The Governor's Commission on
Volunteerism and Community Service
September 2023 Newsletter
Volunteer Tennessee is partnering with AmeriCorps Disaster Services Unit (DSU) to present a FREE 9/11 Day Emergency Preparedness Webinar. You will learn tips on emergency preparedness and how individuals can volunteer in times of disaster.
This webinar will be of particular interest to nonprofit organizations, disaster response organizations, civic organizations, city and county governmental officials, AmeriCorps members, AmeriCorps alumni and anyone interested in engaging in community service.
Volunteer Center and Youth Civic Engagement Funding Opportunities Announced
Volunteer Tennessee is pleased to announce grant opportunities for Volunteer Centers and Youth Civic Engagement programs. Both opportunities will allow organizations to utilize community engagement and service to address critical needs throughout the state. Grant applications are due Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. CDT.
Is your K-12 school -- public or private -- actively promoting youth engagement in your community? Are you helping your students understand the importance of volunteerism and community service?
If so, please apply for a 2024 Award of Excellence!
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
Older adults may have specific needs after a disaster. Use the information below to assess your needs and take simple, low-cost steps that help you get better prepared. Learn more at ready.gov.
Know what disasters could affect your area, which could call for an evacuation, and when to shelter in place, and plan what you need to do in both cases.
- Keep a NOAA Weather Radio tuned to your local emergency station and monitor TV and radio for warnings about severe weather in your area.
Download the FEMA app and get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States
The Volunteer Tennessee Commission's regular business meeting will take place October 20, 2023 in Knoxville. The public is welcome to attend. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com.
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