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AmeriCorps Teams Seek Volunteers to Help Texas Flood Survivors
02 JUL 2015

JUL 1, 2015  AmeriCorps Teams Seek Volunteers to Help Texas Flood Survivors Under the coordination of AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams, thousands of volunteers have assisted residents with home clean-up and debris clearing from the devastating floods. But the work is not finished and there are many residents that still need help.  Whether you can donate a few hours or several days of your time, your effort will help multiply effect and speed the recovery for disaster survivors. Volunteers can register at the locations below:  ...


More than 220 National Service Members Deploy to Assist Texas with Flood Response
02 JUL 2015

Under the coordination of CNCS's Disaster Services Unit and AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams (A-DRTs), thousands of volunteers have assisted Central Texas residents with home clean-up and debris clearing from the recent devastating floods. In addition to the 176 national service members that have responded to flooding throughout the state of Texas, on June 12, CNCS deployed an additional 46 AmeriCorps members and staff to support the State’s continued response and recovery efforts from th...


VISTA Member Flood Response Experience with OneStar Foundation in TX
01 JUL 2015

     By Dani Rosati, VISTA Member '14-15 Click here to view the original article published in the Corporation for National & Community Service's Disaster Brief. Nothing can truly prepare one for disaster relief efforts other than experiencing it firsthand. I am currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at OneStar Foundation in Austin, Texas. A week after flooding from the Blanco River had devastated nearby towns, and, as the waters were still receding, I headed to Wimberley, Texas to help in the recovery efforts. My pl...


NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 32nd ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER AWARDS
23 JUN 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                              June 23, 2015 Contact: Liz Darling 512-287-2062 Liz@onestarfoundation.org  NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 32nd ANNUA...


Apply for the National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition
31 MAY 2015

The Corporation for National and Community Service has released a new Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of up to $800,000 for the 2015 National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition. The broad objectives of the competition are to: Promote research on national service, civic engagement, and volunteering among researchers and practitioners Broaden the evidence base for programs using national service and volunteering Increase the availability of innovative research methods used to study to national service and volunteering ...