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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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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 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....

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  • Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2018-2019 Formula AmeriCorps Programs

    Volunteer Mississippi (VM) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) are pleased to announce the availability of federal funds to support new Mississippi AmeriCorps formula programs to start September, 2018 for a 12-month program...

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  • Celebration of Service Vendor Registration is Now Open

      AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. CNCS - through...

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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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  • Commissioner Spotlight: Dr. Bridget Pieschel

      How long have you been on the Commission? I joined the commission this fall, and I am very impressed with the passion of the other commissioners. I look forward to learning more from the staff and commissioners as I move through my first year.  Wha...

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  • AmeriCorps Alums still #GetThingsDone in Franklin County

    America Reads Mississippi is a statewide literacy tutoring program that operates from the MS Institutions of Higher Learning.  It is a starting point for academic support for the youngest of Mississippians charting their course to future educational...

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  • How to Get Involved During AmeriCorps Week

    AmeriCorps Week provides the perfect opportunity for AmeriCorps members, alums, grantees, program partners, and friends to demonstrate AmeriCorps' impact on critical issues, bring more Americans into service, and thank the community partners who make...

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  • Commissioner Spotlight: Becky Cade

    How long have you been on the Commission?  This is my first term as a Commissioner.  My first meeting was in October 2017, I believe.  What is one of your favorite things about serving on the Commission? Besides getting to know the staff and other...

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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

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