Napa County Office of Education
AmeriCorps National Planning Grant FY 2012
Building on the exceptional success of the California Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP), Napa County Office of Education's CalSERVES division proposes a planning project to expand and broaden the current scope of the VIP program to focus on the needs of active military, veterans and their families. The Military/Veterans Volunteer Project (MVP) will expand services to Oregon and Washington, engaging AmeriCorps members to recruit, train, and support veterans as volunteers in nonprofit organizations serving fellow military/veterans and their families in key locations within each state. Additionally, members will increase the capacity of the nonprofit organizations to effectively address the needs of military families by developing systems and resources to promote a sustained military/veteran program operating through volunteer hubs throughout both States.