The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives (GFBCI), as the Alabama State Service Commission, was awarded the Volunteer Generation Fund in September 2010. The purpose of the fund is to provide Alabama the resources and support to increase the number of volunteers who serve in high-impact volunteer assignments addressing the critical unmet needs in Alabama communities, strengthen the infrastructure of volunteer connector organizations, and support a technology-based system tracking new and current volunteers and volunteer activities.
The Alabama Volunteer Generation Fund will allow the GFBCI the opportunity to streamline and strengthen volunteerism through strategic coordination of the volunteer sector in the State of Alabama.
The GFBCI will issue and provide oversight for two sub-grants for the 2010-2011 program year. The GFBCI is issuing one Request for Proposal seeking volunteer connector agencies to provide substantial evidence demonstrating the ability to develop strategies and goals to increase the number of volunteers recruited, trained, and individuals retained in high quality volunteer assignments including those that are aligned with special days of service such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day and the 9-11 Day of Service and Remembrance.
The GFBCI is issuing a second Request for Proposal to strengthen the current technology available for volunteer management in Alabama. The successful applicant must demonstrate the evidence of a technology-based system for tracking volunteers and volunteer activities. The application deadline is December 22, 2010.
For more information regarding the Alabama Volunteer Generation Fund please visit: www.ServeAlabama.gov