United Way Association of South Carolina
The mission of the South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service is to improve South Carolina communities through volunteerism and national service programs. Our vision is to promote and increase an ethic of service and volunteerism in the State of South Carolina; the capacity of faith-based and community organizations within the state to better compete for funding opportunities; and collaboration among the communities and organizations that are working to meet the most urgent needs of our State. Volunteer South Carolina (VSC) will strengthen and build upon its network among the state's volunteer centers and other volunteer connector organizations to ensure that the numbers of new volunteers will increase as well as the number of significant volunteer opportunities focused on solving local community problems. VSC will provide a forum for the volunteer center directors to meet and focus on issues and resources pertinent to successful volunteer management. VSC will continue to foster the Commission's strategic alliance with the South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration (SCAVA) through its affiliate groups, helping professionals who work in community-based settings to more effectively manage their volunteer programs. VSC will build upon the Commission's relationship with the State Emergency Management Division and SC Volunteers Active in Disaster (VOAD) by encouraging new unaffiliated volunteers to utilize a new statewide resource, which will allow them to connect with volunteer opportunities during disaster recovery more systematically. Additionally, VSC will work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to increase services to more individuals in communities throughout the state by adding new resources, including volunteers.