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Volunteer Mississippi engages Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to and support for their communities. Volunteering is good for you, and good for your community, so get involved today!

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Volunteer Mississippi engages Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to and support for their communities. Volunteering is good for you, and good for your community, so get involved today! 

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"Lunch and Learn" Tour

Volunteer Mississippi has partnered with the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (MCN) to host the “Lunch and Learn: Accessing AmeriCorps and Community Development Funding” tour in municipalities across Mississippi.

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Our Story

Our mission at Volunteer Mississippi is to engage and support Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. Our story—the story of volunteerism in Mississippi— is about service as a way of life. It’s about leadership in our communities, our schools, and our churches. And it’s about results:  statewide, volunteers and national service members are getting things done, making a difference for our children, our seniors, our veterans and military families.

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AmeriCorps

Volunteer Mississippi awards AmeriCorps State grants to organizations throughout the state addressing Mississippi’s greatest needs. AmeriCorps programs offer individuals a unique opportunity to improve communities through service, learn valuable skills, and obtain life-changing service experiences.

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Volunteerism

Volunteer Mississippi seeks to expand volunteerism throughout the state by connecting volunteers with the organizations that need their skills and time.

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Disaster Services

During emergencies, Volunteer Mississippi (Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service) is the state agency responsible for coordinating volunteer efforts and donations management. Volunteer Mississippi (MCVS) activates Volunteer Response Centers (VRCs), serving multiple functions for local communities and for the individuals and organizations mediating disaster aftermath.

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What's New

  • Volunteer Mississippi Announces 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Grant Awardees

    Statewide, MISS. – The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (Volunteer Mississippi) announced on Friday, July 20, that Mississippi received $3.29 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the...

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  • Volunteer Mississippi Hosts Celebration of Service to Honor AmeriCorps Members

    On June 4, 2018 Volunteer Mississippi hosted its annual “Celebration of Service” at the Jackson Convention Complex to honor over 300 AmeriCorps Mississippi members of all ages and backgrounds who completed their term of service this year. The program...

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  • Mary Louise Shaw Receives Marsha Meeks Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award

    Mary Louise Shaw has built a life of service, spending all of her time and energy making the world a better place for everyone around her. One of her many contributions has been to the Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area. Since 1992, Mary...

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  • Northeast Mississippi Is A Great Place To Volunteer!

    If you live in Northeast Mississippi and need a great place to volunteer, or if you need volunteers – Volunteer Northeast Mississippi is the place to go! In April, the CREATE Foundation and United Way of Northeast Mississippi launched a new initiative...

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  • 2018 Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Awards

    180 people filled the Mississippi Museum of Art’s Trustmark Grand Hall on April 16, 2018 to celebrate the outstanding volunteer service given by 12 individuals and organizations. Out of more than 80 statewide nominations, 9 individuals and 3...

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  • AmeriCorps NCCC, Southern Region is Now Accepting Project Proposals

    Is your organization or community in need of dedicated individuals who want to make a difference?  You can apply now for a team just in time to get things done and accomplish your project goals! Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages its teams in...

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  • Volunteer Mississippi and Lady Bryant Recognize Mississippians for Outstanding Service

    On Monday, April 16, Volunteer Mississippi and First Lady Deborah Bryant honored several Mississippi residents and organizations for their outstanding volunteer service during the 2018 Governors’ Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Awards. The...

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  • Volunteer Mississippi Commissioners, Staff visit Grenada School District AmeriCorps Program

      On Thursday, March 22, members of the Volunteer Mississippi staff and Board of Commissioners travelled to Grenada, Miss. to perform a site visit with the Grenada Public Schools AmeriCorps program. Among the Commissioners present were Dr. Bridget...

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Inspiration

  • “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “It's not about how hard you can hit; it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” -- Rocky Balboa

  • “Give me a place to stand, and I will move the world.” -- Archimedes

  • “Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” -- Robert F. Kennedy

  • “Love cannot remain by itself -- it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.” -- Mother Theresa

  • “Umumtu Ngumuntu Ngamuntu -- I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to yours.” -- Ubuntu, Zulu proverb

Upcoming Events

  • 2018 Nonprofit Leadership Forums

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    Join us for the 2018 Nonprofit Leadership Forums: Connecting Communities and Leaders to Resources.  Volunteer Mississippi, the Mississippi Center for...

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