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May 24th, 2014

Special FY14 AmeriCorps State NOFO Announced

Volunteer Louisiana announced a Request for Proposals for FY14 AmeriCorps State Planning Grants.  A planning grant is a restricted funds grant awarded to assist an applicant in completing the steps necessary to implement a sound concept that has already been developed.  The intent is for the recipient of a planning grant to develop their concept into a complete, comprehensive application in the next cycle of funding and be able to compete on a more level…
Posted by Volunteer Louisiana on 05/24 at 09:31 PM
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January 23rd, 2014

MLK Day projects impacted entire state

More than 100 partner organizations and local governments worked together to celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.  Projects were held throughout the state, ranging from celebrations and group discussions to revitalizing common areas in local communities.  More than 3,000 volunteers gave over 18,000 hours of service in making this holiday a day on rather than a day off.  Projects included: AlexandriaThirty-five volunteers with the Arna Bontemps African American Museum…
Posted by Volunteer Louisiana on 01/23 at 02:29 PM
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January 14th, 2014

MLK Day projects need volunteers

MLK Day is January 20, 2014. Service projects in honor of his life are occurring throughout the state. Though it is a federal and state holiday, please consider using the day to help in your community. Below are some projects that need your help. Capital Area United Way in Baton Rouge will host a community resource fair at Southern University for citizens in the community to access resources that are not housed in their community. Several…
Posted by Volunteer Louisiana on 01/14 at 09:56 AM
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January 8th, 2014

MLK Day is January 20

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a National Day of Service. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a National Day of Service – a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans…
Posted by Volunteer Louisiana on 01/08 at 02:19 PM
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December 23rd, 2013

Happy Holidays

During this very special time of the year, Volunteer Louisiana wants to thank all volunteers for their dedication, passion and commitment to service.  We are especially grateful to Louisiana’s long-term volunteers, our AmeriCorps members and the out-of-state volunteers who continue to invest in our state’s recovery. Your efforts reach out to those that are most vulnerable—putting your talent, time and caring into action. Thanks to you, citizens throughout our great state will have a happier…
Posted by Volunteer Louisiana on 12/23 at 10:18 AM
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December 20th, 2013

MLK Day 2014

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service will take place January 20, 2014. During the Day of Service, thousands of people throughout Louisiana will join together to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy by turning community concerns into volunteer action. Every year, millions of people of all abilities volunteer and serve in their communities in service and service-learning projects. Funding opportunities are available through the Volunteer Louisiana Commission MLK Day project.  For an application,…
Posted by Volunteer Louisiana on 12/20 at 04:11 PM
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November 28th, 2013

Giving thanks for Louisiana volunteers

Thanksgiving is a time to pause and reflect on the incredible blessings we have experienced over the past year. As we come together to celebrate this holiday—as individuals, as families and as communities — we want to thank all of you for your service, your dedication and your commitment to assisting those in your communities who need it most.  Volunteers perform the extraordinary and ordinary acts that make a difference in so many lives. You…
Posted by Volunteer Louisiana on 11/28 at 06:00 AM
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November 22nd, 2013

JFK’s legacy of service

Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death.  Service was a hallmark of his presidency.  In March 1961 he established the Peace Corps.  It proved to be one of the most innovative and highly publicized Cold War programs set up by the United States. The JFK Presidential Library and Museum explains: "During the course of his campaign for the presidency in 1960, Kennedy floated the idea that a new 'army' should be…
Posted by Volunteer Louisiana on 11/22 at 08:06 AM
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November 20th, 2013

Post Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunity Friday, November 29 in New Orleans

The holidays are often a time to reflect and give thanks, and people often want to volunteer as an expression of their gratitude.  The Toyota Green Initiative offers one such opportunity.  They will be holding one final green community project as part of their Bayou Classic participation and would love to have you, your volunteer team or your organization be a part of it! With their partners, Toyota Green Initiative will be rebuilding a garden in the…
Posted by Volunteer Louisiana on 11/20 at 04:01 PM
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October 28th, 2013

FY14 AmeriCorps*State NOFO released

Volunteer Louisiana announces the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the FY14 AmeriCorps*State grants. This grant opportunity is made available annually to eligible organizations interested in designing direct service programs in one of the six Focus Areas of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Due to a lack of FY14 federal budget and because the government is operating under a short Continuing Resolution, CNCS has only released the NOFO and the…
Posted by Volunteer Louisiana on 10/28 at 02:38 PM
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