Severe Weather and Tornado Disaster Response — Van, TX
20 MAY 2015

AmeriCorps members from Texas Conservation Corps, one of OneStar Foundation's AmeriCorps Texas grantees, have set up a Volunteer Reception Center following severe weather and tornadoes that struck Van, Texas on May 11, 2015. So far they have registered more than 600 volunteers.  AmeriCorps is coordinating with VOAD partners Samaritan's Purse, Texas Baptist Men, Southern Baptist Convention, Team Rubicon, Operation Blessing, and Seventh Day Adventists to record volunteer hours, dispatch work orders, staff the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC), and run volunteer fie...

May is Senior Service Month and Senior Corps Week!
12 MAY 2015

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.  Honor Senior Service Dear AmeriCorps Colleagues, Throughout May, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), our grantees, and partners highlight the contributions that volunteers age 55 plus make in our communities. Senior volunteers contribute a lifetime of experienc...

The Latest Value of Volunteer Time Is…..
24 APR 2015

The Latest Value of Volunteer Time Is... Independent Sector announced last week that the 2014 estimate for the value of a volunteer hour is $23.07— a 52-cent increase from 2013, up 2.3 percent from the previous year. In Texas, the value of volunteer time is even higher, valued at $24.66 per hour in 2014, a 5.4% increase from 2013! The value of volunteer time provides one way to measure the impact millions of individuals make with each hour they dedicate to making a difference. The release of this important figure comes during National Volunteer Week, a program of ...

Register Now for the 2015 Southwest National Service Conference!
23 APR 2015

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 Southwest National Service Conference is now open! An early bird discounted rate of $135 is available to the first 100 registrants to use Promo Code SW100. The conference will take place from June 8-10, 2015 at the Sheraton Fort Worth in Fort Worth, TX. Below is some important information regarding registration and travel. Click here to view new information regarding the conference schedule, registration details, and more!   REGISTRATION Registration will close at midni...

Texas Sets a New Record for the 2015 Mayors Day & County Day of Recognition for National Service!
15 APR 2015

Texas Sets a New Record for the 2015 Mayors Day & County Day of  Recognition for National Service! THANK YOU to everyone who attended events and participated in the 2015 Mayors Day & County Day of Recognition for National Service! On April 7th, 280 mayors and county leaders from across the State of Texas were among 2,630 mayors and county leaders nationally to join together in recognition of the impact national service participants in AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have made on their local communities. The third annual Mayors ...