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2019 Health Rankings of Localities Released

The newly released report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin provides a snapshot of the health of localities within every state in the country. The report details specific health indicators and statistics. View the report HERE and learn how Gloucester compares.


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State Farm is giving away $25,000 grants in support of 40 causes.
Submit your cause starting June 5.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist® is back to help even the smallest of causes make a big impact in their communities. The program awards $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood projects involved in Education, Safety, and Community Development. We're accepting 2,000 submissions starting June 5th, and we'll need your help to decide who wins!

Go here for more information!


How to Create A Sustainable Volunteer Program gives some helpful tips on how to treat your volunteers right and manage them well.


When & How Often You Should Post on Each Social Network is a handy infographic to help clear up the mystery of social media post frequency.


The Times They Are a Changin’—Even for Volunteers

Rob Jackson considers the challenges of taking volunteers through a change process—why can’t we use the same process for paid employees?  Read or listen to this month's Hot Topic.


Check out the resource listing of upcoming training opportunities and organizations that provide ongoing training on various topics of interest to non-profits.

nami-logoNAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups: free 90 minute, peer–led sessions offer a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment where adults living with mental illness can share, listen and learn about the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness, 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., 84 East Peer Recovery Center, 7603 Hospital Drive, Gloucester ,VA

The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information and guidance to more effectively operate in their roles. The cost is $90 for Network Peninsula members and $105 for non-members. The program schedule and registration is available at: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/virginia

CHECK out The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence Spring 2019 course line up hereRegistration is OPEN!

Upcoming and ongoing training 

by MPNN CSB Prevention, Health and Wellness Division. 

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID:The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or is in crisis.  The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.  

These trainings are open to the public. Materials will be provided. Bring a brown bag for a working lunch. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. 

1. YOUTH MHFA – May 28, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,WHERE: Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park, $35.00 (includes materials) 

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  www.chvc.online 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 

2. YOUTH MHFA –  July 31, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bay Transit Meeting Room, 111 Commerce Parkway, Warsaw, $35.00 (includes materials) 

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  www.chvc.online 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, July 25, 2019 

3. YOUTH MHFA – August 1, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bay Transit Meeting Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green Rd., Gloucester, $35.00 (includes materials) 

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  www.chvc.online 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 26, 2019 

ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAININGS: The purpose of MHFA is to promote a more in-depth understanding of mental health in families and communities.  This 8-hour certification course assists family members, caregivers, school staff, health and human service workers, etc. to help adults and youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. These trainings are open to the public. Materials will be provided.  Bring a brown bag for a working lunch. 

1. ADULT MHFA – May 30, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park, Gloucester, : $35.00 (includes materials) 

ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.chvc.online  

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 

CHILDREN FIRST: Children First is a 4-hour co-parenting education program designed to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce.  The program assists parents in understanding  the importance of an active, involved, and positive relationship with their children by minimizing parental conflict. 


 Prevention Services Office, 3786 George Washington Mem. Hwy.; Wednesday, June 12, 2019—8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

COST:  $50.00 per person.  Payment must be received seven (7) days prior to the scheduled class. No exceptions. 

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration by phone is required. To register please call 804-642-5402.



1. MPNNCSB Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester, VA 23061. 

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

2. MPNN CSB Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw, Richmond County:

Mondays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required

NOTE:  The 15-week On-Going Nurturing Parenting Program takes place year round. Parents can enroll in the classes at any time. 

MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness PO Box 452, Hayes, VA 23072 

804-642-5402   Email: prevent@mpnn.state.va.us   or webpage  www.chvc.online 

2019 Alzheimers Walk - Planning Committee Members Needed
 This year's Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held on Main Street on Saturday, October 5th. The Walk planning committee...needs you!! Join us and help us plan for this great event for our county. Committee meets monthly in the Courthouse area. Contact Heidi Bristow, 2019 Walk Chair, for more info at 693-8888 or email heidi.bristow@rivha.com.


Botetourt Elementary School is looking for tutors to assist 4th grade children from 1:30-2:30 p.m. daily. This would involve a variety of school subjects (language arts/math/science/social studies). Volunteers would be working one-on-one with a student in the classroom. The job of the volunteer would not be to teach the subjects. The volunteer is needed to help the students complete classwork assignments, prepare for tests/quizzes, and use organizational skills to stay prepared for class. Volunteers will be required to attend a brief orientation and complete a background check. Any interested volunteers should contact Haley Poulson (Botetourt Community Engagement Coordinator) at 693-1419 or email at haley.poulson@gc.k12.va.us.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast: to volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT.


Employment Opportunities: Click on the seal below to go to the site

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Assistant Director of Utilities (FT), Utility Supervisor (FT), Budget & Program Analyst (PT), Clean Community Coordinator (PT), Specialty Instructor (WAR), Gymnastics Assistant (WAR), Park Aide (WAR) and Recreation Aide (WAR)

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Show me the money!  Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below.

National Park Service:  Deadline June 30, 2019

Description: The National Park Service is accepting applications to the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. Funding assists with community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives.Guidance is provided to communities so they can conserve waterways, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways. Selected projects have included elements of environmental education.View Details here.

Grant Gopher Database Search Tip!

Are you looking for grants to support projects in the classroom? You'll find those types of grants in our "Education" category. This category is for all grants related to in-school K-12 and higher education programs.

• Select your state and county • Select the Education program area • Use the keyword classroom

These types of grants are usually offered via a bi-annual or annual grant cycle so you might not see something available for you now, but keep checking in. Pro users receive an email alert when new grants matching their saved searches are added or updated. Not only that, but they're often notified well in advance of the cycle being open (as soon as we have the dates confirmed), which really helps with the grant planning process. Happy searching! Go to: Grant Gopher

Scholarships for Youth - The Patient Advocate Foundation offers scholarships for youth (age 25 and under) suffering from a life threatening or chronic condition. Deadline to apply is in the fall. To learn more, click here.

Patagonia Accepting Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns  Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas aimed at preserving and protecting the environment....Deadline: Rolling

Dominion Energy will once again provide $1 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve the environment and provide environmental education experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each for short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment.

Wells Fargo Giving: Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Each state served has its own criteria.

Grants.gov: This site provides a comprehensive list of government grants as well as an online application feature. Deadline: Open

Fundsnet Services: This site provides an online fundraising and grants directory, featuring 28 extensive categories.

Grant Gopher: Your underground connection to available grants for nonprofits!