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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Apr 12

Pitch In During National Volunteer Month

Posted on April 12, 2017 at 8:44 AM by Communications Department

April is National Volunteer Month and April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Month and Week honors people who selflessly dedicate their time and resources to make the world a better place and encourages others to get involved.Volunteer_SC During his tenure, President Nixon established National Volunteer Week in 1974. Each year, the current president issues a special proclamation in honor of volunteers. A number of awards are presented for outstanding service including the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Points of Light Tribute Awards.

The City of Newport News is encouraging citizens to volunteer and get active in the community during this month. There are many causes and organizations who can benefit from dedicated volunteers. To get started, gather neighbors and friends to participate in the city’s Clean and Green Newport News clean up event happening April 21-23. Consider applying to serve on one of the City’s nearly 45 different boards, commissions, or committees. Those boards provide a wide variety of valuable technical, advisory, administrative, and judicial services to the city and its residents. The City’s Department of Human Services also utilizes volunteers and is always looking for support. Other city departments and nonprofit organizations work to recruit volunteers for some of their special events.

Finally, the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula has a database of organizations who are looking for volunteers. Many organizations partner with the United Way to find volunteers for various projects and needs. To learn more about how to get connected with the United Way visit www.uwvp.org.