WV Commission for National and Community Service

Contact Information

710 Central Ave
Charleston, WV 25302 - 1702
(304) 558-0111 54316
FY 2017 Volunteer Generation Fund

Executive Summary

Volunteer West Virginia will improve the efficiency of volunteer management in West Virginia by

1. Developing a Comprehensive Rural Volunteer Management Training Curriculum to include a Rural Spontaneous Disaster Volunteer Management training and exercise module modelled after the current FEMA curriculum and tailored to meet the needs of rural, mountainous states.

2. Training Volunteer West Virginia Staff and local partners as Instructors in the curriculum. This Train-the-Trainer design will expand the capacity and sustainability of the program in the future.

3. Granting funding of up to $30,000 (including 20% local match) to local nonprofits or cities for expanding, developing, and strengthening volunteer infrastructure which will increase the ability of local organizations to successfully recruit, mobilize and retain volunteers.

This project will operate for three years. In the first year of the project Volunteer West Virginia will utilize $262,295 in federal funds and match with $69,840 state and local cash and inkind resources. In the first year 30 individuals will receive training in Volunteer Management best practices and participate in the development of a new rural volunteer management curriculum which will be available to organizations statewide. At least 10 local organizations will receive capacity building services and those same organizations will generate at least an additional 1,500 volunteers who are placed in high quality volunteer assignments locally and serve a total of 7,500 hours.

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