Loudoun Cares

Loudoun Cares provides a Volunteer Center that matches citizens and businesses with charities and groups looking for volunteer support.

 

History

The roots of the Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center began as the Loudoun County Volunteer Center in 1980 as a link between individual volunteers and other county nonprofits to assist with problem solving, promoting volunteer opportunities, group service projects, volunteer referral, recognition, and training.  The center was renamed Volunteer Loudoun in 2010.  In early 2013, while facing funding constraints, it was decided that Volunteer Loudoun would seek a partner and talks with Loudoun Cares began. The boards of Volunteer Loudoun and Loudoun Cares soon determined it would be in the best interest of both groups for Loudoun Cares to absorb Volunteer Loudoun under the Loudoun Cares nonprofit “umbrella” and continue the valued vision, mission and goals established by the Volunteer Loudoun board of directors.  Loudoun Cares would position the Volunteer Center for growth as it would link well with other Loudoun Cares programs, such as the Loudoun Cares Claude Moore Community Builders youth volunteer program. Additionally, the premise of volunteerism is strongly embedded in the nature of nonprofits. As the coordinating body for Loudoun’s nonprofits, Loudoun Cares was a natural fit for the new Volunteer Center. As this program matures under Loudoun Cares, we will continue well-known events such as Volunteer of the Year Awards, and Volunteer Management Training programs. The Volunteer Center enhances the county function of bringing citizens together to volunteer. This program fosters volunteerism and a community spirit to improve the services available for Loudoun’s residents. The Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center offers a portal where everyone in the community can gather to share volunteer opportunities dedicated to serving Loudoun.