Volunteer Iowa has been awarded a $192,023 grant by the Corporation for National Community Service. The grant will be used to develop and expand local volunteer infrastructure, increase the capacity of local organizations to engage volunteers, and help other service organizations better manage, train, and coach volunteers. Funds will also be used to train individuals for disaster response.
“Volunteer Iowa’s important work in our community will be improved because of this grant and I am proud to have supported the funding for this program. Iowans care for their neighbors and give their time and talents to their communities and organizations like Volunteer Iowa are an integral part of helping those in need and making our communities better. I thank all the folks at Volunteer Iowa for their dedication and hard work and look forward to seeing the good work they can do with this grant,” said Congressman Young.
“At our core, Volunteer Iowa works with organizations and communities to help them use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions by engaging Iowans in addressing pressing community challenges,” stated Volunteer Iowa Executive Director Adam Lounsbury. “We are grateful for the opportunity to provide the support needed across the state with this Volunteer Generation Fund grant, as we continue our work to build a cultural expectation of service and community engagement.”
The Corporation for National and Community Service awards grants to State Service Commissions to strengthen volunteer infrastructure, generate more and better trained volunteers, and enhance their ability to address critical community needs.