Newsletter – December 2009
Programs will receive the following funding:
- $372.5 million for AmeriCorps State and National
- $197 million for the National Service Trust
- $99.1 million for AmeriCorps VISTA
- $29 million for AmeriCorps NCCC
- $220.9 million for Senior Corps
- $39.5 million for Learn and Serve America
- $17 million for State Commission Administration
- $50 million for Social Innovation Fund
- $4 million for Volunteer Generation Fund
- $1 million for nonprofit capacity building
During this holiday season we can’t forget the millions of people in our state who live in poverty – often without food on the table or a roof over their heads. And while the problem is bigger than any one of us can solve, every one of us can make a difference by volunteering in our communities. Whether it’s serving food in a kitchen line, organizing a clothing drive for a local homeless shelter or teaching computer skills to adults looking for jobs, together WE can all give something back this holiday season.
To learn how you can help and get connected to volunteer opportunities in your community, please visit www.CaliforniaVolunteers.org.
National Family Volunteer Day
To view the Proclamation in its entirety, please visit the Governor’s Web Site.
A Day On, Not a Day Off: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Recap: The 2009 Women’s Conference
National Service Learning Conference
the largest gathering of youth and practitioners involved in the service-learning movement, drawing approximately 2,500 attendees from across the United States and
many other countries each year. Through general sessions, thought leader series, and service-learning projects, the conference engages participants in local, national, and
Give A Day, Get A Disney Day.
Those in Canada, Puerto Rico or the United States who volunteer their time in service to a participating organization beginning on January 1, 2010, will receive a free one-day admission ticket to a Disney theme park at either Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., or Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.
Many nonprofit and community partners will be able to participate in the program through partnerships with a HandsOn Action Center and by registering for the program at http://vop.handsonnetwork.org. Participating in this program is a special way to help people recognize their individual and collective power to create change through volunteering, and celebrate the everyday heroes who serve. It also provides an opportunity for partner organizations to honor those individuals and families who help fulfill their organizational missions—and to attract new volunteers who want to engage.
If your organization is interested in participating in the “Give A Day. Get A Disney Day.” program, please visit http://vop.handsonnetwork.org/faq for more information.
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