ServeOhio creates opportunities for individuals to participate in an immersive service experience by partnering with local nonprofits, public agencies, and community organizations to develop high-impact AmeriCorps programs that address the local community's most critical needs in education, economic opportunity, health, and environmental stewardship. Through this unique state-local partnership, ServeOhio is able to address local needs while also providing a valuable service experience for the AmeriCorps member – building skills, increasing employment opportunities, and reducing higher-education debt for thousands of Ohioans.



What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community organizations across the country. AmeriCorps members gain valuable service experience and have access to professional development and skill-building opportunities while also earning scholarship dollars to be used toward education or student loan repayment. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.



Join AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is your chance to put your ideals into action while learning new skills, making new connections, serving your community, and earning money to pay for college.



Ohio AmeriCorps Programs

ServeOhio invests in AmeriCorps programming by working with nonprofits, public agencies and community organizations to build high-impact service initiatives that address the local community’s most critical needs in education, economic opportunity, healthy futures and environmental stewardship. 



AmeriCorps Funding

ServeOhio provides grants to organizations that demonstrate they will engage AmeriCorps members to provide a service intervention that addresses a critical need in Ohio. We offer two funding competitions each year - a formula funding competition in the spring and a competitive funding compeition in the fall. 



Resources for AmeriCorps Program Directors 

ServeOhio supports AmeriCorps program directors by providing access to training and technical assistance, programmatic and financial compliance resources, sample documents, and best practices for AmeriCorps programs. 



Resources for Current AmeriCorps Members

ServeOhio supports current AmeriCorps members by providing resources for their service year and beyond as well as leadership development via the Justice Talking and LeaderCorps Programs.