Commission & Staff
The Governor's Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism is a bi-partisan commission made up of passionate commissioners who believe that volunteers are vital to creating strong, vibrant communities. Each commissioner is governor-appointed. Together, they assist EngageAR with determining community needs, setting policy and program priorities, ensuring effective use of national service funds, supporting national days of service, and promoting national service and volunteering throughout their communities.
The Arkansas Service Commission-Engage Arkansas is the primary coordinating entity supporting the Governor’s Commission on National Service and Volunteerism. We are responsible for inspiring and sustaining civic engagement by supporting and promoting local civic services, community service learning, and partner program opportunities. Our staff advocates for local, people-driven solutions by partnering with government agencies, municipalities, education systems, and the nonprofit or faith-based sectors.
2022 Governor's Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism
Next Public Commission Meeting
November 17-18, 2022 | Location TBD
Engage Arkansas Staff
Shana Chaplin, CVM | Director
Shana.Chaplin@adhe.edu | 501-537-9724
Starr Crow, CVM | Civic Engagement Manager
Starr.Crow@adhe.edu | 501-537-9722
Michael Rau | Fiscal & Administrative Support
Michael.Rau@adhe.edu | 501-371-2020