Building Community with AmeriCorps NCCC and Outside Volunteer Groups – 2022 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Session Description:

The session will talk about how partnering with outside volunteer groups for a range of a week to a few weeks can help you build community and address community needs by creating or expanding partnerships within your own community and building advocates for the social issue(s) you’re trying to address in addition to completing some projects of your own. It will use AmeriCorps NCCC as a model for how this is done.

Session Goals:

  • By the end of this session, participants will have learned:
    How partnerships build community and build advocates;
  • How AmeriCorps NCCC or other outside volunteer groups may be able to jumpstart or expand your partnership building.



Alana is an Assistant Program Director with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) North Central Region. NCCC is a national service program for 18-24 year-olds that strengthens communities and develops leaders through team-based national and community service. She has served with NCCC for 14 years. As an Assistant Program Director, she focuses on developing projects in IL, ME, NH, VT & WI. Alana enjoys traveling, being outdoors whether that’s in the woods or in her garden, and spending time with her family.