Volunteer Northwest Mississippi is the first volunteer center for the northwest region, established in 2006 through the Volunteer Mississippi and the Points of Light Foundation. It is housed in the office of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and covers a ten (10) county area operating through Volunteer Solutions, an online volunteer management system. Individuals, groups, businesses, and churches can sign on as volunteers, and non-profits can sign on and list their volunteer opportunities. This is the perfect way to match volunteers with volunteer opportunities. Volunteers and non-profit organizations can also participate in annual days of service held by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi.
Since its establishment the volunteer center has registered and matched hundreds of volunteers and non-profit organizations. The Volunteer Center has advertised over 200 opportunities for volunteers and new opportunities are added daily. Volunteer Northwest Mississippi also publishes a monthly e-newsletter that highlights volunteer opportunities and volunteers. The newsletter covers recent events and upcoming opportunities.
Volunteer Northwest Mississippi is also a call center in conjunction with Emergency Management, the Red Cross, and the Department of Human Services in times of disaster. If you or your organization would like more information on Disaster Preparedness or SafeSpaces contact us at 662.449.5002.
Being a one-stop resource for all things volunteering, Volunteer Northwest Mississippi helps individuals and groups find volunteer opportunities that match his/her/their interests and/or skills while helping local nonprofits recruit volunteers for their volunteer needs.
Volunteer Northwest Mississippi is a program under the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and we are committed to supporting and encouraging volunteerism in our ten county area of northwest Mississippi. VNM serves as the clearing house for volunteerism in the area by assisting any person, business, group, or organization looking to get out into the community and make a difference. For nonprofits, we PROMOTE volunteer opportunities, CONNECT volunteers to your organization, and PROVIDE monthly trainings and other resources. For volunteers, we MATCH volunteers and groups to volunteer opportunities, CONNECT them to great nonprofits, and PROVIDE long-term or one-time servicing planning to school groups, churches, and businesses.
Volunteer Northwest Mississippi is a certifying organization for the national President's Volunteer Service Award. Each year we award twenty five outstanding volunteers with this award. View past winners by clicking on awards below.