About Us


ServeOhio is the state's Commission on Service and Volunteerism created to empower local communities to mobilize AmeriCorps members and volunteer resources for the purpose of building a stronger Ohio. ServeOhio is authorized under section 121.40 of the Ohio Revised Code and is purposed specifically to administer grants in Ohio under the federal National & Community Service Trust Act of 1993. Through collaborations and partnerships with nonprofit, government, and community organizations across the state, ServeOhio increases the effective utilization of AmeriCorps members and community volunteers working to address the state's frontline issues in education, health, economic opportunity, and environmental stewardship. 



Since the program's founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours of service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. 


State Service Plan

ServeOhio presents this state service plan for 2020-2022. Per 45 CFR 2550.80, state service commissions are charged with developing an actionable 3-year comprehensive national and community service plan to establish state priorities relative to national service and volunteer engagement. This plan serves as a blueprint to leverage Ohioans’ energy and commitment to solve local problems. Charting the course for volunteers and AmeriCorps members is a core function of state service commissions like ServeOhio.



ServeOhio partners with AmeriCorps to administer the AmeriCorps State program in Ohio. AmeriCorps is an independent federal agency that provides funding for AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps Seniors (formerly Senior Corps). AmeriCorps has a regional office in Ohio where federal employees are directly responsible for oversight of all AmeriCorps Seniors and AmeriCorps VISTA projects.

To learn more, go to www.nationalservice.gov.

ServeOhio Staff

ServeOhio staff provides service-leadership, AmeriCorps programmatic assistance, communication support and professional development in the field of service and volunteerism. 




Commissioners play an important role in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to encourage and expand community service programs throughout the state. 



Commission Meeting Dates

ServeOhio Commissioners generally meet five times a year. All Commission meetings are open to the public and are at The Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, 31st floor, Columbus, unless otherwise noted. ServeOhio posts all meeting minutes after Commissioner approval. Commissioners approve minutes at the next regularly scheduled meeting, not including the Commission Retreat. For more information, please call (614) 728-2917.


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