Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service


  • Governor's Volunteer Service Awards

    Join us in recognizing the recipients of the 2020 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards!
    “These past few months have shown us once again that volunteers are the beating heart of Illinois,” said Commission Executive Director Scott McFarland. “We are honored to be able to highlight just a few of the nearly 3 million people in Illinois who give back.” Meet the awardees!

  • Jason Bates Volunteer of the Week - September 28

    Jason Bates has worked consistently to improve his community and the lives of those around him. He is an active member and volunteer for many organizations including, but not limited to, the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series, Heartland Connections, Galva Wall of Fame, The Three Saint Johns Knights of Columbus, Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, Galva Sons of the American Legion, and Shave for the Brave.

  • Support the Serve Illinois Foundation

    Donations made to the Serve Illinois Foundation support the year round work of Illinois volunteers. Help us recruit, recognize and retain those serving communities throughout Illinois.

  • Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2021 AmeriCorps Grant

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Serve Illinois Commission (Serve Illinois), in cooperation with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), are now accepting applications for the AmeriCorps*State grant.

    AmeriCorps Members "Get Things Done" in communities all over Illinois. Click here to learn how you can bring AmeriCorps to your community!