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.

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.


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.

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For Lahaina & Kula residents impacted by the fires

Talk Story with Mayor Bissen

Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.

Series of events from December 9 through January 27.