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AmeriCorps Week 2017
March 4-11, 2017

AmeriCorps WeekEach year, thousands of Americans take that call to "Get Things Done" in their communities by becoming AmeriCorps Members. These Members volunteer up to a year of their life to serve their neighbors, and on AmeriCorps Week, we honor their service!

Illinois AmeriCorps By The Numbers:

  • 1,606 AmeriCorps Volunteers
  • 371 Service Sites in 49 Counties
  • 38,505 Veterans and Military Service Family Members Served
  • 38,942 Disadvantaged Youth Served
  • 1,884,994 Volunteer Hours
  • $47,765,748 in Service Impact

Since 1993

  • 37,000 Illinoisans Served in AmeriCorps
  • 52,000,000 Hours Served
  • $122,390,000 Earned for College
  • $1,317,680,000 in Service Impact
Please join us in thank Illinois' AmeriCorps volunteers for all they do to make our state great!


Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference
April 6, 2017 - Mt. Vernon, IL

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Volunteer of the Week

Alfred Hampton

Alfred Hampton Alfred has volunteered with Central Illinois Foodbank since October 2014. By volunteering Alfred is able to see a different side of the food process and enhance his interest in the work they do from start to finish. Alfred is the type of the volunteer who is willing to do whatever they need him to do. This includes, but is not limited to, painting sort rooms, cleaning, sorting food, and picking up retail donations. The Foodbank is able to rely on him to do trainings for both volunteers and staff members that include warehouse safety and food safety. Alfred has been a real attribute to the organization over the last 2 years not just from the volunteer hours he commits to, but his input and ideas on how to complete tasks.

Beyond volunteering at Central Illinois Foodbank Alfred has many hobbies, including: woodwork, working with glass, making candles and soaps, and photography. He also enjoys the retired life with his wife and dogs here in Springfield. Alfred is a one of a kind man and a one of kind volunteer with ideas on how to get people to donate more through local grocers or donating their time. The Foodbank appreciates all that Alfred has done and will continue to do for their organization.

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Upcoming Events

2/21/2017​ Serve Illinois Commission Meeting Illinois Department of Public Health
422 S 5th St, 1st Floor
Springfield, IL

​​Dial: 888-494-4032; Access Code: 4037150212#
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Meetings are open to the public. For more information, please email us.
3/4-11/2017​ AmeriCorps Week
3/14/2017​ AmeriCorps Program Director Call Conference Call

1pm - 2pm