SerVermont, the Vermont Commission on National and Community Service, was established by Executive Order 05-98 on November 30, 1993 by Governor Howard Dean. The Governor appoints up to 25 individuals to serve three year terms as members of SerVermont's Commission. SerVermont promotes, supports, and recognizes volunteerism and community service throughout Vermont. Activities include:
- Select, monitor, and evaluate state AmeriCorps programs
- Provide technical assistance and support to commission-funded programs, and whenever possible to all Corporation funded programs
- Provide opportunities to recognize the efforts of volunteers and organizations who contribute to meeting the needs of their communities
- Update a plan of service for the state annually
- Build on existing resources and networks to integrate training, technical assistance, funding, and other support for all state community service organizations
Facilitate access to information needed by organizations and individuals regarding service opportunities and programs through out the state
The commission is supported by 3 full time staff members. The staff manages the budget, plans and executes training and recognition events, administers grants for Vermont’s AmeriCorps State programs, Vermont's AmeriCorps*VISTA program, monitors those programs to ensure compliance with federal regulations, promotes inclusion within the programs, and plays a vital role in the state’s emergency operations plan.