Paula Pawlowski, Director

Paula Pawlowski
Serve Alaska
Executive Director

Welcome to Serve Alaska!

Serve Alaska, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, brings AmeriCorps programs to Alaska. The Serve Alaska sub-grantees operate in almost every region of the state, bringing much needed support and training to rural and urban Alaska.

Serve Alaska also works with the National Service Inclusion Project to foster and encourage persons with disabilities to participate in community service.

This website provides information on our different programs, activities and funding opportunities.


Americorp Celebrates 20 Years of Service with a
National Swearing In Ceremony

Volunteers Swearing In

Though AmeriCorps programs will have a menu of options from which to choose how to engage in the anniversary-related events throughout the year, the vision for the culminating event on September 12, 2014 is a simultaneous swearing-in of AmeriCorps members in every state and territory, on the same day, at the same time. This replicates the first swearing-in ceremony done on September 12, 1994. This event will feature a “sworn-in again” component for AmeriCorps alums who can recommit their pledge.

This nationwide ceremony also will include service champions, a bipartisan group of elected leaders, and partners from the private and public sectors.

Visit the Americorps Website at:

First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards

The awards committee is accepting nominations for the 2014 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. Nomination forms are available in the Governor’s Offices or online at: www.VolunteerAwards.Alaska.Gov. Nominations must be hand delivered or post marked no later than March 3, 2014 at 5:00PM. For more information, contact Lindy Irwin at 907-269-7450 or

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Serve Alaska staff celebrated 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by helping United Way of Anchorage (UWA) spread the word out on 2-1-1 service. Alaska 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service in which trained specialists can connect callers to basic needs and community services such as; child care, food, clothing, shelter, energy assistance, health care, job services and more.

MLK Day of Service will be on January 20, 2014. Please visit for more information.

U.S. Mayors Pledge to Honor AmeriCorps
and Senior Corps Members

For more information on the Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service, visit:

Announcement Archives