Our Volunteer Center connects resident and corporate volunteers with local nonprofits looking for volunteer support. This program offers us the opportunity to bring all of our networks together through volunteerism.
The Volunteer Center portal can be used by corporations to find volunteer opportunities for their employees, by residents looking to give back to their community through supporting nonprofit events and operations, and by nonprofits looking for volunteers to assist with everything from a one-time event to searching for highly skilled volunteers to help with delivering their direct services reducing their overhead costs.
The Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center began as the Loudoun County Volunteer Center in 1980 as a link between individual volunteers and other county nonprofits as a means to assist with problem-solving, promoting volunteer opportunities, group service projects, volunteer referral, recognition, and training. The center was renamed Volunteer Loudoun in 2010. In early 2013, while facing funding constraints, it was decided that Loudoun Cares would absorb Volunteer Loudoun and continue to provide this services to the community. As this program matures under Loudoun Cares, we will continue well-known events such as the Oustanding Volunteer Awards, and Volunteer Management Training Series programs.
The Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center offers a portal where everyone in the community can gather to share volunteer opportunities dedicated to serving Loudoun.
In 2017 alone,
- Our site had over 68,000 Needs views and nearly 40,000 agency views showing that residents are looking for volunteer opportunities.
- 181 nonprofits and 998 new registered volunteers
- We connected over 1,400 volunteers with our local nonprofits.
- Volunteers average 40 hours a year (nationalservice.gov) translating into over 55,600 hours. With a rate of $26.96 (virginiaservice.gov) this translates into an impact value of roughly 1.5 million dollars for our local Loudoun County nonprofits.
Loudoun Cares works to connect and deploy volunteers of all ages into our community. Through our Claude Moore Community Builders youth program, our Volunteer Center, the Volunteer of the Year Awards program, and Volunteer Management Training, Loudoun Cares champions volunteerism in Loudoun County.
Thank you Loudoun Cares and LINK for assistancing me with my electric bill. I am really grateful for the support of Loudoun Cares during my time of need. It's a true blessing to have an organization like Loudoun Cares supporting the community and working for the greater good. I am truly appreciative!