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.
the 2016 Annual Report
the 2015 Annual Report
the 2014 Annual Report
the 2013 Annual Report
the 2012 Annual Report
the 2016-18 Unified State Service Plan