|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO Corey Simon thanked Governor DeSantis for his support of service in the Sunshine State.
“When we invest in service, we make our communities stronger and our state a better place for all Floridians,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Corey Simon. “Thank you, Governor DeSantis for making service a priority in your administration and in the Sunshine State.”
With funding from the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Volunteer Florida is able to continue its mission of administering our national service program, promoting volunteerism throughout the state and ensuring disaster resiliency in Florida.
This funding from the State of Florida allows Volunteer Florida to leverage federal funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and AmeriCorps, formerly known as the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and national service.
About Volunteer Florida
In 1994, Volunteer Florida was established in Florida Statutes to manage national service programs, such as AmeriCorps, and advocate for volunteerism throughout the Sunshine State. Since then, Volunteer Florida has evolved to serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, including managing the Florida Disaster Fund. After 25+ years, Volunteer Florida remains committed to promoting volunteerism in Florida, and launched the state’s official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect, in fall 2019. Through our work, Volunteer Florida delivers high-impact volunteer programs and opportunities that engage Floridians, transform communities and make the state a better place to live.