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Annual South Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Awards

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, July 11, 2016

The South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration (SCAVA) and the Governor’s Office are pleased to announce the 2016 Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards which will be held in September. We will notify you of the specific date at a later time.

Everyone who volunteers in South Carolina is a hero and deserving of recognition. For many of our dedicated volunteers the simple act of being nominated for such a significant award is an honor in itself. Please take the time today to make the difference in the life of a volunteer. All nominees will receive a recognition letter on behalf of SCAVA and the Governor’s office.

Nine awards are awarded in the following categories:

  • Community Leader Volunteer
  • Direct Service Volunteer
  • Volunteer Group
  • Youth Individual Volunteer
  • Volunteer Family Workplace Agency / Association
  • Legacy Volunteer
  • SCAVA Volunteer Administrator of the Year
  • AmeriCorps Member of the Year (selected by the South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service)

Awards will be presented by SCAVA at the Lace House in Columbia, followed by an awards luncheon. Award recipients and nominators will be informed 3 weeks before the awards ceremony. Completed nomination forms must be submitted electronically to jlovinggood@oconeesc.com and received no later than midnight, August 1, 2016.

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The South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service is Currently Soliciting Feedback on the Proposed State Service Plan

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, February 29, 2016

United Way Association of South Carolina is the governing authority of the South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service.

The commission provides grants to faith-based organizations, community non-profits, educational agencies, and governmental agencies.

By the Governor’s Executive Order, South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service is designated as the state’s lead agency for volunteerism. They encourage volunteerism for everyone from youth to seniors to people with disabilities; promote community solutions for disaster preparedness and response; and we help to strengthen the impact of National Service Programs operating in the state through implementing a competitive review process, evidence based programming, strong data collection practices and ongoing evaluation.

Their mission is to improve South Carolina communities through volunteerism and national service programs.

Their vision is to promote and increase:

(1) an ethic of service and volunteerism in the state of South Carolina

(2) the capacity of faith-based and community organizations within the state to better compete for funding opportunities and

(3) the collaboration among communities and organizations that are trying to meet the greatest needs of the Palmetto State.

STATE SERVICE PLAN BACKGROUND: Federal law provides that State Service Commissions must prepare a national service plan for the State that: - is developed through an open and public process; - covers a 3‐year period with updates annually; - includes measurable goals and outcomes for the State national service programs in the State; - ensures outreach to diverse community‐based agencies that serve underrepresented populations; - includes a state service plan for service by adults age 55 or older.

IMPORTANCE: The State Service Plan serves as a guide for funding priorities and programmatic priorities for National Service Programs in South Carolina. The Commission embraces the six focus areas held by the Corporation for National and Community Service (Education, Veterans and Military Families, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, Disaster Response and Economic Opportunity). For each focus area, the plan addresses the national service priority and relevancy to South Carolina.

TIMELINE: The feedback collected in this survey will be utilized to amend the proposed plan and publish a finalized State Service Plan. The deadline for submitting feedback is MARCH 11. The final plan will be published to uwasc.org in June 2016.

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