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
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.
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
Volunteer NH administers grant funding to the AmeriCorps State programs and serves as a steward to other National Service resources, including AmeriCorps VISTA, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). Volunteer NH serves a …
To read a PDF of the NOFO, click here: 2020 Volunteer NH Competitive NOFO 2020-2021 Volunteer NH Notice of Funding Opportunity AmeriCorps State Competitive Program Grants IMPORTANT DUE DATES Friday, September 27, 2019 – AmeriCorps grant writing and bud …
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. Prerequisite: Only Legal Applicants tha …
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 in servi …