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Corporation for National and Community Service releases Volunteering in America

The Corporation for National and Community Service recently released Volunteering in America, the most comprehensive data on volunteering in the U.S. ever assembled. This report, available at www.VolunteeringinAmerica.gov has detailed, multi-year information on volunteering trends and demographics in all 50 states, U.S. regions and several cities, and it ranks states and large and mid-size cities on volunteer rates. The Web site allows users to explore the information in great detail and pull data from specific cities.
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Corporation for National and Community Service releases Volunteering in America

The Corporation for National and Community Service recently released Volunteering in America, the most comprehensive data on volunteering in the U.S. ever assembled. This report, available at www.VolunteeringinAmerica.gov has detailed multi-year information on volunteering trends and demographics in all 50 states, U.S. regions and several cities, and it ranks states and large and mid-size cities on volunteer rates.

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Hands On Nashville Launches Youth Summer Volunteer Camp

People of every age, race, and socio-economic background make a difference as community volunteers. Hands On Nashville, Middle Tennessee’s only volunteer resource center and an affiliate of HandsOn Network, demonstrates this truth through its Youth Summer Volunteer Camp, which began Monday, July 20. 
 
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Neighboring Family Strengthening Initiative

Thanks to the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, HandsOn Network adopted a family strengthening initiative known as Neighboring to address serious challenges faced by communities across the country. We are providing two grants for 2009:

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“Friendly” Inter-Network Competition: United We Serve

Bob Young, Associate Director at Hands On Charlotte (HOC), was impressed when he received his weekly newsletter from Boston Cares on July 1.
 
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PGA TOUR: Tickets For Charity

HandsOn Network and PGA TOUR are excited to present a new opportunity to improve the health of communities, TICKETS Fore CHARITY. This program is the next step in the the multi-faceted partnership that leverages the volunteerism, philanthropic and community improvement priorities and assets of both organizations.
 
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HandsOn Network: We're Calling America to Get HandsOn

First Lady Obama announced United We Serve, an 81-day campaign that calls all Americans to volunteer in their communities to create change, during the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service.

HandsOn Network is a key activator in this effort and will provide sustainable value for this call to service through its new Get HandsOn initiative. Essentially, HandsOn Network provides value for United We Serve through three key competencies, calling America to Get HandsOn:

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L’Oréal Paris - Women of Worth Awards

Points of Light Institute is partnering with L’Oréal Paris for the fourth annual Women of Worth Awards, and we are seeking your input. L’Oréal Paris wants to recognize, celebrate and support women who are making a difference in their communities, and you are invited to nominate and help select the winners.
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New Funding Opportunity. NOFA for Second Round of VIRE grants now available!

HandsOn Network is pleased to announce the availability of up to $1,500,000.00 in grant funding to strengthen volunteer infrastructure and increase the number of Americans engaging in quality volunteer experiences that meet critical community needs. This opportunity will support organizations’ ability to directly engage volunteers and volunteer leaders in expanded volunteer opportunities in a specified geographic area.

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VOLUNTEER FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY!

HandsOn Network has joined the US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center and dozens of leading companies to help drive volunteer solutions for our nation’s economic crisis. Throughout the country, volunteers are taking action—helping in soup kitchens or re-training displaced employees.  Companies are reframing their resources to help with basic needs and individual leaders are organizing activities to get citizens back to work and neighborhoods and schools to a better place.
 

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