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Special FY14 AmeriCorps State NOFO Announced

MLK Day projects impacted entire state

MLK Day projects need volunteers

MLK Day is January 20

Happy Holidays

MLK Day 2014

Giving thanks for Louisiana volunteers

JFK’s legacy of service

Post Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunity Friday, November 29 in New Orleans

FY14 AmeriCorps*State NOFO released

Champions of Service Gala a success!

Meet our 2013 Champions of Service

Join us for the 20th anniversary Champions of Service gala October 24

Volunteers in Public Schools seeks Voyage Program mentors

Warrick Dunn to be recognized as Louisiana Champion of Service

Five Regional Volunteers Named Champions of Service

Deadline extended for Champions of Service nominations

On 9/11 we pause to remember

Deadline extended for Champions of Service nominations

Drew Brees teams with Super Service Challenge to support 9/11 Day observance

September is National Preparedness Month

Cornerstone Builders

Community Builders Corps

Communities in Schools of Greater New Orleans

Boys & Girls Club of North Central Louisiana

Nominate a Champion of Service

9/11 National Day of Remembrance and Service Grants

2013-2014 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Healthy Communities Grant

ULL AmeriCorps named 2013 Innovation & Leadership Featured Finalist

Volunteer Fair in Baton Rouge August 10.  Find a place to serve!

Volunteer Ascension needs volunteers for School Tools July 13

Volunteers needed July 2 and 3 in New Orleans

Youth Service America grants available

CNCS announces FY14 RSVP grants to engage volunteers 55

Medical and non-medical volunteers needed for free clinic July 2 and 3

Ask yourself: How can national service help my organization?

Hurricane Season begins June 1

National Hurricane Preparation Week May 26-June 1

How you can help in Oklahoma’s recovery

2013 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

Louisiana beaches rank 20th in terms of trash collected, Ocean Conservancy reports

Senior Corps Week May 6-10

Volunteer Louisiana celebrates 20 years with Capitol Day and Food Drive

Volunteers needed for Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

GYSD fast approaching

“I Serve Because” video contest

Global Youth Service Day funds still available

AmeriCorps Week 2013

More Information

FY14 Planning Grant NOFA
FY14 Planning Grant Instructions 

FY14 Planning Grant NOFO

The Volunteer Louisiana Commission is pleased to offer up to $38,000 in AmeriCorps Planning Grants for the FY14 AmeriCorps year.  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 playing field in a competitive applicaiton process.  PDF versions of the NOFO and the Application Instructions appear on the right side of this page.

Volunteer Louisiana encourages all eligible organizations to strongly consider this opportunity. This is a very short application window and there are two important deadlines to note:

  • A Notice of Intent to Apply is due Monday, June 16, 2014 at 4 pm CST. Failure to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply will render an applicant ineligible to apply.
  • Applications are due Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at  4pm CST. Successful applicants will be notified no later than June 30.

Applicants will apply to Volunteer Louisiana through the eGrants web-based application system.  eGrants may be accessed at http://www.nationalservice.gov/egrants/index.asp, and applicants will choose the FY14 AmeriCorps State Formula NOFO option. 

Virtual exercise series helps you get Good and Ready

Baton Rouge professor publishes book on civic engagement

Nominate a young person to be a Hasbro Community Action Hero

Volunteers needed for Eight Days of Hope in Hurricane Isaac recovery

LYAC is a great volunteer opportunity for Louisiana students

Why Litter Stinks

MLK Day 2013

Funds still available for Global Youth Service Day 2013 projects

It’s not too late to plan an MLK Day project

U-High Baton Rouge conducts sports equipment and book donation drive

St. John Parish Long Term Recovery Group establishes website

Join the Super Service Challenge New Orleans

City Year BR Looking for Mid-Year Corps Members

FY 13 AmeriCorps State RFP now available

City Year New Orleans

Volunteer for the Bicentennial Military Parade Nov. 10

Volunteers needed for Library Book Festival October 27 in Baton Rouge

Tell us what you think about volunteering in Louisiana

Become a Super Bowl XLVII volunteer

Show Us Your U

The ABC’s of AmeriCorps

Louisiana Book Festival needs volunteers

Welcome to Volunteer Louisiana

Remembering the 9/11 volunteers

Meeting Dates

2013 Commission Meeting Dates and Locations

All meetings are 10 am to 2 pm.  The public is welcome to attend.

January 9-- --Cancelled.  There are no Action Items.

March 13 --Capitol Park Welcome Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Meeting Agenda
Minutes of the December 12, 2012 meeting

June 19 --Capitol Park Welcome Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Meeting Agenda
Minutes of the March 13, 2013 meeting 

July 12, 2013 10:30 a.m.--Called Commission meeting, 1051 N. Third St., Suite B-62, Baton Rouge, LA
Meeting Agenda 

September 11 --Lousiana State Museum, 660 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, LA
Agenda
Minutes of the June 19 meeting
Minutes of the July 12 meeting 

December 11 --Lousiana State Museum, 660 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, LA
Agenda
Minutes of the Sept. 11, 2013 meeting 

2014 COMMISSION MEETING DATES.  Meetings are held at the State Library,
701 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge from 10 AM TO 2 PM. 
The public is welcome to attend.

 March 12, 2014
Agenda
Minutes of the December 11, 2013 meeting 

June 18, 2014  

Agenda

Minutes of the March 12, 2014 meeting

September 12, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

December 10, 2014

Hurricane Isaac Response

Tangipahoa CERT classes Sept. 4

We want to hear from you!

Thank YOU to those who have worked for Recovery!

Include Me grants up to $5K available

Shelter Training in Baton Rouge

June 1 marks start of Hurricane Season

Foster Grandparent grant opportunity for Louisiana

Jon Bon Jovi United We Serve PSA

Governor Jindal proclaims Global Youth Service Day April 21

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week

Wendy Spencer takes helm as CEO of CNCS

Congratulations are in order

$500 mini-grants available for volunteer projects

Join us for Global Youth Service Day April 20-22

Citizen Service Before Self Honors deadline February 10

Lt. Governor Dardenne Urges Service Today

MLK Day Presidential Proclamation

Call for volunteers for Baton Rouge Senior Olympics

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal was established in 1993 to be awarded to members of the United States military (active duty, reserve and National Guard) who perform substantial volunteer service to the local community beyond the duties required by military service. The requirements are that the volunteer service was directed towards the civilian community (including military families), of a significant nature which produces tangible results, and have a direct and sustained impact.

For more information on this award click here:
http://www.battlebook.org/military/Admin/MOVSM.pdf

For a fillable recommendation form click here:
http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pdf/A638.PDF

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Bloggers sought for LPB website

Change the World on Global Youth Service Day 2012!

A Billion + Change Pledged