Aloha and Welcome

Our Commission has proudly chosen “Serve Hawai‘i with Aloha” as our motto. Our programs and presence throughout Hawai‘i have grown, and we are very proud of the thousands of members that have worked diligently to make our state a better place to live. We are excited about our future, and we hope that our outreach will continue to add value and contribute to promoting community service and volunteerism throughout Hawai‘i.

Through this mission, the Commission’s primary role is to provide resources and leadership to support local initiatives that tackle community needs. As the state service commission, HCNCS will direct effective AmeriCorps national service programs, disability inclusion initiatives, training opportunities and volunteer service recognition awards to gain a specific set of results that meet predetermined performance outcomes. The Commission makes grants; develops partnerships in collaboration with other agencies, foundations, community organizations and state, local governments; facilitates sharing of online resources to nonprofits; provides leadership in volunteerism and service; and ensures the quality of member and recipient experiences and continued involvement.

AmeriCorps is designed to achieve direct results in addressing the nation’s critical education, human, public safety, and environmental needs at the community level. The program provides meaningful opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their country in organized efforts, fostering civic responsibility, building community, and providing educational opportunity for those who make a substantial commitment to service.
Please use this website as a portal for information regarding opportunities or networking to promote our core values illustrated in the Commissions adoption of our Hawai‘i State Plan.  We ask you to partner with us in helping to expand AmeriCorps opportunities throughout Hawai‘i. Please feel free to contact us for any information or questions that you might have.
Summary of national service in Hawaii in 2021
Summary of national service in Hawaii in 2021