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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Board of Supervisors Encourages Residents to Use Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center

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Loudoun County encourages participation in Loudoun Cares’ online Volunteer Center by organizations and individuals in preparation for severe winter weather and other emergency events. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to join forces with Loudoun Cares in this endeavor, which aims to bring the community together in volunteerism.

The Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center provides an online tool that helps connect nonprofit and community organizations in Loudoun County with volunteers and resources. Organizations—including businesses, nonprofits and other community groups—are encouraged to use the Volunteer Center to post needs for volunteers, which may include a broad range of volunteer opportunities. The online tool, for example, enables homeowners associations to create profiles and post volunteer needs. The Volunteer Center connects residents who have previously signed up to the volunteer opportunities that are posted by the HOAs and are alerted when needs arise.

“Following last year’s blizzard, the community wanted to help; this tool helps connect people who want to volunteer to the groups who need volunteers,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall. “We’re pleased that Loudoun Cares has stepped up to help the community in this way.” 

How Do You Get Started? 
Organizations and volunteers are encouraged to create a profile before a winter weather event occurs.
  • Groups, such as nonprofits, HOAs, faith communities, and others, should identify a person to act as the "Agency Manager," who can create a profile now to prepare for winter weather or another emergency event where volunteers are needed. Once the profile is created, Loudoun Cares will provide more information and training about how to use the tool and post a need for volunteers. Groups can then invite members of their communities or neighborhoods to sign up to volunteer

  • Volunteers can create an individual profile and become a “fan” of any group that they would like to follow. By becoming a fan of a group, volunteers will receive notifications when the group posts opportunities to serve.  
More information about Loudoun Cares and its Volunteer Center is available online at www.loudouncares.org and winter weather-related resources and emergency preparedness information is available at www.loudoun.gov/winter

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