on Community and Volunteer Service
The Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Service is committed to enriching lives and communities by advocating service and volunteerism. The duties of the Commission are prescribed by, but not limited to the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. The Commission is comprised of representatives reflecting the broad diversity of the state including members of the public sector, the private nonprofit sector and the business community. The Commission is supported by, and works in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of State Service Centers, State Office of Volunteerism. AmeriCorps the Agency provides partial support for National Service initiatives undertaken by the Commission. Work of the Commission is highlighted in the State Service Plan, available for download HERE.
Paul F. Calistro, Jr., Chair
Margarita Rodriguez-Duffy, Vice Chair, Delaware Volunteerism
Charles Vincent, Treasurer
Dr. Enid Wallace-Simms, Secretary
Debbie H. Smith
We are actively recruiting additional commissioners to serve. Click HERE to apply.
To be considered for appointment as a Commissioner, an online application must be submitted to the Governor’s office via the link below. Please use Board Number 0060 for the Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.
Please include information below when submitting the form:
Board Number: 0060
Board Name: Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Services
In pursuing this mission, the Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Service is guided by the following principles:
Service is an important strategy for addressing community needs and problems
Citizens of all ages are critical resources in addressing community needs and problems
Service in Delaware can be augmented by effective private-public collaborations, and a general willingness for all sectors to partner for the advancement of the Delaware volunteer service field and the First State's communities
Grantees of the Commission shall serve as high quality demonstrations for the potential of national service in Delaware
Develops a comprehensive State Service Plan for national and community service, through an open, inclusive process which may include establishment of State funding priorities.
Selects applicants for National Service Program funding and prepare other State applications to the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Develops a solid infrastructure in Delaware to facilitate and support high quality national service programs.
Maintains and reviews financial management systems and progress reports to track expenditures for National Service Programs.
Oversees and monitors funded programs in Delaware to ensure they are high quality and comply with legal and grant requirements.
Provides technical assistance to local nonprofits and other entities in planning programs, applying for funds, and implementing high quality program
To learn more about how your skills and talents could help grow our initiatives contact:
Governor’s Commission for Community and Volunteer Service
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
Division of State Service Centers
1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 255-9739