Million Hour Match - Challenge

 

The Million Hour Match is a collaborative initiative between Volunteer West Virginia, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and West Virginia University.
West Virginia volunteers, including National Service members, disaster volunteers, and other community volunteers are challenging WVU students to match each other in completing one million hours of community service by 2018, for a total of two million hours to inspire learning and promote volunteerism.

More than 3,800 people of all ages and backgrounds annually participate in National Service in West Virginia. Serving at more than 460 locations throughout the state in AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and VISTA, these citizens tutor and mentor children, support veterans and military families, provide health services, restore the environment, respond to disasters, increase economic opportunity, and recruit and manage volunteers.

More than 800 disaster volunteers gave hundreds of hours of their time to help make our communities better prepared, to respond to house fires and floods, and to address long-term recovery following disasters. 6000 volunteers gave 25,000 hours of service during the 2014 Governor’s Day to Serve. Other community volunteers feed the hungry, coach youth sports, serve veterans, work in gardens and mentor children. All of these efforts help make West Virginia stronger through service.

Volunteers are invited to participate in the million hour challenge by logging their hours at www.volunteerwv.org. Help us get to a million hours!

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If you want to join the challenge and log your hours, click here.

To find a volunteer opportunity, click here.

To see how we're doing, check out the volunteer hours meter.