July 5, 2014 11:01:36 PM
Mississippi University for Women will be one of six entities to host Volunteer Mississippi information sessions to discuss the availability of monies to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.
Those agencies include AmeriCorps State, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and Senior Service Corps programs. Educational institutions, volunteer centers, state and local government agencies, nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for national service funding.
Those interested in submitting an application for an AmeriCorps State program to operate in 2015 will meet for an additional hour after the presentation, for Nuts & Bolts of AmeriCorps State.
Dates and locations of sessions are:
AmeriCorps is a grant-funded national service network providing resources to Mississippi communities. Service program members pair with public agencies, schools and institutions of higher learning, nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations to build volunteer capacity and meet locally-identified needs. AmeriCorps members also recruit area volunteers to directly address core issues--education, disaster, health, veterans and the environment--forging self-sustaining communities.
To learn more or register for an information session, contact Judy Stein at 601-842-6700 or [email protected]
Volunteer Mississippi engages and supports Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. As your state office of volunteerism, Volunteer Mississippi administers AmeriCorps programs, supports a network of Volunteer Centers, and coordinates other initiatives fostering community engagement and building volunteer capacity throughout the state. Contact VM at 888-353-1793, volunteermississippi.org, facebook.com/volunteeryall and Twitter @volunteeryall.