2023 Spirit of NH Awards

It’s the 20th Anniversary of Spirit!

Help us celebrate 20 years by nominating an individual, group, or organization that makes New Hampshire a great place through their volunteerism and promotion of volunteerism.

In honor of our two decades, we’ll also be presenting a “Lifetime Achievement” award to one person whose dedication to service has lasted through the years.

Happy 30th Anniversary, AmeriCorps!

Three decades ago, more than 20,000 Americans raised their right hands and pledged to get things done for America. These members helped more than 1,000 communities nationwide during their first year of service. Since then, more than 1.25 million Americans and hundreds of thousands more AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers of all backgrounds have followed in their footsteps, providing billions of hours of results-driven service across each of the 50 states and US territories.

Hear from the Volunteer NH team and partners about how their service affected them!

Want to Volunteer? Looking for Volunteers?

Volunteerism has never been easier with Get Connected! With this volunteer opportunity platform you can search by location, focus area, and more to find something right for you!

Looking for volunteers? Nonprofits can create a free profile to post their volunteer and in-kind donation needs!

For volunteerism on the go, search and download the “CauseConnect” mobile app in the Android and Apple store.

Volunteer Resource Center

This section of our website was created with the goal of equipping organizations and volunteers of all kinds with appropriate training, tools, and recognition.

Inside you will find information about Get Connected, our volunteer-matching database, 42 recorded sessions from our Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism, video introductions to common topics of interest, tools & templates you can download and put to use, and even funding opportunities.

Serve in a NH AmeriCorps Program

AmeriCorps members of all ages and backgrounds support student success, preserve and protect the environment, teach financial literacy, and more!

AmeriCorps service can be a great way to utilize a gap year, gain professional experience, redirect your career, or stay engaged during retirement.

Whether you are 18, 28, or 82, we invite you to serve in a local AmeriCorps program.

Serve, Learn, Earn NH

Are you looking to serve in the great state of New Hampshire? Are you an AmeriCorps alum looking for schools to spend your Education Award or for national service-friendly business to work for?

Check out our service platform: Serve, Learn, Earn NH!

Find NH AmeriCorps opportunities, NH colleges that match your Education Award, and NH businesses that give special benefits to alums.

Support Your Communities

Flexible funding allows Volunteer NH to respond quickly and effectively, connecting nonprofits to the volunteer resources required to address community needs throughout New Hampshire.

Your donation of any amount will help to reinforce our ability to build strong and connected communities through volunteerism.

Will you support our mission?

Volunteer NH envisions our state as a place where people volunteer together to build strong and connected communities.

We bring our vision to life by engaging those communities to solve local challenges through volunteerism.

What We Do


Connect volunteers with opportunities to tackle food insecurity, support survivors of domestic violence, mentor youth, and more.


Celebrate individuals for their volunteer service and organizations for their volunteer programs & initiatives.



Train volunteers, volunteer managers, and volunteer champions to partner in addressing community needs.


Steward AmeriCorps resources to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges right here in New Hampshire.

News and Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Volunteer Generation Fund Mini-Grants

Funding Opportunity: Volunteer Generation Fund Mini-Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: FY22 Volunteer Generation Fund Mini-Grants Announcement Grant Period: September 1, 2023 – Thursday, February 29, 2024 Federal Agency: AmeriCorps Assistance Listing Number: 94.021 Overview Volunteer NH invites eligible organizations to apply...

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Serve, Learn, Earn NH

The one-stop shop for information about NH AmeriCorps opportunities, schools that match the Education Award, and businesses that provide benefits for AmeriCorps alums.

SERVE: See what AmeriCorps service opportunities there are across New Hampshire. Did you know most AmeriCorps positions offer a living allowance, money for college and trade school? Jump-start your career and gain transferable skills employers value including leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. 

LEARN: Are you an AmeriCorps member or alum? See which NH colleges and universities will provide a Segal Education Award match, discounted tuition, or other benefits.

EARN: There are many businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies that give special precedence or other considerations to alums of AmeriCorps programs – and more are added every year! See where you might want to go next after your service experience.

Latest Blog Posts

AmeriCorps Program Highlight: Manchester Excels

Manchester Excels is a partnership between Goodwill AmeriCorps and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): a 36-credit, 16-month clinical Master’s in Education program with a focus in secondary education STEM teaching and AmeriCorps service hours through a student...

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AmeriCorps Week 2023

March 12-18 was AmeriCorps Week in New Hampshire, per proclamation of the Governor. We were proud to celebrate our members and uplift the work of our programs throughout that week, culminating in an event at the State House in Concord. Watch our video interview with...

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Sign Up For State Service Plan Focus Groups

Sign Up For State Service Plan Focus Groups

Volunteer NH is hosting focus groups over Zoom in September to dig deeper into the issues identified by the public within our State Service Plan survey.   You've already indicated in the survey your interest in participating in one of our focus groups, or you've...

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Get Connected

Are you looking to volunteer? Are you part of a nonprofit that needs volunteers? Look no further than Get Connected, an online hub for service in New Hampshire. Volunteers use Get Connected to find opportunities that fit their interests and schedules. Nonprofits use it to attract, manage, and report on volunteer activities in their organizations. 

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

2022 Annual Sponsors

These companies are investing in building strong and connected communities throughout New Hampshire.


Community Builders

Friends of Volunteer NH

C&S Wholesale Grocers

Davis & Towle Insurance Group

Hypertherm HOPE Foundation

Nathan Wechsler & Company




2022 Conference Sponsor (Community Builder)

2021 Annual Sponsors

AARP NH; Bangor Savings Bank; Bernstein Private Wealth; Management & the Sidebotham Family; Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast; Northeast Delta Dental; Orr & Reno; St. Mary’s Bank; C&S Wholesale Grocers; Davis & Towle Insurance Group; Hypertherm HOPE Foundation; Nathan Wechsler & Company