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.

The livestreamed event will take place on Wednesday, December 9, from 6:00 – 7:30 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

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

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

Volunteer NH Updates Regarding COVID-19

Volunteer NH Staff 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. Volunteer NH staff are taking appropriate sa …

March 20, 2020

Request for Proposals: 2020-2021 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) Grant

***NOTE: Grant funding is contingent on the availability of funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)*** (To read the full VNH Volunteer Generation Fund Request for Proposals & Application Instructions, click here.) Purpo …

March 16, 2020