Be the

Greater Good


Find an opportunity to be the greater good in Rhode Island. Search nonprofit requests for volunteers or apply to a national service program, like AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps volunteers get paid, earn an education scholarship, and receive job training while helping their community.


Established in 1994 by Governor Bruce Sundlun and the Rhode Island General Assembly, ServeRI celebrates 25 years of creating volunteer and service opportunities in collaboration with the Corporation for National and Community Service and hundreds of Rhode Island service partners. Since 1994, more than 7,500 Rhode Island residents have served approximately 11 million hours through AmeriCorps and earned education awards totaling more than $25.5 million. Rhode Islanders rank 7th per capita among state populations in choosing to serve in AmeriCorps.

Recognizing the 25th service year, ServeRI will hold a special AmeriCorps Opening Day event on October 25th, engage volunteers in physical service projects, and publish 25 stories of service throughout the year.

Build Your Capacity

Get things done for your organization’s mission. Public agencies, schools, and nonprofit organizations can partner with existing AmeriCorps programs or apply for grants to train and deploy AmeriCorps team(s) to increase your capacity. Learn about program development >>


The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the federal agency that partners with states to administer AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs. CNCS is committed to improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement through service and volunteering. In addition to CNCS and the many local partners who supervise volunteers and AmeriCorps members, ServeRI enjoys three principal partners.


Department of Education

The Rhode Island Department of Education houses and supports ServeRI by providing staff leadership, financial administration, and grant monitoring.

United Way of Rhode Island

The United Way of Rhode Island is the state’s primary Volunteer Center, through volunteer management training and an online platform for volunteer matching.

America’s Service Commissions

America’s Service Commissions is a national network of state commissions and service programs providing technical assistance and leadership.