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Go here to see FY20 Budget Meeting dates and times.
If you’d like to be a mentor in our community schools, please contact the Gloucester Community Engagement Department at 804-693-5730 or email to email@example.com
VOLUNTEER NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Your volunteer connection begins here! If your organization needs volunteers or you want to get involved in your county, schools or community, this is the place to click and go! Click here Opens a New Window. to submit a volunteer need!
Volunteers needed for the GUEST Shelter: The first week of the hypothermic season is proving to be a busy time of year for GUEST. With the frigid temperatures the homeless in our community need our help with a safe and warm place to call home. We currently have 15 clients in the shelter and anticipate more to arrive. Volunteers are greatly needed at the Day and Night Shelters. Our goal is to have 3 volunteers on each available shift to provide adequate supervision of the shelter. If you are able to volunteer, please signup through the signup genius links below.
SHELTER SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER: Below you will find the Signup Genius links for the Day Shelter and for each church hosting the Night Shelter in December. Please use these links to sign up as a volunteer.
Day Shelter Volunteers
Day Shelter, 6536 Moose Dr, Gloucester, VA 23061
Night Shelter Volunteers
January 7 – 14 Susanna Wesley United Methodist, 3900 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy,
Gloucester Point Baptist 01/14/2019 - 01/21/2019
The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, serving Gloucester, is looking for dedicated volunteers to share some time at their monthly Mobile Food Pantry Program distribution sites. If you have a couple of hours to donate between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, please contact Tracy Hansbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 596-7188. Opens a New Window.
Piankatank Community League is looking to expand membership for this community based helping organization! Contact Bruce Phillips at email@example.com Opens a New Window.
Salvation Army: Looking for a few good board members! Contact Sandra Thornton at 642-3960 or firstname.lastname@example.org Opens a New Window.
Want to volunteer? Visit the Volunteer Needs Database HERE Opens a New Window. .
Gloucester County Job Opportunities: Building Official, Civil Engineer I/II, Water Treatment Plant Trainee, WAR positions: Specialty Instructor and Park Aide. For more information or to apply on-line visit us at www.gloucesterva.jobs to view and apply for current job opportunities.
Gloucester County Sheriff's Office: Employment Opportunities
Gloucester County Public Schools: Teacher - Cosmetology - Job ID 392, Gloucester High School, This position requires eligibility for a Technical Professional teaching licensure, and must hold a valid Virginia Cosmetology and Barbering License. Please call 693-2127 for information or visit the GCPS Job Board.
Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic in Gloucester, Virginia is seeking an energetic and dedicated Registered Nurse to help carry out our Mission. The Mission of the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic is to provide community-based healthcare for the residents of Gloucester and Mathews Counties who lack health insurance or the means to pay for it. Serious inquiries only for those seeking to truly make a difference and carry out our mission. Please send resume and three professional references to email@example.com .
Position: Registered Nurse(part- time), that reports directly to the Director of Patient Care Services.
Need help with your resume? Check out this link.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
For a calendar of public government meetings, please click HERE.
Arts on Main classes and exhibits: Go here to learn about class offerings for children and adults, exhibits and upcoming events.
NNCONNECTION BUSINESS PLANS FOR NONPROFITS: January 16 & 23, 2019, Kick off the new year by creating or revising a plan for your nonprofit organization with this 2-part seminar (1-Finance & Budget Plan; 2-Narrative Plan) led by Joy Corprew of the University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center. Attend either or both sessions! $35 each or $65 for both, includes expert advice and class materials. 10:00-12:30, Lancaster Comm
Gloucester Chamber of Commerce January Business After Hours January 17, 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. , Moody's Event Centeres, Hayes , Business After Hours is FREE for members and only $10 for guests. register here.
Open House Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Expansion
Saturday, January 19
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE
Alzheimer's Community Forum: February 1, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Gloucester Main library, learn about Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss. Bring a friend who has been affected by the disease. Share your thoughts about how we can help people in your community, register at alz.org/grva, or call 800-272-3900
CHILDREN FIRST PROGRAM CO-PARENTING CLASS: Ongoing, Children First is a 4-hour co-parenting education program designed to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce, $50.00 per person. Payment must be received seven (7) days prior to the scheduled class. No exceptions. REGISTRATION: Pre-registration by phone is required. To register and inquire about sessions please call Tammy Bagby at 804-642-5402 or Visit www.nnconnection.org for registration info.
Nonprofit Institute: March 6, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Community Education and Health Resource Center located at 2 Bernardine Dr, Newport News, VA 23602, The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information and guidance to more effectively operate in their roles. The cost is $90 for Network Peninsula members and $105 for non-members. The program schedule and registration is available at: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/virginia
Gloucester Arts on Main 2nd Annual Open Juried Exhibit
April 5th - 27th, 2019
Send your artwork (up to 3 items) digitally to the gallery prior to February 22, 5:00 p.m. for judging.
Kiwanis Club of Gloucester: The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester meets the third Wednesday of each month at Nick`s Restaurant in Gloucester Point at 6:00 p.m., join us and learn more about Kiwanis and how we help families in our community, 804-694-7586, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS, INFORMATION AND LINKS
Medicaid Expansion: Medicaid expansion for Virginia residents begins January 1, 2019. Cover Virginia provides information for consumers and stakeholders on their website and posts updates as new details are made available. Learn more at http://coverva.org/expansion.
Free Preschool for income eligible families: PCDC/Bridges Head Start is soliciting applications for openings in its preschool for the upcoming school year. Families of 3-4 years may call to see if they are eligible and set up application appointments. Head Start classrooms are at the TC Walker Educational Building. Openings are limited and when classrooms are filled families will be put on a waiting list. Call PCDC office, 804-843-2275, West Point
The rules have changed!: thousands of Virginians aged 19-64 will soon be able to sign up for new health coverage. People who have annual income below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible. For example, that's $16,754 per year for a single adult or $28,677 for adults in a family of three. To see if you might be eligible, please visit Cover Virginia's Eligibility Screening Tool.
New Value of Volunteer Time Announced: Independent Sector recently announced that the latest value of a volunteer time is $24.69. Charitable organizations frequently use this estimate to quantify the enormous value volunteers provide. Additionally, Virginia's unique value of volunteer time is $26.75. Despite major economic and political changes since 2012, the contributions of volunteers has grown with each year. Dig into the historical national data and the state-by-state figures below to appreciate the value of volunteers' contribution in time, talent, and effort in our communities. Learn more here.
The Gloucester Institute is a 501©(3) non-profit organization with all contributions tax deductible. TGI operates under a “student first mentality” with approximately 80% of each dollar invested directly into the students and leadership programs. The remainder of donated funds are utilized to strengthen the leadership team and fundraising capabilities. Find out more HERE and GIVE.
Humane Education and Resource Team Inc. is a new 501c3 non profit serving Gloucester and Mathews pet owners. We offer pet food in crisis situations,dog training advice and some financial assistance for euthanasia with veterinarian referral. We hope to start offering classes in pet CPR and first aid in the future. Email Wanda Fary at email@example.com or call 815-2394 for more information.
2-1-1 Virginia: A program of the Virginia Department of Social Services, 2-1-1 Virginia answered 104,919 calls for assistance and had 62,851 unique visitors searching the website last year. To provide the citizens of Virginia with current and correct information on health and human services resources, it is essential that agencies review and update information at www.211virginia.org.
National Alliance on Mental Illness is reorganizing and needs new board members! NAMI Mid-Tidewater is a diverse group of people who offers support, educate, and advocate for people with mental health conditions and their families. If you are interested in mental health, we would like your assistance. To submit your application/ nomination form for board membership, please call 804-694-0023.