Volunteer and Community-Based Project Resources

Volunteer and Community-Based Project Resources

Looking for ideas for a community project or for ways students might meaningfully engage with issues affecting the New River Valley?  Check out

  • The Livability Reports published as part of the Livability Initiative, these reports reflect three years of collaborative research with local residents in the New River Valley to develop regional plans focused on developing a vision for the future and developing  strategies that businesses, community organizations, local governments, and individuals can use to make this future vision a reality.  The Final Livability Report identifies four themes for work and 18 goals:
    • THEME 1 - ENHANCING LIVING ANDWORKING ENVIRONMENTS 
      • 01 Provide Support for an Aging Population 
      • 02 Ensure Affordability of Housing, Energy &Transport 
      • 03 Improve Transportation Options for Residents 
      • 04 Increase the Energy Efficiency of Buildings 
      • 05 Expand Renewable Energy Systems 
    • THEME 2 - PRESERVING RURAL HERITAGE AND COMMUNITY CHARACTER 
      • 06 Encourage Development that Preserves Rural Character 
      • 07 Protect Natural Landscapes and Ecosystems 
      • 08 Recognize and Strengthen, Natural, Cultural and Historic Assets 
      • 09 Support Arts, Culture and Community Character 
    • THEME 3 - MAKINGTHE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT MORE PRODUCTIVE AND RESILIENT 
      • 10 Enhance Education and Workforce Readiness 
      • 11 Support Infrastructure Needed for Economic Development 
      • 12 Support Small Business Development 13 Strengthen Agricultural Viability 
    • THEME 4 - BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES 
      • 14 Ensure Access to Healthcare 15 Create Healthy Environments 
      • 16 Promote Healthy Behaviors and Lifestyles 
      • 17 Support Children and Youth Reaching their Full Potential 18 Protect and Improve Water Resources.   
  • Volunteer NRV  <http://volunteer.truist.com/uwmrf/volunteer>  linking those who want to volunteer with groups who use volunteers.  The service serves Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties and the City of Radford.  
  • The Give Big NRV project <https://cfnrv.givebig.org/c/NRV> linking you to your favorite causes and providing resources for nonprofits.   

     

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