Spring 2016 Edition

As has been the case for over three decades, the Nassau County Volunteer Center will welcome spring by celebrating volunteers during National Volunteer Week at the 31st annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 21, at noon at the Atlantic Recreation Center. Over 400 guests from nonprofit agencies, businesses, government agencies, and civic organizations will come together to salute the volunteers of Nassau County. This year’s theme is “A Salute to All-American Volunteers.” At least ten volunteer awards will be presented, including the Elsie Harper Awards by the City of Fernandina Beach. Support the Luncheon with the purchase of a half-table (4 seats) or a whole table (8 seats). Purchase your table online now 

Changes are coming to the Volunteer Center this spring: a new informational pamphlet about the history and services of the Volunteer Center is now available, and the agency has a newly designed website.

Later in the spring, plans for the 16th annual GOKIDS campaign to collect school supplies for needy Nassau County Public School students will be made, and the drive will be held in the summer.

Of course, the daily work of the Volunteer Center goes on: recruiting and placing volunteers in Nassau County nonprofits. Do you want to help out? Do you have time to volunteer? Would you enjoy helping out at the new-look Fernandina Branch of the Nassau County Library? Would you be willing to spend some quality time with seniors at the Council on Aging? Do you love animals? Cats Angels and the Nassau County Humane Society could use your help! Call the Volunteer Center at 261-2771 or fill out a volunteer application today and we will put you to work at an agency of your choice.