2021 Governor's Conference on Volunteerism

May 11-13, 2021 – view the event page

Due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will yet again be conducted virtually. We are encouraged by the energy of the 2020 event, and ready to kick it up a notch this year!

Can you help us make it happen?

Please submit up to 3 session proposals by Friday, February 26. All sessions will be pro bono unless otherwise agreed upon.

AmeriCorps Emergency Needs Fund

AmeriCorps members tackle pressing challenges within our communities like ensuring that children succeed in school and helping survivors of domestic violence find safety.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, AmeriCorps members have helped coordinate food drives, distributed personal protective equipment (PPE), supported students in the transition to remote learning, and more.

Please help us say “Thank you!” by setting up a safety net for their essential needs. The first $4,500 in donations will be matched 1:1 thanks to two generous donors!

2020 Spirit of NH Awards

Congratulations to all of the award recipients!

Top Awards:

  • Spirit of NH Award: Jaimie Adams
  • People’s Choice Award: Ishwori Bhatta
  • Volunteer Manager of the Year: Nicole Finitsis

This virtual event recognized New Hampshire’s amazing volunteers and volunteer initiatives that keep our communities strong.

Click here to access the event recording!

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2020 Governor's Conference on Volunteerism

Session recordings now available to everyone!

Check out the recordings and handouts from this awesome 3-day virtual event.

COVID-19 Response in NH

Volunteer NH is closely monitoring developments surrounding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. All New Hampshire residents should follow state and federal guidelines around safety.

Please click “LEARN MORE” for information about how to get involved.

Get Connected

Nonprofits can use Get Connected to post their volunteer and in-kind donation needs, and potential volunteers/donors can use the site to find these opportunities to help.

Our Mission

Volunteer NH is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the tradition of volunteerism and ethic of service in New Hampshire. We support and sponsor national service initiatives and provide training, recognition, and a central site for volunteers and volunteer programs to strengthen their communities.

We are all about service

Volunteer NH serves as the State Commission for the Corporation for National and Community Service. As the commission, VNH awards federal funding and monitors New Hampshire AmeriCorps programs that received over 2.2 million dollars. VNH also recognizes outstanding volunteers, provides trainings, and encourages the tradition of volunteerism throughout the state. Thousands of NH citizens of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through National Service programs in New Hampshire.

Since 1994, more than 5,700 New Hampshire residents have served more than 8.6 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $20,800,000. In 2017, AmeriCorps members were given the opportunity to provide intensive, results-driven service to meet education, environmental, health, economic, and other pressing needs in communities across New Hampshire. In 2017, Volunteer NH received over $2,000,000 in federal AmeriCorps State funds to support over 290 members.

What We Do

Partner

Partner with disaster service organizations to train volunteers

Promote

Promote volunteerism throughout New Hampshire

Support

Support local service programs

Recognize

Recognize outstanding volunteer contributions

Train

Train volunteers & volunteer managers

Get Connected

Volunteer NH and Granite United Way have partnered to bring you Get Connected, an online hub for volunteerism in New Hampshire. Volunteers use Get Connected to find nearby opportunities that fit their interests and schedules. Nonprofits use it to attract, manage and report on volunteer activities in their organizations. Needs are searchable and categorized by location, organization and/or focus (such as animals, disaster relief, etc.).

With Get Connected, both volunteering and volunteer recruitment have never been easier.

Our Impact

Services isn’t just nice, it’s necessary. Here are a few of the many service-driven accomplishments that Volunteer NH Supported in 2018

540+

Economically disadvantaged individuals received housing placement services.

700+

Students improved their behaviors related to academic engagement and performance.

140+

Ready Corps members were trained in shelter fundamentals and emergency response.

870+

Individuals increased their knowledge of environmental stewardship

350+

Individuals affected by substance use and behavioral health disorders received services addressing a crisis event, housing, transportation or literacy challenges

1000+

Volunteer needs were responded to using the online Get Connected application

News and Funding Opportunities

What It’s Like to Host an AmeriCorps NCCC Team

Written by Katri Gurney, Director of Trails and Access at Squam Lakes Association In early 2020, I was exploring different methods for tackling two trail-building projects at the Squam Lakes Association (SLA). The proposed trails included a one-mile hi …

February 25, 2021

Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2021-2022 AmeriCorps Formula Program Grants

PLEASE NOTE: This notice is for AmeriCorps New Hampshire Formula Grant Programs. These grants are awarded to organizations to operate an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members in service in New Hampshire. Only Legal Applicants that have …

February 9, 2021

Notice of Funding Opportunity: AmeriCorps Planning Grants

Please note: This notice is for AmeriCorps New Hampshire Planning Grant applicants, which are AmeriCorps State Formula Grants. These grants are awarded to organizations to prepare for operating an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members i …

February 9, 2021

Exemplary Volunteers Honored at the 2020 Spirit of NH Awards

CONTACT: Mikayla Collins Mikayla@volunteernh.org 603-271-7200 CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire is still buzzing with the energy of the nearly two-week celebration of the 2020 Spirit of NH Awards, which culminated in a virtual, live-streamed event on Wednesd …

December 14, 2020