During AmeriCorps Week--celebrated across the U.S. every March--individuals, programs, and organizations honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni.
Beyond showing appreciation for AmeriCorps members, Volunteer Iowa and the Corporation for National and Community Service seek to increase overall awareness of the valuable contributions they make to communities and our country.
This is the time we go all out to thank our members and get others to thank them too (think proclamations, editorials, and blogposts), share our impact, and show our “A.” We also want to have some fun, because after all, service is hard work ... and a little fun keeps us motivated.
AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.
Check out these resources for assistance:
- Planning an AmeriCorps Week event?
- Complete your communications plan with a little help from our
- Show appreciation for a member or team by submitting a nomination for
Iowa's National Service Spotlight
- Looking for even more ideas? Check out #AmeriCorpsWorks and the
AmeriCorps Week Splash Page