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Community and Volunteer Services

Programs:

Service: Community Services Block Grant Program | More Information
About: The Community Services Block Grant Program provides funds to support services and activities that are designed to assist low-income families to become self-sufficient. Services are provided through the 16 Community Action Agencies in the state.
Contact: 501-682-8719
Service: AmeriCorps | More Information
About: Educational and community-based volunteer programs.
Contact: 501-682-7540 or 1-800-482-5850 Ext. 2-7540
Service: Arkansas Community Service Awards | More Information
About: Arkansas Community Service Awards have recognized individuals and businesses for their dedication and commitment to supporting volunteerism throughout Arkansas.
Service: Certified Volunteer Manager Program | More Information
About: The Certified Volunteer Management program fosters professional excellence in volunteer management. Participants in the CVM program complete six professional management workshops and a management narrative focusing on volunteer leadership, professional standards and achievements; and new developments in the theory and practice of volunteer management.
Service: Community Service Learning - Act 648 | More Information
About: Legislation passed in 1993, Act 648 allows a secondary student who has completed a minimum of seventy-five (75) clock hours of documented community service learning, as certified by the service organization to the school, to be eligible to receive one (1) academic credit that may be applied toward graduation.
Service: Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Program | More Information
About: DCSNS provides recognition materials for volunteer programs statewide. These materials range from certificates to bookmarks, from promotional packets to help promote your programs, to contact information for national recognition. All materials are provided free of charge.
Contact: 501-320-3981 | Email
Service: Volunteer Community of the Year Award | More Information
About: This award is designed to offer thanks and a reward to communities for their volunteer effort in serving their neighbors.

Services:

Service: Community Service Supervision - Juvenile | More Information
About: A program that provides a site for community service work, supervision of the juvenile on the work site by program staff, and reports to the court regarding compliance with the established case plan.
Service: Community-based Programs | More Information
About: The community-based program network consists of thirteen (13) non-profit organizations. The Division contracts with these programs to provide residential and non-residential services to youth who are delinquents, status offenders (FINS), or youth at risk (i.e., youth who exhibit behavior that if continued would bring them into contact with the juvenile justice system). Services are provided within the juvenile's own community, which is consistent with the concept of providing treatment in the least restrictive environment.
Service: Organizational Self-Assessment Survey | More Information
About: Survey is used to assess the development, marketing, finances, capacity/planning and volunteer management of your organization.
Service: Program Management Training | More Information
About: In order to assist nonprofit organizations, the faith based community, and those who work with volunteers, DCSNS offers training on a variety of topics designed to build organizational capacity. Training is provided by area representatives, can be customized to meet your organization's needs, and is free of charge to participants.
Service: Volunteer Center Network | More Information
About: A volunteer center serves as a leadership organization for volunteer based community service, as a convener for the community, and as a catalyst for action. Centers work through local partnerships and collaborations with businesses, law enforcement, grassroots groups, schools, agencies and community leaders.
Service: Volunteer Recognition | More Information
About: Request certificates and other volunteer recognition items.

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