National Service Works for Rhode Island

Through the Corporation for National and Community Service, community members serve through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs across Rhode Island. 

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, almost 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.  AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

Senior Corps connects today’s 55+ with the people and organizations that need them most. We help them become mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations. Volunteers receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability. Conceived during John F. Kennedy's presidency, Senior Corps currently links more than 270,000 Americans to service opportunities. Their contributions of skills, knowledge, and experience make a real difference to individuals, nonprofits, and faith-based and other community organizations throughout the United States.

National Service Partners

CNCS State Offices are federal offices staffed by federal employees in the state. They conduct public outreach and program support. They are directly responsible for developing grants and projects, and for overseeing all Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA projects within their states. Each CNCS State Office works closely with governor-appointed State Service Commissions and State Education Agencies.
Contact Marisa Petreccia at the Rhode Island CNCS State Office,

State Service Commissions provide CNCS funding to AmeriCorps state programs in their states through annual grant competitions. In addition, the commissions manage, monitor and evaluate these AmeriCorps programs. Grants are made either directly to an organization or through an intermediary group that handles the distribution of grant funding. State Service Commissions are also charged with encouraging volunteering in their states, and they often administer special volunteer initiatives.
Contact Adam Donaldson at Serve Rhode Island,

Find out where AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serve in your community:


Phone: 401-331-2298
Fax: 401-331-2273
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P.O Box 72822
Providence, RI 02907

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