Calendar of Events

AmeriCorps Texas Bi-Monthly Grantee Call
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2015 AmeriCorps Texas Bi-Monthly Calls Schedule

OneStar's portfolio-wide Updates from the Field calls will continue to be held on third Thursdays from 1-2pm Central.

The call-in number will be the same for all calls:

Dial toll-free: 1 (888) 585-9008

Use conference room number: 667882114

The following commands may be used by participants during the conference:

*1        Play menu of features so you know what is available

*2        Mute/Unmute your own line so other people can't hear you talk

*5        Hear the number of callers who are on the conference

*9        Raise Your Hand (when the Moderator has the conference in Lecture Mode)

Webinar – Preparedness Resources for Faith-based & Community Organizations
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Webinar: National Preparedness Month and Preparedness Resources for Faith-based and Community Organizations


The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a Center of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar on Thursday, September 8 from 2-3 PM ET, which will feature information on disaster preparedness resources available for a successful National Preparedness Month and brief presentations on the FEMA Non-Profit Security Grant and Building Resilience with Diverse Communities.


How to Join the Webinar:


We hope that you will be able to join us on September 8! 

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all-day

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

Find volunteer opportunites, register your project, and find resources here!

AmeriCorps Notice of Intent Forms Due (Competitive)
Sep 15 all-day

Notice of Intent Forms Due for 2017-2018 Competitive Recompete Applicants. Click here to submit.

Lubbock Nonprofit Summit
Sep 15 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm




Thursday September 15, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Service & Leadership Symposium is a day dedicated to living out everything the Volunteer Center of Lubbock is about – inspiring a more engaged community by helping people find their purpose and act on it. This year, we are proud to partner with the OneStar Foundation as a part of the Texas Nonprofit Summit Series.

Click here for information and registration.


Interagency Coordinating Board Meeting (ICG)
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Interagency Coordinating Group (ICG)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
John H. Winters Building
701 W. 51st Street
5th Floor – Room 560W 
Austin, TX 78751
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


  1. Introductions
  1. ICG Agency Updates, Reports and Recommendations
  1. Update on HHSC Reorganization
  1. Comments and Recommendations for ICG Activities
  1. Research on the State of Texas Nonprofit Sector
    Dr. Laurie Paarlberg, Bush School of Government and Public Service
  2. Next Steps for December 1, 2016 Report to the Texas Legislature
  3. Adjourn
Operation Volunteer Placement – A Volunteer Reception Center Exercise
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Points of Light is offering an opportunity for agencies and organizations tasked with coordinating spontaneous volunteers during a disaster the chance to participate in a FREE internet based exercise entitled Operation Volunteer Placement on Saturday September 24, 2016.

This exercise will proved participants from local agencies and organizations that have a role in coordinating and / or utilizing spontaneous volunteers during a disaster the opportunity to work together as a unified team in establishing, managing and demobilizing a Volunteer Reception Center.

Access the Operation Volunteer Placement – A VRC Exercise web site for additional information and to register yourself along with your organization to participate it this engaging exercise.

Responding to the Impact of Trauma and Toxic Stress Prior to & After a Disaster among Vulnerable Populations: A Faith- and Community-Based Approach
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In recognition of September’s National Preparedness Month and America’s PrepareAthon!, the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (DHS Center) and FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division are co-hosting a webinar on Responding to the Impact of Trauma and Toxic Stress Prior to & After a Disaster among Vulnerable Populations: A Faith- and Community-Based Approach  on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT.  This webinar will provide faith- and community-based organizations with tools, resources, and partnerships to help respond to the needs of vulnerable populations and communities traumatically impacted after all hazards, including active shooter incidents.  

How to Join the Webinar:

Workplace Down – An Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Is your organization ready for an active shooter event?  During this exercise workplace management and employees will have the opportunity to work together as a team as they face the various challenges associated with responding to a workplace incident. This is a self-paced exercise intended for group interaction and is open to all organizations and places of worship.

Register Now – http://www.drc-group.com/project/wpd-as.html 

National Service Safety Stand Down & America’s PrepareAthon
Sep 30 all-day

National Service Safety Stand Down is September 30

Join OneStar Foundation and guest presenters on Friday, September 30th from 2:30-4:00pm Central for a 90-minute webinar to learn more about how national service members and volunteers can ensure they are prepared and safe during their terms of service. Held in conjunction with America's PrepareAthon, CNCS, and FEMA.

*Participation will count toward AmeriCorps Texas members' disaster requirement.

This webinar will cover:
– Personal Preparedness & Safety 101
– Disaster Basics and Types of Disasters
– Role of National Service in Times of Disaster
– Additional Resources and How to Learn More

Presenters for this session include:
– Damian Morales, Disaster Services Program Specialist, OneStar Foundation
– Lisa Tatum, Senior Manager, Disaster Preparedness, VolunteerNow

This session is geared toward AmeriCorps Texas program staff and members but open to all national service programs.

Click here to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.