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AmeriCorps is a federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

In Oregon, more than 4,500 AmeriCorps members commit their time to serving with local nonprofits, schools, religious organizations, and other groups to provide hands-on solutions to our state’s toughest challenges. 

As the Oregon State Service Commission, OregonServes is tasked with advancing and supporting AmeriCorps throughout the state of Oregon. We administer federal grant funds to AmeriCorps programs to work alongside their communities to help bring about change. 

AmeriCorps focuses on these key areas to make an impact


Our members support students in schools across Oregon to improve attendance and academic engagement, increase high-school graduation rates, and expand college enrollment.

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Environmental Stewardship

Our members serve on environmental projects that conserve natural habitats, protect clean air and water, and revitalize hundreds of acres of public lands in Oregon.

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Economic Opportunity

Our members build pathways to brighter economic opportunities by providing financial literacy training, assisting with affordable housing placement, and connecting people to employment.

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Healthy Futures

Our members promote the health and well-being of Oregonians by implementing preventative health interventions, improving access to healthcare, and addressing food insecurity.

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Disaster Response

Our members are trained and are ready to activate during times of disaster in Oregon to meet urgent needs, including field operations (e.g., mucking & gutting, debris removal), volunteer and donations management, sheltering operations, and call center operations.

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Veterans & Military Families

Our members assist veterans and military families by connecting them to education opportunities, benefits, and community. Many veterans also serve with AmeriCorps Oregon so they can continue to serve their country.

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AmeriCorps Oregon

There are several branches of AmeriCorps programs. Each program is administered by a different entity. OregonServes, the State Commission, administers state AmeriCorps programs. Click on the box of each AmeriCorps program below to learn more: