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Organization

Washington Service Corps

Contact Information

Olympia
Olympia, WA 98501

(888) 713-6080

Focus Areas

  • Aging
  • Disability
  • Disaster
  • Economic Security
  • Education & Youth
  • Environment
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Homelessness & Housing
  • Public Safety
  • Veterans & Military Families

The mission of the Washington Service Corps is to promote and support community-based initiatives that:
- strengthen the capacity of local governments and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and small community-based organizations, to assist individuals, families and communities in need;
- encourage and value diversity by serving geographically diverse communities;
- recruit a diverse applicant pool that includes young and older adults, a balance of individuals who have not attended college and those with college experience, men and women, individuals with disabilities and individuals of all races, ethnicities, faiths and economic backgrounds; and
- increase the amount of volunteering and civic engagement in Washington State by recruiting, supporting and managing volunteers.
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  • About Us
    The Washington Service Corps is one of the largest and longest-running AmeriCorps programs in the nation, with over 700 individuals serving across Washington State. As an intermediary, we partner with hundreds of local nonprofits, faith-based organizations, schools and government agencies to help disadvantaged children, adults and families, and improve and protect endangered environmental ecosystems.
  • Our Impact
    Our program spans several different focus areas, including disaster preparedness, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans & military families.
    Our AmeriCorps members are educators, mentors, capacity builders, homebuilders, trail builders, habitat restorers, researchers, and so much more.
    During the 2017-18 program year alone,
    - over 32,000 people were trained in disaster preparedness
    - over 4,000 people received job skills development and financial literacy training
    - almost 17,000 students were tutored or mentored
    - almost 60,000 individuals were educated in environmental stewardship
    - over 3,000 acres of natural habitat were improved
    - almost 20,000 individuals participated in health or nutrition education programs
    - over 2,000 elders and disabled individuals were engaged in programs to help them live independently
    - almost 600 military veterans were engaged in community service projects.
    - and over 63,000 Washington State citizens were recruited by our AmeriCorps members to volunteer

Positions at Washington Service Corps