Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service


  • 911 Day of Service

    On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, Serve Illinois participated in the Chicago Meal Pack for 911 Day for the 20th anniversary hosted by 911 Day at Navy Pier in Chicago. With the help of over 200 volunteers, the goal was to pack 200.000 meals within 10 hours to address the growing food crisis. All the meals were donated to and distributed by the Greater Chicago Food Depository to individuals and food-insecure families. 

    Through our efforts, we packed a total of 188,080 meals which is 94% of our goal!

    Read more and see pictures here!

  • Serve Illinois Awards over $17M in AmeriCorps Grants

    The Serve Illinois Commission is proud to announce that it is funding close to 40 organizations, universities, and municipalities to serve as AmeriCorps State & National program sites throughout the State of Illinois. This year we have increased the number of awardees to better serve more residents by awarding some new agencies. We are also proud to have a significant number of our prior awardees return to continue their excellent work in their communities. 

    Click here to get the list of this year’s awardees and learn more about the AmeriCorps State and National program in Illinois.

  • Join AmeriCorps!

    ​AmeriCorps is your moment to take the path less traveled, to break the status quo, and to stop talking about the problem and be the solution. Join Americorps and you can mentor and tutor kids, rebuild a community after a disaster, and help veterans to work with local communities to alleviate poverty. There are thousands of opportunities to choose from, find the one that fits you here!

  • The Governor's Volunteer Service Awards- November 10th, 2021

    ​The Governor's Volunteer Service Awards is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10th, from 12:30 pm-2:30 pm. 

    Read more about the nominations and past awardees here. Stayed tuned for more details!

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