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Service Learning Summit

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Mark Your Calendar:  The 3rd Annual Appalachian Summit on Service-Learning Pedagogy & Practice is set for Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Carson-Newman University in East Tennessee.  Registration fee is $25.  The Summit is presented by the Carson-Newman Bonner Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement.  If you have questions please send to apiotrowski@cn.edu or call 865-471-4830.

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GIVING TUESDAY

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

“Giving Tuesday” is less than a week away.  The Friends of Volunteer Tennessee Board wants to extend our appreciation to all those who have served with and supported us over the past year.  Friends (FVT) is still in its infancy but what we may lack in size we try to make up for in service and commitment.  Giving Tuesday (December 1st) is only a few years old but we hope, by now, that it’s on your radar (and calendar). Please join us in making Giving Tuesday your day to make a 2015 donation to celebrate and support community volunteerism across Tennessee. To support Friends and the service efforts of Volunteer Tennessee (the State Commission on National...

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‘FRIENDS’ BOARD SEEKS ADDITIONAL DIRECTORS

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Dateline 10/23/2015:  On today’s board conference call, Friends of Volunteer Tennessee (FVT) Board President Tracy Van de Vate requested that Volunteer Tennessee and current FVT board members submit suggestions for new FVT Directors.  Prospects should be Tennessee residents with a rich background and/or commitment to national and community volunteerism…especially including service on the Volunteer Tennessee Commission, AmeriCorps member service, national service program management/supervision, or similar experiences in community volunteerism.  The Board service term is for two years without financial compensation.  Meetings are typically quarterly via...

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Rep. Kevin Brooks Honors Volunteer Tennessee

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Rep. Kevin Brooks Honors Volunteer Tennessee

As many of you know, Rep. Kevin Brooks introduced and passed House Joint Resolution 573 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Volunteer Tennessee. It was a very exciting day for the organization and we thank all the Tennessee elected officials who voted to honor volunteerism across this state. You can read the full resolution text here.

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VOLUNTEER TENNESSEE 20TH ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION AND BOARD MEETING

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Blog, News | 0 comments

The Tennessee Generally Assembly will recognize Volunteer Tennessee’s 20th anniversary during its session on Thursday, February 6, 2014.  Created on February 7, 1994, Volunteer Tennessee is a 25 member bipartisan board appointed by the Governor to encourage volunteerism and community service in Tennessee.  Volunteer Tennessee pursues its mission through administration of AmeriCorps grants, training and collaborations and coalitions with public and private organizations interested in volunteerism and service.  In its 20 years of operation, the agency has trained over 20,000 people on volunteer-related topics. “From building houses to preventing child abuse, volunteers...

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Lebanon Democrat: ‘Stars’ alight in Wilson

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Wilson County honored several “stars” Tuesday night during the annual Governor’s Volunteer Star Awards dinner. The award nominees were each given a certificate thanking them for their volunteer spirit. Two winners, one adult and one youth, will be chosen to go on to the state banquet and be recognized in March. The nominees for 2014 are Abigail Wright, Austyn Walls, Brianna Garvin, CASA volunteers, Chol Wal Rambang, Deborah Pare, Emma Eck, Katlin Dickson, Mary Holden, Nelson Greg Armstrong, Reagan Jennings, Tina Winfree, Valentine Vastola, Veronica Mallicoat and the Wilson County Archives volunteers. Read the entire article at the Lebanon...

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