National Service Resources & Overview
The New York State Office of National & Community Service (ONCS) is designated as
the administrative agency for the Governor's Commission on National and Community
Service. In this role, ONCS provides oversight to the AmeriCorps national service
portfolio of programs for the state. ONCS also coordinates with the Corporation
for National and Community Service and State Education Department to support the
SeniorCorps, Service Learning, and VISTA national service programs. These programs
provide the foundation for service in the state and national service members conduct
outreach to connect New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds with volunteer opportunities
to meet local community needs.
Through its programs, AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans to make an
ongoing, intensive commitment to service.
Senior Corps offers a network of programs that tap the rich experience, skills and
talents of older citizens to meet community challenges.
Learn and Serve
Learn and Serve America provides grants that engage students, their teachers and others
in activities that tie service to academic learning.