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Volunteer Florida Awards $496,000 in Funding to 24 Florida Nonprofits

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced that $496,000 in Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF)…

Volunteer Florida Announces Natalye Paquin as Keynote Speaker for 2020 Volunteer Virtual Convening

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram announced that Points of Light President and CEO,…

Volunteer Florida Thanks Walmart for $50,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida thanked Walmart for its donation of $50,000 to…

Volunteer Florida Thanks AT&T for $70,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida thanked AT&T for its commitment to donate $70,000…

Volunteer Florida Announces Volunteer Leadership Convening

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram announced that the agency would be hosting…

Bring AmeriCorps To Your Community: 2021-2022 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding RFP

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida, the entity responsible for managing AmeriCorps programs in the…

Governor DeSantis Activates Florida Disaster Fund in Response to Hurricane Sally

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Disaster Fund to support communities that…

Volunteer Florida Awards $360,000 in Funding to Support Communities Impacted by COVID-19

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced that $360,000 in funding will be distributed…

Volunteer Florida Awards $120,000 in Funding to Support Disaster Resiliency in Florida Communities

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced that $120,000 in funding would be distributed…

Volunteer Florida Announces $16.2 Million in Funding for Florida

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram announced that Florida has been awarded $16.2 million…

Volunteer Florida Announces $496,000 in Funding Available to Florida Nonprofits

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced the availability of $496,000 in grant funding to assist Florida’s…

Volunteer Florida Announces Funding to Support Disaster Resiliency in Florida’s Communities

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced the availability of $120,000 in grant funding to…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Volunteer Florida Applauds Governor DeSantis’ Support of CS/SB 1050

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida and Florida leaders applauded Governor Ron DeSantis for his…

Volunteer Florida Foundation Awards $6.65 Million to Support Hurricane Irma and Michael Recovery Efforts

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Volunteer Florida Foundation announced that $6.65 million in Florida…

Volunteer Florida Announces $300,000 in Funding to Support Florida’s Communities

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced the availability of $300,000 in AmeriCorps Planning…

COVID-19: Volunteer Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

  Volunteer Florida is here to help support nonprofits and governmental entities as they navigate volunteer recruitment and management efforts during this challenging time. Our agency’s focus right…

Deadline Extended: Volunteer Florida Foundation Announces the Availability of Florida Disaster Funds

In light of the recent activation of the State Emergency Operations Center and requests by potential applicants, the Volunteer Florida Foundation has extended the application window for the…

Volunteer Florida, Uber Collect 4,796 Items Through Suits for Session Service Project

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida and Uber announced that the fifth annual Suits…

ICYMI: First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2020 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Governor’s Press Office Media@eog.myflorida.com (850) 717-9282 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the Black History Month student…

Volunteer Florida, Uber Announce Fifth Annual Suits for Session Service Project

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida and Uber announced the fifth annual Suits for Session…

Get Things Done with AmeriCorps: 2020-2021 AmeriCorps Formula Funding Request for Proposals

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida, the organization responsible for managing AmeriCorps programs in the State…

Volunteer Florida Awards $120,000 in Funding to Support Disaster Resiliency in Florida Communities

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced that $120,000 in funding would be distributed to…

The Year of Service: Volunteer Florida Reflects on the Highlights of 2019

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 23, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram highlighted the incredible successes that…

ICYMI: First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2020 Black History Month Theme and Student Contests

  For Immediate Release December 20, 2019 Contact: Governor’s Press Office (850) 717-9282 Media@eog.myflorida.com First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2020 Black History Month Theme and Student Contests Student essay…

ICYMI: Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis Directs Children & Youth Cabinet to Gather Data on Youth Suicide Prevention

  For Immediate Release December 9, 2019 Contact: Governor’s Press Office (850) 717-9282 Media@eog.myflorida.com Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis Directs Children & Youth Cabinet to Gather Data on Youth…

Volunteer Florida Awards $370,000 in Funding to Florida Nonprofits

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced that $370,000 in Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF)…

Volunteer Florida Announces Provider Organizations for Hurricane Michael Disaster Case Management Program

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced that Compass 82 and Disaster Services Corporation,…

Volunteer Florida Celebrates 25 Years of AmeriCorps with a Day of Service

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Volunteer Florida, the Governor’s lead agency for volunteerism and service…

Volunteer Florida Applauds Governor DeSantis’ Commitment to Service in Bolder, Brighter, Better Future Budget

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram thanked Governor DeSantis for his…

ICYMI: First Lady Casey DeSantis Joins Volunteer Florida to Launch Official Volunteer Opportunities Platform

  For Immediate Release November 14, 2019 Contact: Governor’s Press Office (850) 717-9282 Media@eog.myflorida.com First Lady Casey DeSantis Joins Volunteer Florida to Launch Official Volunteer Opportunities Platform Tallahassee, Fla.…

ICYMI: First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Student, Teacher Contest Winners

Volunteer Florida is pleased to share the announcement made by First Lady Casey DeSantis which recognizes the winners of the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month student contests and Excellence…

Volunteer Florida Foundation Awards $8 Million in Florida Disaster Fund Grants for Hurricane Michael and Irma Long Term Recovery Efforts

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Volunteer Florida Foundation announced that $8 million in Florida…

Volunteer Florida Announces $6.4 Million for Hurricane Michael Disaster Case Management Programs

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce $6,465,843 in funding to support…

Bring AmeriCorps to Your Community: 2020-2021 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding RFP

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida, the entity responsible for managing AmeriCorps programs in the…

Volunteer Florida Announces $13.5 Million in Funding for Florida

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced that Florida received an additional $7.6 million from…

Volunteer Florida Announces CERT/Citizen Corps Funds

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, in the anticipation of funding, Volunteer Florida announced the availability of FY…

Volunteer Florida Foundation Announces the Availability of Florida Disaster Funds

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Volunteer Florida Foundation announced that additional Florida Disaster Fund…

Volunteer Florida Announces $395,000 in Funding Available for Florida Nonprofits

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Savannah Kelly savannah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced the availability of grant funding to help…

Volunteer Florida Announces Florida’s Official Volunteer Opportunities Platform

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Aly Coleman ​acoleman@volunteerflorida.org (850) 666-2764 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that Florida’s…

Volunteer Florida Announces $13.7 Million in Funding for Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Aly Coleman ​acoleman@volunteerflorida.org (850) 666-2764 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO, Clay Ingram, announced that Florida received $7.1 million…

Volunteer Florida Announces New Emergency Management Director

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Aly Coleman ​acoleman@volunteerflorida.org (850) 666-2764 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO, Clay Ingram, announced Col. Terrance “Terry” McCaffrey,…

ICYMI: First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2019 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

Please see the press release below from First Lady Casey DeSantis announcing the winners of the 2019 Black History Month student and teacher contests. Volunteer Florida is also…

Volunteer Florida, Uber Announce Fourth Annual Suits for Session Service Project

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Aly Coleman ​acoleman@volunteerflorida.org (850) 666-2764 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida and Uber announced that the fourth annual Suits…

$425,000 in Florida Disaster Fund Grants Awarded to 17 Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 13, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT Aly Coleman ​acoleman@volunteerflorida.org (850) 666-2764 Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida announced the first round of Florida Disaster…

ICYMI: Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO, David Mica, Jr., presented Ashton Adler with the Volunteer Florida Champion…

Comcast and Volunteer Florida: Donate to the Florida Disaster Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 5, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT Aly Coleman acoleman@volunteerflorida.org (850) 666-2764 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida thanked Comcast for its support of the Florida Disaster Fund…

ICYMI: Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce Hispanic Heritage Month Contest Winners

Please see the press release below from Governor Rick Scott announcing the winners of the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month contests. CEO of Volunteer Florida, David Mica, Jr, said,…

Volunteer Florida Thanks Businesses for Donating to the Florida Disaster Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 5, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT Aly Coleman ​acoleman@volunteerflorida.org (850) 666-2764 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida thanked the following businesses for their generous donations to…

Volunteer Florida Thanks Businesses for Donating to the Florida Disaster Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 31, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT Aly Coleman acoleman@volunteerflorida.org (850) 666-2764 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida thanked the following businesses for their generous donations to the…

"Operation: Help Our Neighbor" Raises $87,700+ for the Florida Disaster Fund

After a series of natural disasters, including a flood in 2014 and two tornadoes in 2016, Escambia County benefited from the Florida Disaster Fund. As the state’s private…

ICYMI: Weston Resident to Chair Volunteer Florida Commission

Our City Weston September 2018 By Stacey Bomser Autumn Karlinsky has dedicated her life to serving her family, friends, community and fellow Floridians. Much of this work is…

Volunteer Florida Announces $24.3 Million in Funding for Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO, David Mica, Jr., announced that Volunteer Florida received $24,329,191 in funding to administer 38 AmeriCorps programs throughout Florida in 2018-2019. The funding includes $12,396,359 in…

ICYMI: Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO, David Mica, Jr., awarded Sam Rogers with the Volunteer Florida…

Volunteer Florida Announces Third Year of Funding for Rural Communities

July 23, 2018 – TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced its third year of funding to help students in Florida’s rural communities succeed in school. The Rural Community Assets Fund…

Volunteer Florida Announces New CEO and Commission Chair

July 13, 2018 – TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce two recent changes to the organization’s leadership. Governor Rick Scott has appointed David Mica, Jr. to serve as…

Volunteer Florida Announces $360,000 in Funding Available for Florida Nonprofits

June 2, 2018 – TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced the availability of grant funding to help nonprofits recruit and retain skills-based volunteers. The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) will allow…

ICYMI: Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Sam Seevers, Chair of the Volunteer Florida Commission, awarded John Chafin with the…

ICYMI: Gov. Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

 Gov. Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady…

Women at Volunteer Florida Lead by Example in Local Community

Volunteer Florida, the state agency responsible for promoting volunteerism and national service, boasts a staff of accomplished women, many of whom were recently recognized for their dedication to…

Volunteer Florida Announces Staff Promotions & New Hires

In the recent months, Volunteer Florida has made several changes to its staff, promoting several deserving employees, while hiring additional personnel. Read more about these individuals – including…

Volunteer Florida Announces 2018 Florida Volunteer of the Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida, the Governor’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service in the state, is proud to announce Betty Mulligan as the 2018 Florida Volunteer…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded 12-year-olds Chase Hartman and Vance Tomasi with…

Volunteer Florida, Uber Collect 3,540 Items for #SuitsForSession

TALLAHASSEE — Volunteer Florida and Uber today announced that the third annual #SuitsForSession service project at the capitol collected 3,540 donations of professional attire for job-seekers statewide. In addition to…

Volunteer Florida, Uber Announce Third Annual #SuitsForSession Capitol Service Project

FOR RELEASE: February 12, 2018 CONTACT: Brittni Johnsen: brittni@volunteerflorida.org Tallahassee — Volunteer Florida and Uber today announced the third annual #SuitsForSession service project on Tuesday, February 27 from 9…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet at the Florida State Fair, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Dave and Sue…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Betty Mulligan with the Volunteer Florida…

Volunteer Florida Announces $27 Million Grant To Support Those Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Today, Volunteer Florida announced that it has secured $27,154,577 in funding for those impacted by Hurricane Irma.  The funding, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will support…

ICYMI: Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2018 Black History Month Contests

~ Three students will earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship ~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invited Florida K-12 students…

$1.21 Million in Florida Disaster Fund Grants Awarded to Organizations Serving Hurricane Irma Survivors

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida today announced the second round of Florida Disaster Fund grant recipients for…

ICYMI: Commentary: Gov. Rick Scott: Florida's quick response to aid Puerto Rico

Florida Gov. Rick Scott receives a briefing in Puerto Rico. (Office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott) Orlando Sentinel December 20, 2017 by Gov. Rick Scott Guest Columnist Hundreds…

ICYMI: Florida nonprofits receive $286k in grants

Florida Politics December 18, 2017 The top agency for volunteerism in the state announced Monday that it is awarding $286,000 in federal funding to 22 nonprofits and service…

Volunteer Florida Announces $286,000 in Grants to Florida Nonprofits

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida announced today it is awarding $286,000 in federal funding to 22 nonprofits and service organizations across the state. Each organization will receive a $13,000…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Zakary, Gracyn, and Ari Smith with…

VOLUNTEER FLORIDA TO BE FEATURED BY BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION AT LADY GAGA CONCERT TONIGHT

  The Foundation Will Highlight Volunteer Florida for Its Exceptional Work to Support and Empower Young People   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org…

ICYMI: Commentary: Orlando’s students depend on AmeriCorps

  Garry Coates, 27, is a 2017 Teach For America-Orlando corps member and a math teacher at the Academic Center For Excellence in Orlando Orlando Sentinel November 20,…

ICYMI: Gov. Scott: More Than 1 Million Volunteer Hours Served Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com Gov. Scott: More Than 1 Million Volunteer Hours Served Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Donna Burdett, Bill Filipsic, Curt Harman,…

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Reception

Governor Scott and First Lady Ann Scott recently announced the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month student and teacher contest winners. This year’s theme was “A Recognition of the Role…

ICYMI: Hispanic Heritage Month Winners Announced

Dear Volunteer Florida Partners and Friends: Please see the press release below from Governor Rick Scott announcing the winners of the Governor’s 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month art, essay,…

2018-2019 AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity RFP Re-Released

Volunteer Florida has re-released the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps competitive funding RFP to reflect newly-released application instructions from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Please refer to the updated information…

All Five Living Former American Presidents Encourage Americans to Support the Florida Disaster Fund

  One America Appeal Raises Over $3.5 million for the Florida Disaster Fund FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Volunteer Florida today…

Volunteer Florida Thanks DentaQuest for $50,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida today thanked DentaQuest for its donation of $50,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund,…

$1 Million in Florida Disaster Fund Grants Awarded to Organizations Serving Hurricane Irma Survivors

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today announced the first round of Florida Disaster…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Maggie Barnick, Stephen Rocca, and Scott…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Thank Volkswagen Group of America for $300,000 Donation to Florida and Puerto Rico

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked the Volkswagen Group of America for donating…

Volunteer Florida Presents 2016-2017 AmeriCorps Awards

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This week, Volunteer Florida presented its 2016-2017 AmeriCorps Awards at the 2017 AmeriCorps New Program…

Volunteer Florida Thanks Microsoft for $50,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida thanked Microsoft today for its generous donation of $50,000 to the Florida Disaster…

Volunteer Florida Thanks Uber Technologies for $25,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Today, Volunteer Florida thanked Uber Technologies for its donation of $25,000 to the Florida Disaster…

Volunteer Florida Thanks Florida Blue for $100,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Volunteer Florida thanked Florida Blue for its generous donation of $100,000 to the Florida…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Thank Comcast for $500,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  Comcast Also Donating $5 million in Airtime for Volunteer Florida PSA   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, FL —Today, Florida Governor Rick…

Bring AmeriCorps to Your Community!

2018-2019 AmeriCorps Competitive RFP Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps competitive funding RFP. Applications for funding are due November 16, 2017. Each year, over 1,300…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Thank CVS Health For Supporting Florida Disaster Fund

  CVS Pharmacy launches customer donation campaign at locations nationwide   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida Governor Rick Scott and…

Volunteer Florida Thanks Magellan Cares Foundation for $50,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Volunteer Florida thanked the Magellan Cares Foundation for its generous donation of $50,000 to…

ICYMI: MAXIMUS Pledges $100,000 to Support Hurricane Irma Disaster Recovery Efforts

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org RESTON, VA — BThe MAXIMUS Foundation announced today that it has pledged $100,000 for disaster recovery efforts for…

ICYMI: Benihana and RA Sushi Restaurants will Donate Ten Percent of Revenues to Florida Hurricane Victims

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org AVENTURA, Fla. — Benihana Inc., the nation’s leading operator of Japanese-inspired teppanyaki and sushi restaurants, will donate ten…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Thank UnitedHealth Group and Its Employees for $1.5 Million in Donations Supporting Florida Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

  Governor Recognizes UnitedHealth Group’s Generous Support of $500,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, FL — Today,…

ICYMI: NextEra Energy Foundation donates $1 million to Florida Disaster Fund for Hurricane Irma relief and will match donations by employees of Florida Power & Light and other NextEra Energy companies

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org JUNO BEACH, Fla. — The NextEra Energy Foundation, the charitable arm of Florida Power & Light Company and its parent,…

Cristian de la Fuente: Donate to the Florida Disaster Fund to Help Hurricane Victims

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked actor and producer Cristian de la Fuente for…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Thank Sunshine Health for Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida thanked Sunshine Health for its generous donation to the…

Country Music Artist Jake Owens Joins Florida Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida in Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Launches BRING BACK THE SUNSHINE Campaign   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org NASHVILLE, TN. — Florida native Jake Owen has joined Florida Governor Rick…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Thank AT&T for $170,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida thanked AT&T for its generous donation of $170,000 to…

Sofia Vergara: Donate to the Florida Disaster Fund to Help Hurricane Victims

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked Emmy-nominated actress Sofia Vergara for supporting the Florida Disaster Fund…

ICYMI: Rooms To Go Commits $2M and over 2,000 Rooms of Furniture to Victims of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org SEFFNER, Fla. — In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Rooms To Go,…

Volunteer Florida Thanks IMN for $100,000 Donation for Hurricane Victims

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida today thanked Information Management Network (IMN) and the Sponsors of the 23rd Annual…

Volunteer Florida: Dos and Don’ts for Hurricane Volunteers

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida, Florida’s lead agency for volunteers and donations, is reminding people who want to…

Volunteer Florida Thanks Aetna Foundation for $50,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida today thanked the Aetna Foundation for its generous donation of $50,000 to the…

ICYMI: Gov. Scott Thanks WellCare for $1 Million Donation for Hurricane Victims

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com Gov. Scott Thanks WellCare for $1 Million Donation for Hurricane Victims   BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Governor…

ICYMI: Gov. Scott Activates Florida Disaster Fund in Preparation for Hurricane Irma

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com Gov. Scott Activates Florida Disaster Fund in Preparation for Hurricane Irma   TAMPA, Fla. –…

ICYMI: Hurricane Irma: Scott asks for volunteers to help in advance of storm

  “Hurricane Irma: Scott asks for volunteers to help in advance of storm” Sun Sentinel Daniele Sweeney September 6, 2017  Speaking from the Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center in Doral…

In Case You Missed It: Gov. Scott Directs State Offices to be Closed Friday in Preparation for Hurricane Irma

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com Gov. Scott Directs State Offices to be Closed Friday in Preparation for Hurricane Irma Encourages…

In Case You Missed It: Gov. Scott Activates 100 Florida National Guard Members to Assist with Hurricane Irma Preparedness

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com Gov. Scott Activates 100 Florida National Guard Members to Assist with Hurricane Irma Preparedness 7,000…

Professional Suits Boost Student Confidence

In March 2017, Volunteer Florida hosted the #SuitsforSession service project to collect professional attire for those in need. One of the recipients of that event was Florida State…

In Case You Missed It: Gov. Scott: FWC Officers Rescue More Than 500 Texans

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com Gov. Scott: FWC Officers Rescue More Than 500 Texans More Than 400 Florida Volunteers Deployed…

In Case You Missed It: Gov. Scott: Nearly 270 Florida Volunteers Deployed to Texas and Louisiana

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com Gov. Scott: Nearly 270 Florida Volunteers Deployed to Texas and Louisiana   Tallahassee, Fla. – Today,…

Volunteer Florida Encourages Floridians To Consider the “3 Cs” to Support Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey: Cash, Confirm, Connect

FOR RELEASE: August 28, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle: evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida is reminding Floridians who want to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey to consider the following points…

In Case You Missed It: Gov. Scott Thanks Florida Volunteers Responding to Harvey

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com   Gov. Scott Thanks Florida Volunteers Responding to Harvey Also Encourages Florida Businesses with Resources…

In Case You Missed It: Gov. Scott Announces Appointment of Vivian Myrtetus as CEO of Volunteer Florida

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com Gov. Scott Announces Appointment of Vivian Myrtetus as CEO of Volunteer Florida Tallahassee, Fla. – Today,…

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Chester Spellman awarded Lynne Gassant with the Volunteer Florida Champion…

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Contest

~ Student winners will earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship ~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2017 Hispanic…

Chester Spellman Appointed as Director of AmeriCorps
for the Corporation for National and Community Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida announced today that Chief Executive Officer Chester W. Spellman has been appointed by the White…

Volunteer Generation Fund Technical Assistance Call Information

Last week, Volunteer Florida released a Request for Proposals for its Volunteer Generation Fund grant. Funding will allow grantees to recruit and retain skills-based volunteers. The Volunteer Generation…

Volunteer Florida and Leadership Florida #BringABook Service Project a Success

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida and Leadership Florida are proud to announce that the second annual #BringABook service project collected 1,100 books for Florida students. The event, which was…

Volunteer Florida Announces $286,000 in Funding Available for Florida Nonprofits

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida today announced a Request for Proposals for grant funding to help nonprofits recruit and retain skills-based volunteers. The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) will help…

How a #SuitsForSession Suit Changed Cindy Rabel’s Life

After being laid off from her job and struggling with family issues, Cindy Rabel turned to the Chapman Partnership in Miami for help. Chapman Partnership operates two homeless…

*VIDEO RELEASE* Volunteer Florida to Highlight #SuitsForSession Success Stories

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida announced today that throughout the summer, it will highlight individuals who have been impacted by the second annual #SuitsForSession Capitol service project. #SuitsForSession,…

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Chester Spellman awarded Kelly Kowall with the Volunteer…

Volunteer Florida Announces Second Year of Funding for CERT/Citizen Corps

Tallahassee – In the anticipation of federal funding, Volunteer Florida is proud to announce the availability of FY 2017-2018 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)/Citizen Corps Program funding. Volunteer…

Bessie Foster - AmeriCorps Works!

[wpcol_1half id]Volunteer Florida administers AmeriCorps funding for high-impact service organizations across Florida. Florida’s outstanding AmeriCorps members have taken the pledge to “Get things done for America” and Volunteer…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...Palm Beach County Student Honored for Creating a Database of Online Opportunities

Palm Beach Post May 24, 2017 MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Renee Runge, 18 Conversations with friends who needed community service hours but didn’t know where or how to find…

Gov. Scott Presents Champion of Service Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott awarded Andrew Lumish with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer…

Volunteer Florida Announces Second Year of Funding For Rural Communities

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida today announced its second year of funding to help students in Florida’s rural communities succeed in school. The Rural Community Assets Fund (RCAF) will…

Leadership Florida® and Volunteer Florida Announce #BringABook Service Project at the 2017 Annual Leadership Florida Conference

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Leadership Florida and Volunteer Florida announced today that they will host the second annual #BringABook service initiative in conjunction with Leadership Florida’s 2017 Annual Meeting…

Volunteer Florida Announces Florida Disaster Fund Grant Opportunity

Tallahassee – The Volunteer Florida Foundation today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for nonprofits, service organizations, and faith-based organizations to meet disaster recovery needs resulting from Hurricane…

State Agencies Webinar May 23, 2017

Volunteer Florida is thrilled to host a webinar for state agency employees who want to mobilize citizens to serve as volunteers alongside staff, maximizing agency service to Floridians.…

2017 Southern National Service Training Conference

Volunteer Florida was proud to host the Southern National Training Conference in March. The conference brought together AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, VISTA, NCCC, and volunteer organizations from 11 states…

Service Spotlight: Children of Inmates, Inc.

Volunteer Florida is proud to showcase Children of Inmates, Inc., a Volunteer Florida grantee. Children of Inmates is Miami-based nonprofit organization that coordinates care and family reunification opportunities…

In Case You Missed It: Florida Prepaid College Foundation’s New Legacy Scholarship Draws 135 Students. Duane L. Ottenstroer Legacy Scholarship Winner Announced

Florida Prepaid Press Release May 1, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2017 CONTACT: Shannon Colavecchio ShannonC@moorecommgroup.com 850.224.0174   • Ms. Michelle Kunz will receive a 2-Year Florida…

Tamela Perdue Joins Volunteer Florida Foundation Board of Directors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Volunteer Florida announced that Tamela Perdue will join the Volunteer Florida Foundation Board of Directors. Perdue was unanimously approved by the Volunteer Florida Foundation Board…

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award at Florida Cabinet Meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded Steven Cleveland with the Volunteer Florida Champion…

2017 Southern National Service Training Conference

Volunteer Florida hosted a service project in Orlando as part of a training event for 11 states across the Southeast during the Southern National Training Conference. The service…

Volunteer Florida Kicks Off April as Florida Volunteer Month

TALLAHASSEE — Every year, the state of Florida recognizes April as Florida Volunteer Month. To highlight volunteers and their impact in the Sunshine State, Volunteer Florida recently announced a #30Under30 initiative…

Volunteer Florida Hosts 11 States in Orlando for Training, Service Project

TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida will host a service project tomorrow in Orlando as part of a training event for 11 states across the Southeast. The service project and…

30 Under 30

As part of Florida Volunteer Month, celebrated every April, Volunteer Florida is launching #30Under30. This new initiative will recognize under-30 volunteers by highlighting one volunteer a day throughout…

Volunteer Florida, Uber Collect 3,282 Items for #SuitsForSession

  FOR RELEASE: March 17, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle: evansickle@volunteerflorida.org   TALLAHASSEE — Volunteer Florida and Uber today announced that the second annual #SuitsForSession service project at the Capitol collected 3,282…

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award at Florida Cabinet Meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded David Eischeid with the Volunteer Florida Champion…

The Power of Volunteering

Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Chester W. Spellman discusses the impact of volunteers on the State of Florida with Comcast Newsmakers.

AmeriCorps Week - Thanking those who #SERVEFL

AmeriCorps Week is a time to honor and celebrate the contributions of over 1 million individuals who have served as AmeriCorps members since 1994. In that time, more…

Bring AmeriCorps to Your Community!

2017-2018 AmeriCorps Formula RFP   Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps formula funding RFP.  Applications for funding are due April 6, 2017. Each year, over 1,300…

Volunteer Florida, Uber Announce Second Annual #SuitsForSession Capitol Service Project

FOR RELEASE: February 22, 2017 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle: evansickle@volunteerflorida.org Tallahassee — Volunteer Florida and Uber today announced the second annual #SuitsForSession service project at the Florida Capitol on Wednesday, March…

2017 Southern National Service Training Conference

Join us in Orlando, Florida for the Southern National Service Training Conference hosted by Volunteer Florida. Come together with national service program colleagues, state service commission staff, CNCS,…

Volunteer Florida Announces $100,000 in Grant Funding for Rural Communities

Tallahassee — Today, Volunteer Florida announced $100,000 in grant awards to increase student achievement in Florida’s rural communities. Volunteer Florida’s Rural Community Assets Fund will help build the…

Black History Month Reception Photos

Click here to view a gallery of photos from the 2017 Black History Month Reception at the Florida Governor’s Mansion.

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award at Florida Cabinet Meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded Alexander D.J. Brickler III, M.D. with the Volunteer…

Hispanic Heritage Month Winners Announced

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida is proud to announce the following winners of the Governor’s 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month art, essay, and educator awards. The awards were presented…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...Wellington Student Honored for Volunteer Work

NBC West Palm Beach January 24, 2017 A Wellington high school student has been honored in Tallahassee for his service as a volunteer. Daniel Clein received the Volunteer Florida…

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award at Florida Cabinet Meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded David Eischeid with the Volunteer Florida Champion…

Volunteer Florida Recognizes Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie County

Volunteer Florida is proud to showcase Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie County, a Volunteer Florida grantee. Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie County serves pre-K…

Volunteer Florida Announces New Funding Opportunity For Rural Communities

Volunteer Florida’s Rural Community Assets Fund Mini-Grant will allow grantees to recruit, equip and mobilize volunteers in eligible rural areas across the state to address the acute educational…

2017 Black History Month Contests Announced

Volunteer Florida is thrilled to share Governor Scott’s 2017 Black History Month contests for students and educators! Each year the Governor hosts an art, essay, and educator contest…

Volunteer Florida Recognizes The Arc Jacksonville

Volunteer Florida is thrilled to highlight The Arc Jacksonville, a Volunteer Florida grantee. In partnership with the University of North Florida, Volunteer Florida deploys AmeriCorps members to the…

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award at Florida Cabinet Meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded Dorothy “Dot” Binger with the Volunteer Florida Champion…

Volunteer Florida Recognizes Branches

Volunteer Florida is proud to showcase Branches, a Volunteer Florida grantee. Branches serves K-12th grade students through the Grow and Climb programs in the Miami-Dade County area, focusing…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...Volunteering Over the Holidays is a Way to Give Back

Tallahassee Democrat November 22, 2016 Chester W. Spellman, My View This time of year, many of us reflect on the things for which we are grateful: family, friends,…

#GivingTuesday

Volunteer Florida is thrilled to promote #GivingTuesday in Florida on Tuesday, November 29, and the #BigBendGivesBack initiative! Working with the Tallahassee-based Institute for Nonprofit and Innovation Excellence (INIE)…

Volunteer Florida Announces Wade Litchfield Joining Foundation Board of Directors

Tallahassee — Volunteer Florida announced today that Wade Litchfield, Vice President and General Counsel of Florida Power & Light Company, is joining the Volunteer Florida Foundation’s Board of…

Volunteer Florida Announces $300,000 in Funding for Florida Disaster Preparedness and Response

Community Emergency Response Teams: Neighbors Helping Neighbors   Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida announced today that it is awarding $300,000 in federal funding to 40 law enforcement organizations, local…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…WFSU: 22 Florida Organizations Awarded $13,000 Grants To Increase Volunteer Base

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman says through the Volunteer Generation Fund, his agency awarded $13,000 mini grants to different Florida nonprofit organizations. The award recipient then provides a…

Volunteer Florida Announces $573,560 in Funding for Florida Nonprofits

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida announced today that it is awarding $286,000 in federal funding to 22 nonprofits and service organizations across the state. Each organization will receive a…

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award at Florida Cabinet Meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded Maxwell Ervanian with the Volunteer Florida Champion of…

Volunteer Florida Announces New Funding Opportunity for Rural Communities

Tallahassee—Volunteer Florida today announced a notice of funding opportunity that will help students in Florida’s rural communities get on track to graduate high school and pursue higher education.…

Volunteer Florida and the Southeastern Council of Foundations Announce #BringABook Service Project at SECF 47th Annual Meeting

Encourage Participants to Donate a Book at the 47th Annual Meeting, Nov. 9 and 10   CONTACT: Erin VanSickle, Volunteer Florida evansickle@volunteerflorida.org Marianne Gordon, Southeastern Council of Foundations marianne@secf.org…

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Florida Blue for
$10,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2016 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle (850) 339-3184 evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Scott recognized Florida Blue for its generous donation of $10,000 to…

Volunteer Florida Awards $100,000 from Florida Disaster Fund to Community Organizations Serving Pulse Victims, Survivors

Tallahassee—Volunteer Florida today announced Florida Disaster Fund grant recipients, organizations that have been serving those impacted by the Pulse shooting. The Volunteer Florida Foundation has raised $91,232 to…

Governor Scott Recognizes AT&T for $25,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2016 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle (850) 339-3184 evansickle@volunteerflorida.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Scott recognized AT&T for its generous donation of $25,000 to the…

Governor Scott Activates Florida Disaster Fund

Tallahassee — Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Disaster Fund to support individuals who are impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The Florida Disaster Fund helps to provide financial…

Volunteer Florida Encourages Floridians To Consider the “3 Cs” to Support Those Impacted by Hurricane Matthew: Cash, Confirm, Connect

TALLAHASSEE—Volunteer Florida is reminding those who want to support Floridians impacted by Hurricane Matthew to consider the following points before giving: Cash: Financial support to established relief organizations…

Volunteer Florida Establishes Registration Page to Position Volunteers for Hurricane Matthew Support

Volunteer Florida has established a volunteer registration link for individuals who are interested in volunteering following Hurricane Matthew. Volunteer Florida CEO Chester W. Spellman said, “One of the most…

Bring AmeriCorps to Your Community!

2017-2018 AmeriCorps Competitive RFP Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps competitive funding cycle. The funding opportunity is now available…

Chester Spellman Elected Chair of America’s Service Commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2016 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle: evansickle@volunteerflorida.org ALEXANDRIA, VA – During the 2016 Annual Membership Assembly of the 52 state service commissions in Alexandria, VA, Chester…

Governor Scott Presents Champion of Service Awards to Floridians Who Supported Hurricane Hermine Response and Recovery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott awarded two individuals with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award for their support with Hurricane…

Florida Chamber Foundation and Volunteer Florida Announce #BringABook Initiative at Future of Florida Forum

Encourage Participants to Donate a Book at the Future of Florida Forum, Sept. 28 and 29   Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida and the Florida Chamber Foundation announced today…

Volunteer Florida Encourages Floridians To Consider the “3 Cs” to Support Those Impacted by Hurricane Hermine: Cash, Confirm, Connect

TALLAHASSEE – As Florida’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters, Volunteer Florida is working closely with Governor Scott and the Division of Emergency Management…

Volunteer Florida and JMI #BringABook Service Project a Success

Volunteer Florida partnered with the James Madison Institute to host a #BringABook service project at JMI’s Annual Policy Summit! Donated books will go to the Central Florida Urban…

Volunteer Florida Announces Volunteer Services Convening

Volunteer Florida is thrilled to facilitate a convening for state agency employees who want to mobilize citizens to serve as volunteers alongside staff, so that they can maximize…

Service Spotlight: Catholic Charities of Florida

This month, Volunteer Florida is proud to highlight Catholic Charities of Florida! When the State of Florida is impacted by disasters or emergencies, volunteers from Catholic Charities of…

Gov. Scott Presents Champion of Service Awards to Organizations That Supported Orlando Community Following Terror Attack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded three organizations with the Champion of Service Award…

In Case You Missed It: MAXIMUS Foundation Contributes $20,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund in Memory of the Orlando Shooting Victims

“MAXIMUS Foundation Contributes $20,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund in Memory of the Orlando Shooting Victims” Press Release MAXIMUS Foundation July 28, 2016 CONTACT: Lisa Miles, 703-251-8637 lisamiles@maximus.com…

Volunteer Florida Announces Winner of
2016 Volunteer Florida/Cabot Creamery Celebrity Cruise

Awards Outstanding Pensacola Volunteer with a Free Cruise to Alaska thanks to Cabot Creamery   Tallahassee, FL – Volunteer Florida today announced the winner of the 2016 Volunteer…

In Case You Missed It: Miami Marlins Donates $15,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund for Orlando Terror Attack Victims

Governor’s Press Release  July 11, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2016 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott recognized the…

Volunteer Florida Announces Grant Funding Opportunity

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida announced a funding opportunity today for nonprofits and service organizations across the state. The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF), administered by Volunteer Florida, will support local nonprofits…

#BringABook Project A Success!

Thanks to our partners at Leadership Florida and Connect Florida, our recent #BringABook service project at the Leadership Florida Annual Meeting was a success!

Brad Meltzer To Donate Books to Orlando #BringABook Initiative

Volunteer Florida and Leadership Florida Encouraging Attendees to Donate a Book at Leadership Florida’s 2016 Annual Meeting   Leadership Florida® and Volunteer Florida today announced that national best-selling…

Gov. Scott: We appreciate the Boston Red Sox for Leading Donation Effort to the Florida Disaster Fund

Governor Rick Scott Press Release June 15, 2016 ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott recognized the Boston Red Sox for collecting $12,189 in donations for the Florida…

Governor Scott Activates Florida Disaster Fund Following Orlando Terror Attack

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the activation of the Florida Disaster Fund following yesterday’s terror attack in Orlando. The Florida Disaster Fund will help provide…

Leadership Florida and Volunteer Florida Launch #BringABook Initiative

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In an effort to positively impact children and youth in the greater Orlando  area, Volunteer Florida and Leadership Florida® have announced a service initiative in conjunction…

VF CEO Chester Spellman Honored as 2016 Young Floridian by UF’s Bob Graham Center

Volunteer Florida is thrilled to congratulate CEO Chester Spellman on being named as the 2016 Young Floridian by the Bob Graham Center for Public Policy at the University…

#BringABook Video

Volunteer Florida and ADT’s month-long #BringABook service project collected 10,000 books for Florida students!  

Senior Corps Week 2016

This week, Volunteer Florida joins the Corporation for National and Community Service and our grantees to honor Senior Corps. We are grateful the Florida programs that help seniors…

Volunteer Florida Recognizes AmeriCorps Member of the Year

Bresly Oralus Serves with City of Orlando   Orlando – Volunteer Florida today recognized the first AmeriCorps Member of the Year. Bresly Oralus, who serves with the City…

Service Spotlight: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County

This month, Volunteer Florida is proud to showcase the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County! HMHBB is dedicated to reducing infant deaths by strengthening families through…

ICYMI: Awards Ceremony for Top High School Seniors and Eighth-Graders

The Best & Brightest Awards announced winners and scholarships   “Awards Ceremony for Top High School Seniors and Eighth-Graders” Press Release  Best & Brightest May 12, 2016 FOR…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded two individuals with the Champion of Service Award. Governor Rick…

View pictures of the ADT BringABook Event

Volunteer Florida and ADT announced at a book distribution event today that the month-long #BringABook service project collected 10,000 books for Florida students. The event, which was co-hosted…

Volunteer Florida and ADT #BringABook Project Collects Over 10,000 Books

Students, Superintendent Join Celebration During Book Distribution Event at ADT HQ TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida and ADT announced at a book distribution event today that the month-long #BringABook service project…

Testing Myself & Finding My Career with AmeriCorps

As a student, I enjoyed learning about pedagogical techniques and education-related issues related to adolescents. I also dabbled in human development and consumer health and fine-tuned my problem-…

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

~ Student winners will earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship ~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invited Florida K-12…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded one individual and one volunteer program with…

Comcast Cares Day

Volunteer Florida was thrilled to join the Gubernatorial Fellows for a service project as part of Comcast Cares Day. We painted and landscaped Turn About, a Tallahassee organizations…

Volunteer Florida LeaderCorps Members Pass the Test, Receive Certificate from FSU

Emerging Service Leaders Present the Case for Volunteerism and Civic Engagement Volunteer Florida announced today the graduation of ten Volunteer Florida LeaderCorps members following successful project presentations in…

Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Governor’s Hurricane Conference where we come together again as partners and industry peers.  The Governor’s Hurricane Conference® is the largest forum in…

In Remembrance of Dave Foster

Florida lost a selfless community servant earlier this month with the passing of Polk Reads AmeriCorps member Dave Foster. Dave served as a reading tutor for three years…

Volunteer Florida Announces #BringABook Service Project

Kicks off Florida Volunteer Month and ADT Always Cares Annual Week of Service TALLAHASSEE — Volunteer Florida today announced it will host a month-long #BringABook service project with…

April is Florida Volunteer Month!

April is Florida Volunteer Month and Volunteer Florida has a line-up of activities to highlight volunteers and their impact in the Sunshine State. Events include a statewide competition…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded two Floridians with the Champion of Service Award. Governor…

ICYMI: Governor Scott Announces $100,000 In Disaster Relief For Escambia, Santa Rosa, Charlotte Counties Following Tornadoes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced $100,000 for Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Charlotte Counties through the Florida Disaster Fund to aid in recovery efforts for those…

Volunteer Florida, Uber Collect 4,023 Items for #SuitsForSession

TALLAHASSEE — Volunteer Florida and Uber today announced that the first-ever #SuitsForSession service project at the Capitol and across Leon County collected 4,023 donations of professional attire for local job-seekers.…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

TALLAHASSEE— During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded three Floridians with the Champion of Service Award. Governor Scott…

Florida Black History Month Reception 2016

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Volunteer Florida, Uber Announce #SuitsForSession Capitol Service Project

TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida and Uber today announced a first-of-its-kind service project at the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. #SuitsForSession will engage members of the Legislature, members…

Volunteer Florida Presents Champion of Service Awards to Sen. Margolis, Rep. O'Toole

TALLAHASSEE — Volunteer Florida recognized two legislative leaders as Champions of Service today at the Florida Capitol. The Champion of Service Award, the state’s official award for outstanding…

Service Spotlight: Florida Reading Corps

Volunteer Florida is excited to spotlight one of our newest grantees, Florida Reading Corps. With a focus on early childhood development, Florida Reading Corps is putting 20 AmeriCorps…

Volunteer Florida Announces $212,000 in Grants to Florida Nonprofits

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida announced today that it is awarding $212,000 in grant funding to 20 nonprofits and service organizations across the state. The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF),…

Comcast Newsmakers: Chester Spellman discusses volunteerism

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman sits down with Candace Kelley to discuss volunteerism.

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

Tallahassee – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded two Floridians with the Champion of Service Award. Governor…

In Case You Missed It: New Tampa Teen Named Lightning Community Hero

“New Tampa Teen Named Lightning Community Hero” Tampa Tribune Joyce McKenzie December 8, 2015 TAMPA — N’Jhari Jackson is the personification of selflessness. In the years since he,…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards 

Tallahassee – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded two recipients with the Champion of Service Award. Governor Scott…

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Seven to the Volunteer Florida Commission

On Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments and four reappointments to the Volunteer Florida Commission. Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman said, “Volunteer Florida is grateful for these…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards in Palm Beach County

Jupiter – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded three Floridians with the Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

Tallahassee – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded two Floridians with the Champion of Service Award. Governor Scott…

Florida Chamber Foundation and Volunteer Florida: First Annual #BringABook Project A Success

Orlando – Volunteer Florida and the Florida Chamber Foundation announced today that over 400 books were collected at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Future of Florida Forum and Board of…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

Tallahassee – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded two Floridians with the Champion of Service Award. Governor Scott…

In Case You Missed It: Volunteers Are a Vital Element In Flagler County's Disaster Plan

As part of an effort to make Flagler County a “Disaster Preparedness County,” officials with Flagler Volunteer Services and the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center have joined forces…

Volunteer Generation Fund

Volunteer Generation Fund Volunteer Florida administers the federal Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) in Florida in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). VGF increases the…

Volunteer Florida Announces $19.9 Million in Funding for Florida

TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced that Volunteer Florida has received $19,997,017 in funding to administer 30 Florida AmeriCorps programs for 2015-2016. The funding includes $10,644,214…

In Case You Missed It: Volunteers flow into Pasco to assist cleanup of flood-damaged homes

“Volunteers flow into Pasco to assist cleanup of flood-damaged homes” Tampa Bay Times Samantha Schmidt August 17, 2015 Rich Selig hummed gospel music as he removed damaged bathroom…

In Case You Missed It... Tallahassee Democrat: "Championing Service"

"Championing Service” Tallahassee Democrat Amanda Claire Curcio August 12, 2015 It has been decades since the end of World War II, but 94-year-old Army veteran Rocco Giordano continues…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

Tallahassee – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman recognized four Floridians with the Champion of Service Award: Rocco Giordano…

Passport to Reading: a Volunteer Florida LeaderCorps Project

By Paula DeBoles-Johnson, AmeriCorps Program Manager Florida’s education system aims to ensure that every student has a chance to excel, both in school and in life. Increasingly, children’s…

Volunteer Florida Encourages Floridians to Serve in AmeriCorps

Tallahassee – Recruitment for 2015-2016 AmeriCorps programs is in full swing, and Volunteer Florida is encouraging Floridians to explore service opportunities in the Sunshine State.  As more and more…

In Case You Missed It: Celebration of ADA 25th Anniversary Held

TALLAHASSEE, FL—Hundreds of people marched down Adams Street in Tallahassee this morning to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Agency for Persons with…

AmeriCorps NWFL Environmental Stewards restoring the Choctawhatchee watershed

VF grantee AmeriCorps NWFL Environmental Stewards completed an excellent day of service to restore part of the Choctawhatchee watershed. In conjunction with 20 Okaloosa and Walton County Schools,…

Volunteer Florida Announces New Foundation Board Members

Tallahassee – Today, Volunteer Florida announced the appointment of three new members to the Volunteer Florida Foundation Board of Directors. Monesia Brown, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations…

LeaderCorps, and AmeriCorps programs CIS Miami and Breakthrough Miami host NFL Fun Day!

By Paula DeBoles-Johnson, AmeriCorps Program Manager South Florida LeaderCorps members from AmeriCorps Breakthrough Miami, AmeriCorps School Turnaround and AmeriCorps CIS Miami partnered with the Antonio Brown Charity to…

In Case You Missed It: Florida Department of Education Encourages Floridians to Mentor in Schools

Today, the Florida Department of Education released a video to inspire Florida residents to make a difference in their communities by mentoring a student. The Why I Mentor…

VF’s LeaderCorps Literacy Project a Big Hit

By Paula DeBoles-Johnson, AmeriCorps Program Manager We know that literacy in third grade is the key to individual success and community prosperity – and that it takes an…

Glenwood Community Honors Americorps Goodwill Goodworks Volunteers

VF is proud of our grantee Goodwill Goodworks! for its successful community pride project. Launched as part of the MLK Day of Service, AmeriCorps members and volunteers have…

Tallahassee’s first-ever AmeriCorps NCCC team arrives!

Volunteer Florida hosted an event honoring Tallahassee’s first-ever AmeriCorps NCCC team. AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) puts young people in direct, team-based service in communities across the…

CEO Notes: LeaderCorps Rocks Summer Projects

Dear Partners and Friends, It’s hard to believe we’re in July already … it’s been a busy summer! I recently had the opportunity to attend the Florida Chamber…

Service Spotlight: Teach For America Jacksonville

We are proud to highlight VF grantee Teach For America Jacksonville. Thanks to TFA Jacksonville, 180 corps members are teaching in more than 40 of Jacksonville’s highest need…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

Tallahassee – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded three Floridians with the Champion of Service Award, Florida’s statewide…

Mayor Gillum and Volunteer Florida Welcome National Civilian Community Corps to Tallahassee

Tallahassee—Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced that Tallahassee will host the city’s first-ever AmeriCorps NCCC team. AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps)…

Florida to Receive $15.4 Million for AmeriCorps Education Projects

Florida to Receive $15.4 Million for AmeriCorps Education Projects 660 AmeriCorps members will serve K-12 students in Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando  Tallahassee, Fla. – The Corporation for National…

Volunteer Florida Launches LeaderCorps

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman announced the inaugural class of VF’s LeaderCorps Program today. The 2015 LeaderCorps Class is comprised of 21 service leaders from across…

In Case You Missed It: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum Kicks Off 1,000 Mentors Initiative

Tallahassee – Mayor Andrew Gillum launched the 1,000 Mentors program today, focused on recruiting a cadre of 1,000 men and women willing to volunteer their time as mentors…

Volunteer Florida Announces $150,000 in Grants to Florida Nonprofits

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced that Volunteer Florida is awarding $150,000 in grant funding to 15 nonprofits and service organizations across the state. The Volunteer…

Volunteer Florida Hosts 10 States for Training, Service Project in Orlando

ORLANDO – Volunteer Florida hosted a training event this week for ten states across the Southeast. With support from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), VF hosted…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman recognized four champions of service from across the State of Florida. Governor…

Volunteer Florida Joins Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to Kick Off Florida Volunteer Month

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman joined Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum at the Goodwill Prosperity Center in Tallahassee today to launch April 2015 as Florida Volunteer Month. Volunteer Florida…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman recognized four champions of service from across the State of Florida. Governor…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman recognized three champions of service from across the State of…

Volunteer Florida Executive Committee approves award of Florida Disaster Case Management Grant (DR-4177-FL) to the COPE Center

Volunteer Florida Executive Committee approves award of Florida Disaster Case Management Grant (DR-4177-FL) to the COPE Center in Defuniak Spings. For more information, please contact Ken Skalitzky at…

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2015 Black History Month Contests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2015 Black History Month contests for students and educators. Art and essay contests are…

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2015 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott today announced the 2015 Black History Month student and teacher contests winners. The winners will be honored…

Congressman Webster Recognized for Support of National Service

WASHINGTON – Volunteer Florida and City Year Orlando joined Voices for National Service to recognize Congressman Daniel Webster for his strong support of national service today. Congressman Webster…

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Award Three Champion of Service Awards to Outstanding Floridians

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — During today’s Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida awarded three Floridians with the Champion of Service Awards for their outstanding efforts in…

Two of Pensacola’s biggest, best hearts

DeDe Flounlacker and Andrea Kreiger are the kind of women who do Pensacola proud. Their professional lives in the community’s nonprofit world have been linked for years. Wednesday…

State honors local volunteers

Having weathered hurricanes, floods and storms, few Pensacolians are strangers to giving or receiving helping hands. Still, few can declare they are “champions” of helping. In a ceremony…

Volunteer Florida and Mayor Hayward Present Champion of Service Award to Manna Food Pantries, United Way of Escambia County

TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida and The City of Pensacola honored two Escambia County non-profits today with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award for their service to the community: MANNA…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

TALLAHASSEE – During today’s Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded six Floridians with the Champion of Service Award, Florida’s only statewide volunteer…

Volunteer Florida Announces Over $900,000 Grant to Support Panhandle Flood Recovery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Volunteer Florida announced the approval of an over $905,000 FEMA grant to provide disaster case management services and assist victims of the spring 2014…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

TALLAHASSEE – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO, Chester Spellman, recognized four deserving Champions of Service: Peacemakers Family Center in…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to Outstanding Volunteers and Organizations

TALLAHASSEE – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman recognized the organization Support The Troops, Mark Van Trees, Support…

Volunteer Florida Announces VetSuccess Initiative in Jacksonville

  Volunteer Florida, the Governor’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service in Florida, announced a new program today to provide direct support to Veterans in Duval County.…

Volunteer Florida Distributes $250,000 in Florida Disaster Fund Grants

  Florida Disaster Fund Update – November 7th, 2014 On May 8, 2014, Governor Scott and the Volunteer Florida Foundation activated the Florida Disaster Fund to assist those…

City Year Opening Day in Jacksonville

Companies sponsor City Year’s service in Duval County schools Jacksonville Financial News and Daily Record http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544190 At an Oct. 9 ceremony, City Year AmeriCorps members pledged to make…

Volunteer Florida and the Department of Economic Opportunity Partner for the AmeriCorps CareerSource Florida Youth Services Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2014 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle, Volunteer Florida: evansickle@volunteerflorida.org Jessica Sims, Department of Economic Opportunity: Media@deo.myflorida.com Service project aims to help at-risk youth in Florida…

Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera Announces 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Lieutenant Governor Carolos Lopez-Cantera will announce the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month student and teacher contests winners during the Hispanic Heritage reception at the Governor’s mansion…

Volunteer Florida, AmeriCorps Celebrate 20th Anniversary in Miami

Miami — Today, over a thousand Volunteer Florida volunteers and AmeriCorps Members gathered at the Miami Beach Convention Center for a massive service project and nationwide ceremony to…

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Student Scholarship Contests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2014 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott today announced the 2014 Hispanic…

Volunteer Florida Announces $8.8 Million in Grants for Florida

FOR RELEASE: August 13, 2014 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle, (850) 339-3184 TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced that 31 Florida AmeriCorps programs have been funded by…

Volunteer Florida, AmeriCorps Construct Mini-Libraries, Perform School Clean-Up in Central Florida

FOR RELEASE: June 28, 2014 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle, 850-339-3184 Volunteer Florida, AmeriCorps Construct Mini-Libraries, Perform School Clean-Up in Central Florida Service project commemorates 20th anniversary of Volunteer Florida…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to Michael Hicks - A positive presence at Charlotte Correctional Institution

TALLAHASSEE – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Michael D. Hicks as a Champion of Service for his volunteer service at Charlotte Correctional…

Program Will Feed Hungry Kids During Summer Vacation

NOTE: The article below originally appeared on The News Service of Florida and is posted with NSF’s permission. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend is a BEST grantee.…

Boomers Can Help in a Major Disaster

Click here to locate your local volunteer training programs. By Bruce Lowitt – 5/1/2014: http://states.aarp.org/fl-reserves/ When disaster strikes, local volunteers across the state are ready to help, sometimes arriving…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to Skip Cramer and Mikey Attardi, Jr. - Recognize Florida volunteers for service to Red Cross, families impacted by Super Storm Sandy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman recognized two deserving Champions of Service: Charles “Skip” Cramer, a…

Volunteer Florida Congratulates Grant Recipients - Administers national service programs to meet Florida’s education needs

Tallahassee — Volunteer Florida congratulated five community service organizations today for receiving funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for education. The grants were awarded…

Volunteer Florida Foundation thanks AT&T for Support of Florida Disaster Fund

Tallahassee—The Volunteer Florida Foundation today thanked AT&T for its generous donation to the Florida Disaster Fund, which was activated earlier today by Governor Rick Scott. The Florida Disaster…

Governor Scott Announces Disaster Fund for Floridians Impacted by Flooding

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Today, during a tour of impacted areas, Governor Rick Scott announced the activation of the Florida Disaster Fund. The Florida Disaster Fund helps Floridians who…

Florida's Top Community Associations Named in Annual Communities of Excellence Awards

Conference & Awards Gala Honors 20 Community Associations Across the State ORLANDO, May 5, 2014 – Winners of the annual Florida Communities of Excellence Awards, the only statewide…

Emergency Meeting for Volunteer Florida Foundation, Inc.

Please be advised that an Emergency Meeting has been called for the Executive Committee of the Volunteer Florida Foundation, Inc., scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM…

Cash Donations Encouraged for those Experiencing Flooding and Storm Damage in North Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State Emergency Response Team (SERT) and Volunteer Florida encourage prospective donors who would like to assist Floridians impacted by the severe storms and flooding in…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to Victoria Bell

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award to Victoria Bell, a…

54 Florida Mayors Join Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced that 54 Florida mayors are participating in the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort to highlight the…

Florida Volunteer Month Kicks Off With New Video PSA and Volunteer Celebration Events

To kickoff the start of April’s Florida Volunteer Month celebration, Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced a new video PSA, social media campaign and strategic partnerships with…

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Florida Commission on Community Service

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Julie Galvano and Jean Wihbey to the Florida Commission on Community Service. Galvano, 48, of Bradenton, is the director of…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards and Announce Upcoming Florida Volunteer Month

During yesterday’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet sponsored a Cabinet resolution proclaiming April to be Florida Volunteer Month. Governor Scott and…

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2014 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2014 Black History Month student and teacher contests winners during the Black History Month reception at the Governor’s…

Volunteer Florida Presents Champion of Service Award to Destin’s Nancy Weidenhamer

At the Feb. 18 city council meeting in Destin, Mayor Sam Seevers and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award to Nancy…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to Zannie Mount and Paul Utter

TAMPA – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award to Zannie…

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Six to Florida Commission on Community Service

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and four reappointments to the Florida Commission on Community Service. Christina Bonarrigo, 23, of Gainesville, is the student body…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to Stephen Jerome Thomas and Ann Jeanette Lutz

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award…

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2014 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invited K-12 students to participate in the 2014 Black History Month art and essay contests. Students,…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to HandsOn Jacksonville

During this week’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award to HandsOn Jacksonville in recognition of…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to Shawn Shattuck

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today at the Cabinet meeting, Shawn Shattuck was presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award by Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester…

Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Need Our Help

As Americans we are a generous people. Throughout the country countless congregations and organizations are gathering things they think are needed to serve survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan…

Volunteer Florida and Verizon Partner to Support Teacher Shine Awards

TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced that the Verizon Foundation is furthering its commitment to education as an official sponsor of Governor Scott’s Shine Awards program. The Shine Award is…

Congratulations to Maria Pouncey, Volunteer Florida Champion of Service!

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott hosted a reception this week celebrating the contributions of Hispanic community leaders, educators, and students.…

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott will announce the 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month student and teacher contests winners during the Hispanic Heritage reception at…

Gov. Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Announce Three Champions of Service

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award to Linda Putnam, Catherine Ackerman and Matthew Morse during the Florida…

Gov. Rick Scott, Senator John Thrasher and Volunteer Florida Honor Justice Coalition of Jacksonville

Today, during the Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott, Senator John Thrasher and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award to the…

AmeriCorps: Celebrating 20 Years!

Twenty years after the signing of the legislation creating AmeriCorps, nearly 1,000 supporters and alumni gathered on Friday, September 20, to recognize the transforming impact the national service…

$366,748 Awarded to Support BEST Volunteers in Florida

TALLAHASSEE  –  Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced $366,748 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, to be…

Florida NewsMakers: Chester Spellman

In this “Florida NewsMakers” program, Chester Spellman, the CEO of Volunteer Florida sits down with Sachs Media Group’s Trimmel Gomes to discuss some of the many ways people can give…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Announce Three South Florida Champions of Service

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, during the Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award to Robert Feldman, Lucida…

Volunteer Florida Announces $11.2 Million For Florida AmeriCorps

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced that 24 Florida AmeriCorps programs have been funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for 2013-2014. These programs,…

Governor Rick Scott and Mayor Buddy Dyer Announce Additional Education Funding to Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott, along with Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, announced that Governor Scott and Mayor Dyer’s “Governor-Mayor’s Initiative”…

Communities In Schools of Miami Awarded School Turnaround AmeriCorps Grant Funding

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced that Communities In Schools (CIS) of Miami is one of 13 organizations across the nation to be awarded funding in the…

Volunteer Florida Presents Champion of Service Award to AmeriCorps VISTA Member Tiffany Inge

ORLANDO – Yesterday, during a meeting of the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, Commissioners and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award…

Leon County Schools To Recruit 500 New Mentors

Tallahassee, FL—Leon County Schools announced the beginning of the “Sit down For Kids” campaign aimed at recruiting 500 new mentors to assist students of all grades and ages.…

Florida Emergency Managers Deploy to Alaska to Assist Survivors of 2013 Spring Flooding

TALLAHASSEE – July 11, 2013 – The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) responded to a request from the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for assistance…

Volunteer Florida Commission Meeting

The Governor’s Commission on Community Service (Volunteer Florida) announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: July 23, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to July…

Volunteer Florida Announces AmeriCorps Grants to City Year Programs

Tallahassee – Chester Spellman, CEO of Volunteer Florida, announced today that City Year Miami and City Year Orlando have received competitive AmeriCorps grants from the Corporation for National and Community…

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Five to Florida Commission on Community Service

Tallahassee, Fla. – On July 2, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and three reappointments to the Florida Commission on Community Service.   Susan Glickman, 54, of Indian…

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Announce Guardian ad Litem Champions of Service

Henry and Charlean Lawton recognized for exemplary volunteerism TALLAHASSEE — Today, during the Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer…

Does AmeriCorps Save Lives?

This week marks the official end of the school year for most K-12 students (and their hardworking teachers, parents and administrators). Because a majority of Volunteer Florida’s AmeriCorps…

2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES PILOT PROGRAM WITH MOBILE TV DURING 2013 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 31, 2013 CONTACT: 850-921-0217, dem-externalaffairs@em.myflorida.com, www.FloridaDisaster.org Miami,…

Florida Emergency Officials Stand Ready To Assist Oklahoma Tornado Survivors

TALLAHASSEE – Emergency officials from across Florida stand ready to assist those affected by the Oklahoma tornado. The Florida State Emergency Response Team is in communication with emergency…

How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Survivors

FLORIDA EMERGENCY OFFICIALS STAND READY TO ASSIST OKLAHOMA TORNADO SURVIVORS ~Floridians are reminded to donate wisely to survivors~ TALLAHASSEE – Emergency officials from across Florida stand ready to…

Emergency Management Announcement

Volunteer Florida has an exciting announcement to make regarding a leadership transition in our Emergency Management & Volunteer Services Department. Merrilee White, our Emergency Management Consultant, will become…

Volunteer Florida Announces Orlando Champions of Service

FOR RELEASE: May 9, 2013 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 561-603-8336 ORLANDO – Honoring individuals and groups for their outstanding efforts and contributions in the realm of volunteerism and passion…

Volunteer Florida Launches New Branding, Website to Encourage More Volunteers

TALLAHASSEE — To inspire more Floridians to serve their communities and better capture the energy and excitement of Volunteer Florida’s programs, Volunteer Florida today launched a new logo…

Volunteer Florida Announces Champion of Service Award Recipient Fanne Smith

TALLAHASSEE – Fanne Smith, 81, of Tallahassee, has been recognized as a Volunteer Florida Champion of Service for her outstanding contributions to volunteerism. Fanne was presented with the award…

48 Florida Mayors Join Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

TALLAHASSEE — Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced that 48 Florida mayors are participating in the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort to highlight the…

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Switchboard of Miami

Serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer at Switchboard of Miami has enabled me to do much more than simply serve my community. As a Helpline Counselor for the National…

A Message From Governor Rick Scott

“All Floridians have the potential to transform communities and change the lives of Florida families through volunteering. When Floridians work together, we can accomplish anything and I encourage…

AmeriCorps — Young People Making a Difference

In the room of bright red jackets, a great energy emanated from the 185 young men and women about to embark on a year of service as AmeriCorps…

AmeriCorps I CAN Food Drive

The AmeriCorps I CAN food drive carried on during March 1-15 was a rousing success. The weigh in Friday at Second Harvest in Tallahassee revealed the extraordinary efforts…

Member Spotlight: Liza Rudd: In the Pines

When I was younger I told adults I wanted to either help people or be the first woman in the NBA. Although I loved basketball, I decided that…

AmeriCorps Members Deliver 3,054 Pounds of Food to Second Harvest Food Bank

TALLAHASSEE — Today, Volunteer Florida’s north Florida AmeriCorps programs presented America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend with food donations they had collected throughout the week in…

AmeriCorps Members Collecting Food Donations During AmeriCorps Week

March 7, 2013 AmeriCorps Members Collecting Food Donations During AmeriCorps Week Volunteer Florida’s AmeriCorps programs are participating in the national celebration of AmeriCorps Week, March 9-17, spotlighting the…

GOVERNOR SCOTT VISITS CITY YEAR AMERICORPS MEMBERS AT BOOKER T. WASHINGTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN MIAMI

Miami, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott visited City Year Miami, an innovative mentoring and tutoring AmeriCorps program administered by Volunteer Florida that…

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Six to the Florida Commission on Community Service

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Six to the Florida Commission on Community Service FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 8, 2012 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE, (850) 717-9282, media@eog.myflorida.com TALLAHASSEE — Today, Governor Rick…

FLORIDIANS REMINDED TO DONATE WISELY TO SANDY SURVIVORS

FLORIDIANS REMINDED TO DONATE WISELY TO SANDY SURVIVORS ~Individuals and private sector should contact established relief organizations~ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 1, 2012 CONTACT: FDEM External Affairs, (850)…

Volunteer Florida Announces AmeriCorps Grants to 28 Organizations

VOLUNTEER FLORIDA ANNOUNCES AMERICOPRS GRANTS TO 28 ORGANIZATIONS ~1,366 AmeriCorps members to meet state and local needs~ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2012 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 850-414-7400 TALLAHASSEE — Volunteer…

Volunteer Florida Announces 2013 BEST Neighborhoods Grantees

VOLUNTEER FLORIDA ANNOUNCES 2013 BEST NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTEES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2012 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 850-414-7400 TALLAHASSEE — Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman today announced 12 organizations across the…

Governor Scott Announces Disaster Fund for Floridians Impacted by Tropical Storms

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES DISASTER FUND FOR FLORIDIANS IMPACTED BY TROPICAL STORMS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2012 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE- (850) 717-9282-media@eog.myflorida.com West Palm Beach, FL – While…

Tropical Storm Isaac Moves Into Gulf

Tropical Storm Isaac Moves Into Gulf  All Floridians Are Encouraged To Listen To Local Emergency Officials ~All Floridians Are Encouraged To Listen To Local Emergency Officials~ TALLAHASSEE – Today…

Emergency Officials Encourage Florida Residents and Visitors to Stay Informed as Tropical Storm Isaac Approaches

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS ENCOURAGE FLORIDA RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO STAY INFORMED AS TROPICAL STORM ISAAC APPROACHES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, August 26, 2012 12:30pm www.FloridaDisaster.org TALLAHASSEE – As Tropical…

Florida Emergency Information Line Activated In Response to Tropical Depression Isaac

FLORIDA EMERGENCY INFORMATION LINE ACTIVATED IN RESPONSE TO TROPICAL DEPRESSION ISAAC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 3:00 p.m. www.FloridaDisaster.org TALLAHASSEE – Due to the potential impacts from Tropical Storm…

Governor Scott Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency Due to Tropical Storm Isaac

GOVERNOR SCOTT SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER DECLARING STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO TROPICAL STORM ISAAC ~State Emergency Operations Center activated to Level One~ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, August 25, 2012,…

Cash Donations Helpful for Florida's Tropical Storm Debby Survivors

Cash Donations Helpful for Florida’s Tropical Storm Debby Survivors TROPICAL STORM DEBBY UPDATE: Thursday, July 5, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CONTACT: Public Information (ESF 14), (850) 921-0217, www.FloridaDisaster.org Tallahassee – As emergency…

Cash Donations Encouraged for Florida's Tropical Storm Debby Survivors

Cash Donations Encouraged for Florida’s Tropical Storm Debby Survivors TROPICAL STORM DEBBY UPDATE: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 3:00 p.m. CONTACT: Public Information (ESF 14), (850) 921-0217 www.FloridaDisaster.org Tallahassee –…

Volunteer Florida Announces AmeriCorps Grants to Tutoring Programs

Volunteer Florida Announces AmeriCorps Grants to Tutoring Programs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2012 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 850-414-2974 Tallahassee – Chester Spellman, CEO of Volunteer Florida, announced today that…

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Florida Commission on Community Service

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Florida Commission on Community Service FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2012 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE, (850) 717-9282, media@eog.myflorida.com Tallahassee, Fla – Today, Governor Rick…

Volunteer Florida Welcomes Chief Executive Officer Chester Spellman

Volunteer Florida Welcomes Chief Executive Officer Chester Spellman Governor Scott today issued the following statement regarding director of appointments Chester Spellman moving to a new position with Volunteer…

Wendy Spencer’s Nomination to Head Federal Agency Confirmed by U.S. Senate

Wendy Spencer’s Nomination to Head Federal Agency Confirmed by U.S. Senate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2012 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 850-414-2974 Tallahassee – Mike Andrew, Chairman of the Governor’s…

Governor Scott Appoints Six Volunteer Florida Commissioners

Governor Scott Appoints Six Volunteer Florida Commissioners FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2011 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 850-414-2974 Governor Rick Scott recently announced the appointments of John “J.P.” Ottino,…

Volunteer Florida Announces 2012 BEST Neighborhoods Grantees

Volunteer Florida Announces 2012 BEST Neighborhoods Grantees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2011 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 850-414-2974 Volunteer Florida CEO Wendy Spencer recently announced 13 organizations across the…

President Announces Intent to Nominate Wendy Spencer as CNCS CEO

President Announces Intent to Nominate Wendy Spencer as CNCS CEO FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2011 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 850-414-2974 TALLAHASSEE – Today, President Barack Obama announced his…

Former Times-Union Publisher Carl Cannon Receives Prestigious Presidential Volunteer Award

FORMER TIMES-UNION PUBLISHER CARL CANNON RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER AWARD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2011 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 850-414-2974 JACKSONVILLE – At a meeting of the Governor’s…

Volunteer Florida Announces 2011 "6 Days 6 Ramps" Grant Award Recipients

Volunteer Florida Announces 2011 “6 Days 6 Ramps” Grant Award Recipients FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2011 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 850-414-2974 TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida CEO Wendy Spencer…

Volunteer Florida Announces 7th Annual Florida Volunteer Month

VOLUNTEER FLORIDA ANNOUNCES 7th ANNUAL  FLORIDA VOLUNTEER MONTH ~Governor Rick Scott issues proclamation designating April as Florida Volunteer Month~ TALLAHASSEE – Recognizing the millions of Floridians who volunteer…

Volunteer Florida Announces $272,000 in Grants for “BEST” Neighborhoods

Volunteer Florida Announces $272,000 in Grants for “BEST” Neighborhoods FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2011 CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke or Mary Griffith, (850) 414-2974 TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida CEO…

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