Officials show support for volunteer programs

It's National Volunteer Week, and President Barack Obama is acting on his pledge to increase volunteerism in the US. He signed the Edward...

It's National Volunteer Week, and President Barack Obama is acting on his pledge to increase volunteerism in the US. He signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act today, which will reauthorize and expand Corporation for National and Community Service programs, such as AmeriCorps.

The Corporation for National and Community Service actually issued RFPs for strategic communications and creative and marketing services in December 2008. Responses were due February 20 and March 13, respectively. No decision has been made yet, according to the Federal Business Opportunities database.

On a more local level, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a citywide campaign with MTV News in New York on April 20, urging people to volunteer.

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