Volunteerism & Service Conference
September 11-12, 2014
Strengthening Our Communities through
Collaboration and Volunteerism
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 huge success!
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
The 2015 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference
will be held September 30-October 1, at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center, in Roanoke, Virginia.
Make your hotel reservations today!
2014 is 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!
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Refund Policy: Registration cancellations must be made in writing and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Monday, September 1, in order to receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee. If a registrant cancels after September 1, or is a no-show, the full registration fee will still be owed. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for late cancellations or no-shows. However, if your organization would like to substitute another individual, please email email@example.com to obtain information about substitutions.
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 conference workshops.
- Download Conference Materials and Presentations.
This year’s conference included representatives from AmeriCorps and other National Service Programs, Community Action Programs, Faith-Based Programs, and Neighborhood Assistance Programs. The annual statewide conference provided 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
The Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference was green this year! All presentations and handouts are available for download.
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.