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Board Name: Volunteer Tennessee
Board ID: 339
Address: 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-253-1426
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Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: Executive Order
Duties: Volunteer Tennessee (formerly the Commission on National and Community Service) helps ensure that the Volunteer State lives up to its name through its mission to encourage volunteerism and community service. Volunteer Tennessee pursues this mission through grants, training, and partnerships with service organizations across Tennessee. It administers AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps through which hundreds of Tennesseans give a year of their lives in service to meet community needs in education, environment, public safety, and human needs in return for help with college or loan repayments. Volunteer Tennessee partners with the Department of Education and Lions Clubs International to support service-learning, a teaching methodology that combines academic and behavioral learning with volunteer service for KR12 youth. Volunteer Tennessee also manages the Governor"s Volunteer Stars Awards. Initiated in 2008, the award program recognizes one youth and one adult volunteer from each participating county in the state. The National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993 requires states to maintain a bipartisan state citizen service commission in order to qualify for funds from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service. Volunteer Tennessee"s twenty-five-member commission was created in 1994 by Executive Order 55, and it is administratively attached to the Department of Finance and Administration. The Governor appoints the twenty-five commission members to reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of the state.
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Appropriations: FY 2020-21: $305,600.00
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