communities and foster action and belonging,” said Michael D. Smith, CEO, AmeriCorps. “Days of Service and Volunteer Generation Fund grants will support communities' most pressing needs and encourage more people to serve throughout our nation.”
In fiscal year 2022, AmeriCorps resources contributed to the mobilization of more than 400,000 volunteers through Days of Service and the Volunteer Generation Fund. A majority of the Volunteer Generation Fund grants will support the National Partnership for Student Success, a public-private partnership committed to providing academic, mental health and other supports students need to succeed. Through this funding, AmeriCorps will help organizations across the country engage volunteers to serve their communities and build a more united America.