About Volunteer West Virginia


Volunteer West Virginia, the state's Commission for National and Community Service challenges West Virginians to strengthen their communities through service and volunteerism. We identify and mobilize resources, promote an ethic of service, and empower communities to solve problems and improve the quality of life for individuals and families.


We envision a West Virginia where everyone feels a responsibility and has an opportunity for community service and volunteer work; where state government, educational institutions, churches, nonprofits, and service organizations work together to create and sustain systems that enable people to strengthen themselves and their communities through meaningful focused and well-designed service programs.


Established in 1994 by Executive Order of Governor Gaston Caperton, Volunteer West Virginia achieved legislative status in 1995. Our bipartisan nature was confirmed and strengthened through the support of Governor Cecil Underwood's administration beginning in 1997. Our 25 Commissioners, appointed by the Governor, meet quarterly around the state.

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Download the 2016-18 Unified State Service Plan