Michigan Community Service Commission. The State of Michigan’s lead agency on volunteerism

Ginna Holmes Headshot

Ginna Holmes

Executive Director

The Michigan Community Service Commission was established in 1991 through the Michigan Office of the Governor as the state’s lead agency for volunteerism. The Commission works to leverage and catalyze innovation and the volunteer power of Michiganders to strengthen their communities, grow the ethic of civic engagement, and build a stronger Michigan.

Alongside federal efforts through AmeriCorps the agency, the Michigan Community Service Commission and its community partners have engaged tens of thousands of volunteers of all ages, supported hundreds of community-based projects, and leveraged well over $200 million dollars for issues such as disaster response, education, the environment, veteran services, health, housing foreclosure, and many other pressing issues around the state.

“As we continue the road to recovery, we want to unite our state and recognize heroic efforts that have transformed lives,” said Michigan Community Service Commission Executive Director Ginna Holmes. “During challenging times, Michiganders have lifted each other up. Their collective heroism should inspire us all to make a difference.”

Vision and Mission

The Michigan Community Service Commission utilizes service as a strategy to address the state’s most pressing issues and empowers volunteers to strengthen communities. In addition to the overarching view of utilizing service as a strategy, there are three methods that guide MCSC’s work and how it engages both Michigan communities and program partners: as a convener, connector and resource generator.


Find out more at Michigan.gov/volunteer.