CHAIRPERSON: The Committee currently does not have a chairperson. Farris Pigg at CCCC is acting as interim chairperson.
MEETINGS: The Committee meets on the same day as the CCCC meetings. Please contact Farris Pigg (843-623-5274) to be added to the email notification.
GOAL: This Committee works to promote the benefits of voluntarism and use the interagency network to more efficiently and effectively recruit, retain, and recognize volunteers.
ACTIVITIES: This Committee, originally formed in 1998, was revived in 2016. The members developed a mission statement and are considering how to revive, update, and make the CHESTERFIELD COUNTY CARES volunteer matching system sustainable.
Each spring, the Committee sponsors a county wide recognition event to honor volunteers near the national Volunteer Recognition Week. By sharing effort and costs, the luncheon is an opportunity for numerous smaller organizations to recognize and honor the hard work of their volunteers in a grander way than they could if working alone. The Committee ensures that this event is widely publicized so as to encourage more individuals to volunteer and get involved in the community.
PARTICIPATING AGENCIES INCLUDE:
Agape Senior Services
Chesterfield County Department of Juvenile Justice
Chesterfield County Guardian ad Litem
Chesterfield Parish, United Methodist Church
DSS Regional Prevention Office
Hospice of Chesterfield County
Girl Scouts of Eastern SC
Growing Homes SE
Smithville AME Zion