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Gulf Coast HUB for Volunteers & Nonprofits

Gulf Coast HUB for Volunteers & Nonprofits

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) has joined a network of community foundations across the state of Mississippi as part of a volunteer initiative, that works to provide volunteer services to every community in the state.

The Corporation for National and Community Service awarded the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (Volunteer Mississippi) $349,603 to go towards establishing “Volunteer Hubs”. The Volunteer Hubs will focus on the recruitment, organization and training of skilled volunteers to meet the needs of local nonprofits as they arise.

GCCF will be directing volunteers in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Stone, George and Greene County. GCCF’s “Gulf Coast Hub” will serve as the volunteer catalyst for South Mississippi, working to provide nonprofit organizations with a skilled volunteer base for emerging needs and to help operations run more efficiently.

The Gulf Coast Hub will also provide nonprofits with training, that will aid them in carrying out their mission. Training will help these nonprofit entities in key areas that are important to the function of the organization, such as grant writing, organizational development and communications.

GCCF will partner with other nonprofit organizations in the area, such as United Way of South Mississippi, which will create a fortified network of organizations with the proper resources to respond to anything from events to natural disasters.

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