2020 Spirit of NH Awards

Save the date!

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

Award recipients will be highlighted on our website and Facebook page beginning Monday, November 30.

Additionally, a live-streamed event will take place on Wednesday, December 9, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

(Note: end time has been extended from 7:30 to 8:00 PM)

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 with disaster service organizations to train volunteers


Promote volunteerism throughout New Hampshire


Support local service programs


Recognize outstanding volunteer contributions


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


Economically disadvantaged individuals received housing placement services.


Students improved their behaviors related to academic engagement and performance.


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


Individuals increased their knowledge of environmental stewardship


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


Volunteer needs were responded to using the online Get Connected application

News and Funding Opportunities

New Hampshire Launches One of Four AmeriCorps Pilot Programs in United States to Address Hunger

Contact: Stephanie Lesperance Campus Compact for NH lesperance@compactnh.org – 603-493-6446   AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and service, announced the launch of a new food security initiative to create a comprehensive and collabo …

November 2, 2020

Volunteer NH and Granite State College Partner to Provide NH AmeriCorps Servicemembers an Affordable College Option

Concord, NH — Volunteer NH is proud to announce a new partnership with Granite State College, which will provide a 20% tuition discount to all AmeriCorps NH State Members. With associate, bachelor’s, and graduate programs that include majors within lea …

November 2, 2020

Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2021-2022 AmeriCorps Competitive Grants

NOTE: Only Legal Applicants that have prior experience with AmeriCorps (i.e. have run an AmeriCorps program) or who have been awarded a planning grant through Volunteer NH are eligible to apply to this Notice. IMPORTANT DUE DATES Monday, October 5: Int …

September 23, 2020

We’re Hiring: Program Officer Level I

Volunteer NH Program Officer Level I To view this information in a PDF, click here POSITION:      Program Officer CLASSIFICATION: Limited (Contingent Upon Funding) JOB SUMMARY:  The Program Officer will be responsible for assisting with the effective i …

July 31, 2020