Community Volunteer Network (CVN)
|Last updated on March 1, 2013|
Community Volunteer Network (CVN) is an active social network of young adults (20s & 30s) dedicated to making a positive difference in Arlington through volunteering, building networks, socializing, and developing leaders.
Check out our blog, The CVN Forum
El programa Community Volunteer Network (CVN, siglas en español) es una red activa social de adultos jóvenes (en sus 20’s y 30’s) dedicados a hacer una diferencia positiva en Arlington a través del voluntarismo, construyendo nuevas redes, socializando y desarrollando liderazgo.
CURRENT STRUCTURE: Everyone is encouraged to attend our monthly meetups and attend and lead volunteer activities and events.
There are 3 voting officers that serve as a volunteer leadership team to guide, plan, and make decisions for CVN along with the County Liaison.
-- Chair: Provides overall leadership
Garry Knobler, CVN.email@example.com
-- Interim Volunteer Chair: Coordinates volunteer opportunities.
Tedla Desta, CVN.firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Interim Communications Chair: Coordinates publicity and communication.
Ori Weisz, CVN.email@example.com
-- County Liaison (Volunteer Arlington Staff) – non-voting; provides support to the leadership team
-- Social Committee: Organizes all social gatherings
-Launched in 2003, Community Role Models (CRM) was made possible by County Board Member Walter Tejada at the urging of community members.
- In April 2004, a steering committee assembled to guide the direction of the program. The program got started with a kick off event at Whitlows on Wilson in May 2004. There were 65 CRM volunteers in attendance.
- In 2004 and 2005, CRM volunteers organized learning forums and volunteer activities. The steering committee also developed a 4 year strategic plan.
- In 2006, CRM held a speaker series and partnered with PRCR to launch the What’s Up Arlington newsletter and blog.
- In 2007, the leadership team was formed and Miles Grant, the first chairman, was selected. It was then that the monthly meetups started.
- In April 2007, CRM’s leadership team was recognized by Arlington County as an Outstanding Volunteer Team.
- In 2007, CRM created a Facebook Group to manage its social events.
- In 2008, CRM was recognized with an Acts of Caring Award by the National Association of Counties.
- In 2009, the leaders of CRM decided to change the name to Community Volunteer Network (CVN). They also changed the color scheme of the logo.
- In January 2009, Brendan O’Connor took over as Chair of the newly named CVN.
- In July 2009, CVN celebrated five years of success at the Arlington Arts Center with Board Member Walter Tejada, nationally recognized nonprofit leader Robert Egger, and WJLA reporter, Scott Thurman.
- In Fall 2009, CVN conducted online surveys and held a meeting for stakeholders of CVN to analyze the survey results and discuss the future of CVN.
- In 2010, CVN expanded into a committee structure that enabled more volunteers to have leadership roles.
- In March 2010, CVN launched a new blog, the CVN Forum to encourage dialogue within the CVN network.
- In April 2010, Brendan O’Connor was recognized as an Arlington County Outstanding Volunteer.
- In May 2010, Tiffany Kudravetz took over as the third Chair of CVN.
- In April 2011, the CVN Recurring Volunteering Committee was recognized as an Arlington County Outstanding Volunteer Team.
- In April 2011, Meredith Meade took over as the fourth Chair of CVN.
- In May 2011, CVN received a Deutsche Post DHL Living Responsibility Fund Grant to support the group’s recurring gardening projects.
- In June 2011, CVN was recognized with the Innovative Program Award from the National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government.
- In Fall 2011, CVN conducted another online survey and held a meeting for stakeholders of CVN to analyze the survey results and discuss the future of CVN.
- In January 2012, Garry Knobler became the fifth Chair of CVN.
||Garry Knobler, CVN Chair, (email)
En Español, (703) 228-1198
Volunteer Arlington, County Liaison, (703) 228-1760, (email)
Main office number: (703) 228-1760
||2100 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204
(See a map)
Web Site: http://www.arlingtonva.us/CVN
||Human Services Center. Accessble from Orange Line Metro by the ART 77 bus. There is free parking as well.
Nearest Bus Stop: Art 77, 1 minute walk
|Last updated on March 1, 2013|