VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads
The mission of VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads is to CONNECT businesses with opportunities which create a positive impact on our community; to EQUIP nonprofits with the resources they need to achieve their mission; to MOBILIZE a community of volunteers to create change.
Who We Are
Over the past 60 years, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads has evolved from a traditional volunteer clearinghouse into a full-service management support organization for the nonprofit sector. Created as a pilot project of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, we evolved into a program of The Planning Council before launching as an independent 501(c)(3) in the 1970s. In 2007, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads was the recipient of the prestigious George W. Romney Excellence Award as the nation’s top volunteer center from a field of over 350 centers.
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads is the only comprehensive volunteer center in Hampton Roads, serving all cities in the Hampton Roads region. VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads is a member of the HandsOn Network/Points of Light, a robust network of innovative, volunteer mobilizing organizations covering 250 cities in the United States and across 37 countries. Whether it is providing training, facilitating volunteerism, or coordinating large-scale projects, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads’ efforts complement the work of area nonprofits and build their capacity to deliver their services and achieve their missions. As a local leader in nonprofit excellence, we have learned the importance of staying consistent, mission focused and deepening programs and service deliveries, rather than continually creating new programs and activities.
What We Do
To increase the capacity of Hampton Roads’ nonprofit sector to address serious community issues by:
Known for creative, well-managed projects and a commitment to connect effective volunteering with increased civic engagement, Hands On Network develops entrepreneurial strategies for bridging community resources and needs. It provides leading-edge national programming, participates in shaping national service policy and offers technology support. For more information about Hands On Network (formerly City Cares), visit www.HandsOnNetwork.org.