Volunteerism & Service Conference
SAVE THE DATE!!
2015 Virginia Volunteerism
& Service Conference
September 30-October 1, 2015
Sheraton Roanoke Hotel in Roanoke
Volunteers Are Everyday Heroes:
Serving Locally & Globally
- Do you work with volunteers?
Are you looking for ways to connect
with people through service?
Does your organization serve others?
The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Virginia Service Foundation will host the 2015 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference -- a highly-interactive conference offering a diverse array of workshops, networking events, and opportunities for service. This conference will also celebrate the following milestones:
- 50th Anniversary of Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)
20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Early Bird Registration begins June 15, 2015. Stay tuned for details.
Who Should Attend:
This year’s conference will include representatives from AmeriCorps and other National Service Programs, Community Action Programs, Faith-Based Programs, and Neighborhood Assistance Programs. The annual statewide conference will provide the unique tools and training necessary to fully utilize volunteer services in your community for:
- Volunteer Service Leaders
- Nonprofit Directors
- Organizational and Faith-Based Leaders
- Local Government and Public Organization Volunteer Coordinators
- Representatives from K-12 Schools
- Higher Education Volunteer Programs
Instructional workshops will include a variety of topics including: volunteer management, nonprofit resources, leadership development, technology, collaborations and partnerships. A separate track of workshops for AmeriCorps Members and Program Directors will be provided. Stay tuned for workshop descriptions.
Group rates are available for the conference at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel, 2801 Hershberger Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24017.
Conference participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a service project in the Roanoke area that will take place on September 30th. Sign-up for service projects will be available on the conference registration page when available.
You can be a unique part of the conference by reaching out to participants as an exhibitor! This year’s event will give you access to the volunteer and human service sector from across Virginia. The exhibitor fee is $225 for tax exempt organizations and $275 for for-profit organizations and includes one registration (valued at $110) to the conference.
- Find out more about being an Exhibitor at this year's conference.
Register to be on Exhibitor on Black Tie America.
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Last year's conference, September 11-12 in Richmond, was a huge success! The VA Office on Volunteerism & Community Service and the Virginia Service Foundation would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2014 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference a one-of-a-kind event!
Thank you to our 2014 Conference Sponsors!
The 2014 Virginia Volunteerism and Servie Conference would like to say a special thank you to our event sponsors who made this event possible:
- Virginia Service Foundation
- DJ M-Face
- Richmond Flying Squirrels
- The Home Depot
- Corporation for National & Community Service
2014 was the 50th Anniversary of Community Action Agencies and of Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), the 40th Anniversary of National Volunteer Week and of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps. Coinciding with the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, the conference, held September 11-12, celebrated these milestones and also featured a nationwide simultaneous swearing-in ceremony for AmeriCorps members kicked off by President Obama (watch video) and President Bill Clinton from the White House, and video message from President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. More than 350 conference attendees participated in one of several exciting service projects throughout the community!
Guests of this event included Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine!
Conference participants had the opportunity to sign up for a service project in Greater Richmond taking place on September 11th, the National Day of Service and Remembrance. More than 350 participants signed up for volunteer service! Projects included: Operation Paintbrush, project:HOMES, Tricycle Gardens, Richmond Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation/Johnston Willis, and many more! Download the list of service projects which took place during the conference. See photos from these projects.
Special thanks to the wonderful exhibitors who were a unique part of the conference! Conference participants were encouraged to visit exhibitors throughout the day and specific times were blocked off during the conference for exhibitors to interact at their booths with participants. This year's exhibitors included:
- AARP Virginia
- 211 Virginia
- Day To Serve
- Explosion Growth
- Google CS First
- National Service Programs
- REAP (Richmond Entrepreneur’s Assistance Program)
- Virginia 4-H
- Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice
- Virginia Juvenile Justice Association
- Virginia Mentoring Partnership
- William Byrd House
The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Virginia Service Foundation hosted this highly-interactive conference which offered a diverse array of workshops, networking events, and opportunities for service. Instructional workshops included volunteer management, nonprofit resources, leadership development, collaborations and partnerships. A separate track of workshops for AmeriCorps Members and Program Directors was provided.
- View complete descriptions of 2014 conference workshops.
- Download 2014 Conference Materials and Presentations.
2014 Planning Committee:
Special thanks to all the hard work of the 2014 Planning Committee who have volunteered their time, expertise, and energy to make this event possible.