Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service


  • 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 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!

  • Bill & Karen Hardesty Volunteer of the Week - October 19, 2020

    Bill and Karen Hardesty are faithful volunteers of Catholic Charities of Coles, Douglas, & Edgar Counties. For over 20 years, they have been working an average of 3 days a week for 4-5 hours each. Since July of 2000 (when records started being kept), they have worked over 20,800 hours.

  • 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!