This online volunteer referral portal is a community service launched by VCSV in 2002.
The portal operation is exclusively an online service that works to match individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies to help address community needs.
Established as an independent 501(c) (3) nonprofit public benefit organization in 1987, the mission of the Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley, Inc. (VCSV) has been to connect volunteers with community needs and promote volunteerism in Santa Clara County and the greater Silicon Valley. The Volunteer Center officially closed it’s operations in January, 2010.
The Volunteer Center served as one of nearly 370 volunteer centers aligned with America’s Hands On Network. From its genesis prior to World War I, the national Volunteer Center organizational structure has become an increasingly vital country-wide civic infrastructure to meet today’s community challenges that depend on the generosity of volunteers. The network partners with the federal government to focus volunteerism on emerging community needs.
The Association of Volunteer Centers of California (VCC) is the state wide civic infrastructure and has 33 volunteer center members, the largest single regional component of centers in the country.
Over the past 20 plus years, VCSV contribution to the community has come in many forms; among others and most notably in partnering with a wide spectrum of businesses during the 1990s; assisting in the development of corporate employee volunteer programs, and, serving as the community long term recovery agent for the Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Resettlement Program from 2005 to 2007.
The information above can be found on the official website of The Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.vcsv.us/index.shtml