Georgia 4-H is supported by two AmeriCorps grants – Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and AmeriCorps State.

VISTA was founded in 1965  as a national service program designed to fight poverty in America. The AmeriCorps State program, founded in 1993,  supports a wide range of local service programs that address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Both programs are a part of the Corporation for  National and Community Service. Funding for the State program is administered by the Georgia Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

AmeriCorps' Impact (Video)

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More information on an AmeriCorps position, can be found here. To apply, visit, job search keyword ‘AmeriCorps’.

For more information about AmeriCorps VISTA projects and openings, visit


AmeriCorps State Program Coordinator

Jennifer E. Cantwell, MSW – Extension 4-H Program Coordinator
AmeriCorps & Program Evaluation
University of Georgia
328 Hoke Smith Annex  Athens, GA 30602-4356
Office:(706)542-4294  Fax:(706)542-7373

AmeriCorps VISTA State Program Coordinator

Keri Hobbs, MSW – Extension 4-H Specialist
Volunteer Development
University of Georgia
327 Hoke Smith Annex  Athens, GA 30602-4356
Office:(706)542-4H4H  Fax:(706)542-7373