AmeriCorps*State programs are administered by the Hawai‘i Commission for National and Community Service. The programs are funded directly from the Corporation for National Service (CNCS) or from Hawai‘i’s formula grant. The currently funded programs are a mix of new programs (first year funding) and continuing programs (second to third year funding). These programs focus on advocacy of domestic violence victims, capacity building of parents with disabled children, assisting youth achieve educational success, access to justice for the poor and working poor, and educational and cultural outreach to private and public school students. AmeriCorps members, mentors, staff and clients are diverse in age, ethnicity, cultures and traditions.  Click here for more information on AmeriCorps*State Programs in Hawai‘i.


AmeriCorps VISTA provides full-time members to community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

• To learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit:

• To apply to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA member please visit:

• To apply to sponsor an AmeriCorps VISTA project in Hawaii, please contact the Hawaii State Office of the Corporation for National and Community Service at or 808-541-2832.

Click here for a list of AmeriCorps*VISTA Programs in Hawai‘i.

scSenior Corps

The Senior Corps, funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, is composed of three programs that provide volunteer opportunities for individuals age 55 and better. The Foster Grandparent Program offers support to children with exceptional and special needs; the Senior Companion Program provides assistance to help elderly individuals live independently; and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program provides senior volunteers for a variety of services that range from assisting at a local museum to teaching adults to read.  Click here for a list of Senior Corps Programs in Hawai‘i.