Why volunteer for a national service agency? Simply put, there are no negative consequences for serving our country through volunteerism and it is not a one way street. Volunteering does not consist of altruism and selflessness acts alone, the volunteer can benefit from their service, too! Serving for AmeriCorps (an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service) has been a rewarding experience and for the community I serve. I challenge everyone to get involved and volunteer within their communities.