National & Community Service
Serve Rhode Island, Rhode Island's State Commission for National and Community Service, administers AmeriCorps programs funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Playing a vital role in supporting a culture of citizenship, service and responsibility in America, the Corporation for National and Community Service supports funding for and development of nationwide service programs that include AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps*VISTA and Senior Corps. Serve Rhode Island supports volunteerism through these programs and we encourage people with disabilities who are interested in service to take advantage of what we have to offer through our Disability Inclusion Initiative.
offers several ways to get involved, from part-time local service programs to full-time residential programs. AmeriCorps members receive extensive training and orientation so they can make positive contributions in the community they serve. Individuals can serve through one of AmeriCorps' three main programs:
Senior Corps engages individuals over 55 with service opportunities to help meet the needs and challenges of America's communities. Grants administered through Senior Corps provide funding for three special programs:
Disability Inclusion Initiative
Serve Rhode Island's Disability Inclusion Initiative
is designed to encourage and accommodate individuals with disabilities who are seeking service opportunities.