The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism is the state entity that encourages Arizonan engagement in service and volunteer efforts. Established by Executive Order 2023-19 and in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Commission members are appointed by the Governor to oversee and administer federal funding of AmeriCorps State programming in Arizona.
GOYFF distributes over $13.4 million in federal funds annually for AmeriCorps programming. Funded programs address critical community needs such as preventing opioid misuse, reducing the trauma of domestic violence, increasing access to post-secondary and vocational education opportunities, decreasing homelessness, sustaining national trails and parks, assisting seniors to stay independent, and providing mentoring to Arizona youth in the areas of literacy, continuing education, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Programs. Public and private sector organizations that address one or more of these issues identified by GOYFF can apply for these funds. Grants are then awarded through a formal application process called a Request for Grant Application (RFGA).
Commission Special Projects
- Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards: Since 2003, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards has recognized individuals and groups who serve Arizona communities. The 20th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards was held on April 26, 2023. Awards were received for the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Inspired Adult Leadership, Inspired Youth Leadership, Service to Community, and AmeriCorps Member/Volunteer.
Learn more about the 2023 Awardees
- Arizona Summit on Volunteerism & Civic Engagement: Since 2010, the Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement has provided the opportunity for individuals, groups, leaders, and representatives of Arizona’s volunteer, civic engagement, and service-learning communities to develop further and foster their skills to serve Arizona communities better.
View 2023 Event Details