On June 16, 2010 The Center was presented with the American Red Cross Hampton Roads Chapter Good Neighbor Award!
Award presented in 2009 to The Volunteer Center by Synethia White, Director of Y.H. Thomas Community Center, for dedicated service, accepted by Carolyn Kincaid, Executive Director and Jim Craig, Board Chair.
Experts in volunteerism for over 50 years!!
1st Advantage’s 2008 Colleague Development Day and “first” Annual Volunteer Expo were huge community successes because of the coordination and attentiveness to our specific needs by The Volunteer Center of the Virginia Peninsula.
~Vernita Baldwin, Public Relations Officer,
The Volunteer Center of the Virginia Peninsula has been a wonderful support for Professional golf at Kingsmill. Over the last 16 years, they have provided volunteers to assist with both the PGA and LPGA Tour events. The tournament relies on organizations such as The Volunteer Center to assist us in being voted the “Best Event on Tour” by both the players and the LPGA fans. With The Volunteer Center’s support, the tournament has been able to provide over $4.5 million to local charities over the past years.
~ Katherine Swisher, Tournament Coordinator,
Congratulation to The Volunteer Center for being selected as the winner for the 2008 Keep Coliseum Central Beautiful Award. The Volunteer Center successfully recruited more than 100 volunteers for each of our six Community Clean Up Days in 2008. In addition, volunteers formed the “Holiday Parade Trash Brigade” to pick up litter after the holiday parade.
~Verna Brundin, Redevelopment Program Manager,
The Volunteer Center is a Legacy Award winner of the Hampton Clean City Commission for their continued volunteer support in Keeping Hampton Beautiful.
The Volunteer Center support for the Neighborhoods, USA Conference made the difference between “Just another great conference” and “An overwhelming Successful Conference!” We received accolades from across the country about the Host City volunteers. Staff and volunteers scored the highest rating on our overall conference evaluation. As the Director of The Volunteer Center, Carolyn Kincaid has demonstrated a strong commitment and dedication to supporting partnerships of the Hampton Neighborhood Initiative.
~Shellae Blackwell, Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist,