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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!

Disaster Services

The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service is the state agency responsible for coordinating volunteer efforts and donations management when disaster strikes.

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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 Spotlight: Taylor Carley

    Volunteer Mississippi would like to spotlight Taylor Carley - an AmeriCorps member with the TRIAD (Training, Resources and Information for the Advancement of Disability) Service AmeriCorps program. Where do you volunteer, what’s your cause, and what’s...

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  • Commissioner Spotlight: Mark Prine

      Volunteer Mississippi would like to spotlight the Vice Chair of our Board of Commissioners, John "Mark" Prine. John “Mark” Prine was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Army Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) at the University of...

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  • Caitlin Brooking of Volunteer Mississippi Awarded National Leadership Honor

    WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 21, 2018)– Caitlin Brooking of Jackson, Mississippi was announced as the 2018 Outstanding Commission Staff at America’s Service Commissions (ASC) Innovation and Leadership Awards reception September 12 in Arlington, Virginia. The...

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  • Volunteer Mississippi Receives Funding to Establish Nonprofit Resource Hubs Across the State

    Jackson, MISS. (October 4, 2018) – The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (Volunteer Mississippi) has just been awarded $349,603 in the Volunteer Generation Fund 2018-2019 award competition of the Corporation for National and Community Service...

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  • America Reads – MS AmeriCorps celebrates 20 years of service, begins next chapter

    Jackson, MISS. (October 11, 2018)- Former AmeriCorps members, staff, their families, and supporters will gather tomorrow and Saturday in Jackson to commemorate 20 years of serving together and carrying out the mission of national service: “to make our...

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  • 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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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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    Connecting Communities and Leaders to Resources Volunteer Mississippi, the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits, and the Mississippi Association of...

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