AmeriCorps*State programs are administered by the Hawai‘i Commission for National and Community Service. The programs are funded directly from AmeriCorps formerly known as the Corporation for National Service (CNCS) or from Hawaii’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 to 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.

AmeriCorps Seniors

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers make a difference in their communities. For decades, volunteers age 55+ have been serving their communities through AmeriCorps Seniors programs, led by AmeriCorps, the federal agency for service, volunteering, and civic engagement. Each year, AmeriCorps Seniors engages more than 200,000 older adults in volunteer service through its Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP programs, enriching the lives of the volunteers and benefiting their communities. Click here for a list of AmeriCorps Seniors Programs in Hawai‘i.