States for Service

States for Service (S4S) is ASC’s privately funded, grassroots policy arm. Composed of service commissions; AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Seniors, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs; volunteer engagement professionals; and individual alums and champions, the S4S coalition works to reinforce the critical role service commissions play in developing and advancing service in states and territories to meet community needs. S4S aims to influence policy, grant, and regulatory issues related to state and territorial service commissions and AmeriCorps programs.

decorative. three photos 1) Chad Driscoll in front of the Capitol 2) States for Service buttons 3) Two people from Georgia Serves at a congressional visit

Join S4S

Are you interested in joining States for Service? We are always looking for new members who are passionate about national service and volunteerism; want to learn the ins and outs of public policy; understand the important role of state and local organizations in the national service ecosystem; and hope to advance new policies that will improve and expand service and volunteerism.

Memberships are for one year and must be renewed annually.
  • Statewide for commissions with 26+ programs: $3,000
  • Statewide for commissions with 11-25 programs: $2,000
  • Statewide for commissions with 1-10 programs: $1,000
  • Commissions only (no programs included): $500
  • Programs and partners: $150
  • Individuals: $50
  • Young professionals and alums: $25
All membership types receive the following benefits.
  • Access to S4S online community and resources
  • Call-to-action days and campaigns
  • Policy toolkits and technical assistance to effectively engage elected officials
  • Monthly coalition webinars with key policy updates, guest speakers, and policy experts
  • Advocacy and representation of state service interests to Congress, National Governors Association (NGA), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and federal agency officials
  • Opportunity to serve as a State Service Leader (SSL)
  • Ability to earn a Certificate in National Service Advocacy

S4S Membership Form

"The States for Service coalition brings together advocates from across the country who are passionate about effectively engaging critical issues facing national service. Through S4S, we can mobilize our networks to advance policies at the national, state, and local levels that promote service and volunteerism and reduce barriers for individuals to serve their communities. Together, we can help shape the future of AmeriCorps and national service."

— Ginna Holmes, Executive Director, Michigan Community Service Commission, and ASC Public Policy Chair

Questions? Contact us for more information.

States for Service is funded by non-federal funds in compliance with federal rules and regulations.