The New York State Office of National & Community Service (NCS) is designated as the administrative agency for the Governor's Commission on National and Community Service. In this role, NCS provides oversight to the AmeriCorps national service portfolio of programs for the State. In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, NCS supports training and networking opportunities for Senior Corps and VISTA national service programs. NCS also works closely with the New York State Education Department on service-learning initiatives, and other State Agencies that engage volunteers through their programming. AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and VISTA programs provide the foundation for national service in the state and collaborate with the State’s ten Regional Volunteer Centers to connect New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds with volunteer opportunities that meet 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.