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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 ...


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...