Mission: 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.
Programs: Building the capacity of the nonprofit sector - volunteer hampton roads hosts numerous training programs throughout the year to help build the capacity of the nonprofit sector in the hampton roads region. The organization hosted two forums with 250 participants. Customized sessions and a volunteer management training served nearly 250 individuals. Service enterprise initiative - this training is designed as a change management training to walk entire organizations through a process to improve their overall capacity by using volunteers at a very highly skilled level.
encouraging corporate engagement- nearly 60 corporations are members of our hampton roads corporate volunteer council. We have met for 15 meetings over the past year. The council has hosted a back to school supply drive which donated nearly 250 backpacks to at risk youth valued at 23,850. E-wires, newsletters, and publications relevant to and promoting corporate social responsibility throughout the year totaling 11,500. Staff training, program administration, membership drive, and professional fees and conferences for furthering corporate social responsibility initiatives were executed throughout the year. Each december an annual meeting and awards ceremony is held for the members. Engaged two corporations in consulting services to develop evp program.
promoting volunteerism and civic engagement- volunteer hampton roads hosts three seasons of service days (sos) throughout the year: family volunteer day, hampton roads volunteer achievement awards, and global youth service day as well as promotes volunteerism through the volunteer connection and handson calendar. Through the sos days, 1076 volunteers donated a total of 3,228 service hours. The number of volunteer connections through this year was 2,400. 7,500 meals were bagged and donated to stop hunger now on global youth service day with the help of 165 youth volunteers. 31 individuals and groups were recognized for volunteer achievements at hrvaa with a total of 332,146 hours volunteered at a value of over 8 million dollars.
Our business has helped to support Volunteer Hampton Roads because the great work they do to provide valuable services throughout our community. The support Volunteer Hampton Roads provides for the Southeastern Food Bank is amazing, and I am proud to have been a part of such a wonderful support system for a service that benefits families throughout our entire community.
I joined VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads as a representative on the Corporate Volunteer Council in 2009. Next year I will be Vice President of the CVC.
Right away the staff of VHR made volunteerism available to CVC members and our company employees. We pitched in with the Back-to-School drive, and in 2010 I was a co-chair for the event.
I served as a Team Captain at Family Volunteer Day in 2009 and will again this year. The impact of Family Volunteer Day is awe-inspiring. Companies collect food for 3-4 months before the event, and in 3-4 hours we have packed a week of groceries for 600 local families in need.
VHR creates and executes impactful and accessible projects that benefit underserved people in our community. VHR is instrumental in matching resources for non-profits in need and willing volunteers.