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The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (Georgia Serves) is a part of the GA Department of Community Affairs.

Our Mission 

The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (GCSV or Georgia Commission) is a catalyst to address critical needs in Georgia by working with AmeriCorps and community partners.

  • We create and promote opportunities for Georgians to serve.
  • We support organizations that use volunteer service to solve Georgia’s community problems.
  • We make sure the investment in volunteer service is protected and managed well.

Everyone Can Serve

Georgia Serves is the administrator for AmeriCorps State funding in Georgia and awards monetary grants and support to qualifying organizations.  AmeriCorps, “the domestic Peace Corps,” is a National Service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in team-based, results-driven service.   

Georgia Serves is also dedicated to offering opportunities to individuals with disabilities. We provide reasonable accommodations for eligible and qualified AmeriCorps Members with disabilities and identify volunteer opportunities that are accessible.

"Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well to the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop."  -  Dorothy Height




  • Want to Serve as an AmeriCorps Member in Georgia?  Go to and select 'Search Listings' to look for openings in Georgia or across the country. There are various filters available to narrow your search. Or you can call the AmeriCorps Hotline at 1-800-942-2677.

    For additional questions, contact a program directly from the list of current programs or contact Georgia Serves at

    For information on other opportunities to serve with AmeriCorps (AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC/FEMA Corps and AmeriCorps Seniors), please visit the AmeriCorps website.  Through these programs, AmeriCorps offers opportunities with different time commitments and requirements, meaning YOU can serve in whatever capacity works for your goals and lifestyle.

  • Georgia Serves is excited to celebrate AmeriCorps Week - March 12-18. 

    During AmeriCorps Week, we celebrate AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who get things done for America, support local organizations that address urgent needs, and encourage others to follow in their footsteps of service.  This year's theme is United We Serve. We applaud all the AmeriCorps programs serving in Georgia and offer our thanks to members and volunteers for uniting in service to make an impact in their community, foster a sense of constructive action, civic participation, and belonging.  

    Since 1994, more than 24,000 Georgia residents have served approximately 36 million hours and earned education awards totaling more than $85.1 million.

    Check out the Georgia Service Report to read more about the profound impact AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs, members, and volunteers make in the state, to change and improve countless lives through the power of service. 

  • 2023-2024 Request for Proposals

    AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a federal, national service program for 18-26 year-olds from diverse backgrounds, that strengthens communities and develops leaders through team-based national and community service. The Southern Region assigns teams to service projects across 20 states and territories, helping communities address their most critical needs while developing our members personally and professionally.

    Please see attachment for the Request for Proposals of the new class with the new project dates and deadlines for 2023-2024.

    For additional information about the program and the projects, please contact Joel Barsky - - 601.630.4065

  • Georgia Serves is seeking service-minded individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Formula Grant Application Review Team members. Independent peer reviewers will read and score applications for the 2023-2024 program year.

    Reviewers will be required to participate in a short webinar training (recorded) and be available to meet to discuss the applications on April 6, 2023.  Final reviews will be due by Wednesday, March 28, 2023.

    If you are interested in being a grant reviewer, please fill out the Grant Review Team Biography (attached) and return it with a resume to Linda Thompson, Executive Director, at by Wednesday, February 15th.  Reviewers will be selected by February 20th.

  • The annual celebration of AmeriCorps members, alumni, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers, and programs began March 13. From March 13-19, AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, will celebrate AmeriCorps Week, and the millions of Americans who have pledged to “get things done” for America through AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors. The annual celebration recognizes Americans who choose to serve their country through AmeriCorps and the community partners who help make that happen, while also encouraging more Americans to follow their footsteps in service. 

    Throughout last year, AmeriCorps continued to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, implemented new resources through the American Rescue Plan, launched Public Health AmeriCorps in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and united the country on two national days of service: MLK Day and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Day

    This AmeriCorps Week, AmeriCorps celebrates the millions of Americans ages 18 to 65+, who have served with AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors. Right now, there are 250,000 people serving as members or volunteers in over 40,000 locations across all 50 states and territories. To join the celebration, follow AmeriCorps on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and join the conversation by sharing pictures and stories on Twitter, using #AmeriCorpsWeek.