Reporting – Demographic Definitions

 

Number of episodic volunteers generated by AmeriCorps members: Number of volunteers, recruited and/or supported directly by AmeriCorps members, that participated in one-time service projects. Each volunteer should be counted only once, even if an individual volunteer participated in more than one volunteer opportunity.

Number of ongoing volunteers generated by AmeriCorps members: Number of volunteers, recruited and/or supported directly by AmeriCorps members, that have made an ongoing volunteer commitment. Each volunteer should be counted only once, even if an individual volunteer participated in more than one volunteer opportunity.

Individual volunteers may not be counted in both the episodic and ongoing volunteer categories; the sum of the volunteers reported in these two categories must represent an unduplicated count. If you are unsure whether a volunteer is episodic or ongoing, report it the “episodic” category.


Number of AmeriCorps members who participated in at least one disaster services project:

Disaster services projects: projects within the Disaster Services Focus area designed to provide services to individuals in the areas of disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and/or mitigation.

Preparedness: Actions that involve a combination of planning, resources, training, exercising, and
organizing to build, sustain, and improve operational capabilities. Preparedness is the process of
identifying the personnel, training, and equipment needed for a wide range of potential incidents, and
developing jurisdiction-specific plans for delivering capabilities when needed for an incident.

Response: Immediate actions to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs. Response also includes the execution of emergency plans and actions to support short-term recovery.

Recovery: The development, coordination, and execution of service- and site-restoration plans; the
reconstitution of government operations and services; individual, private-sector, nongovernmental, and
public-assistance programs to provide housing and to promote restoration; long-term care and
treatment of affected persons; additional measures for social, political, environmental, and economic
restoration; evaluation of the incident to identify lessons learned; post-incident reporting; and
development of initiatives to mitigate the effects of future incidents.

Mitigation: Activities providing a critical foundation in the effort to reduce the loss of life and property from natural and/or manmade disasters by avoiding or lessening the impact of a disaster and providing value to the public by creating safer communities. Mitigation seeks to fix the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. These activities or actions, in most cases, will have a long-term sustained effect.

Each AmeriCorps member should be counted only once, even if an individual member participated in more than one disaster services project.

Number of disasters to which AmeriCorps members have responded: Count only disasters for which members specifically provided response services, which include immediate actions to save lives, protect property, and the environment, and meet basic human needs. Response also includes the execution of emergency plans and actions to support short-term recovery. Each disaster should be counted only once, even if members provided response activities over a length of time.

Number of individuals affected by disaster receiving assistance from members: Disaster assistance includes the range of activities identified by but not limited to CNCS’s Disaster Performance Measures in the areas of preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation. CNCS definitions of these terms are included in the definition for the demographic indicator related to disaster service projects above.


Number of veterans served: A veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval or air service and who was discharged or released therefrom under condition other than dishonorable. Veterans served may include veterans that received direct support and assistance from AmeriCorps members and/or veterans recruited or managed by AmeriCorps members as volunteers.

Number of veteran family members served: A family member is a person related by blood, marriage or adoption to a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, including one who is deceased. Count is based on the number of family members that received direct support and assistance from AmeriCorps members. Each family member receiving services, even if they are part of the same veteran family, should be counted individually.

Number of military family members served: A family member is a person related by blood, marriage or adoption to an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces (see definition of “active duty” below). Count is based on the number of family members that received direct support and assistance from AmeriCorps members. Each family member receiving services, even if they are part of the same military family, should be counted individually.

Number of active duty military members served: The term “active duty” means full-time duty in the active military service of the United States, including the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard. This includes members of the Reserve Component serving on active duty or full-time training duty. CNCS considers National Guard members and reservists and wounded warriors sub-groups of active duty military. Active duty military members served may include military members that received direct support and assistance from AmeriCorps members and/or military members recruited or managed by AmeriCorps members as volunteers.

Performance measure V1: definition of “CNCS-supported assistance