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About Serve Alaska

Serve Alaska, the state service commission, is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in partnership with the State of Alaska. The commission consists of no fewer than 15 and no more than 25 volunteer commissioners appointed by the governor.

Our Vision

Our vision for Alaska is a vibrant and caring community, strengthened through service and volunteerism, to problem solve and improve the lives of all Alaskans using “Service as a Solution.”

Our Mission

We seek to foster, support and promote the ethic of service and volunteerism by inviting all Alaskans to contribute their time and talents to build healthy communities through the six focus areas.

  1. Disaster Services
  2. Economic Opportunity
  3. Education
  4. Environmental Stewardship
  5. Healthy Futures
  6. Veterans and Families

The purpose of the Commission is to engage Alaskans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service and volunteerism as a means of community and state problem solving and promoting participation in the National AmeriCorps Program.

Serve Alaska is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service at the Federal Level. The Commission’s primary function is to oversee grants provided to local non-profit and community agencies to run national service programs. The largest single vehicle for channeling federal resources for national and community service in Alaska is through this Governor’s commission. These funds helped Alaska recruit, train, deploy 2,500 volunteers on a full and part-time basis to address locally identified needs in education, homeland security, environmental, public safety and other human needs of Alaska residents.

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Commission Members

Serve Alaska Commission Members are appointed by the Governor to three years terms. For more information on the Serve Alaska Board see the Boards & Commissions

Commission Staff