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  • One Beach, One World
    One Beach, One World
    One Beach One World
  • Al Hutchinson

    Al Hutchinson participated in the Give Back activity at DMAI in 2011, preparing a house for renovation in the Ninth Ward section of New Orleans.

    CVB Potter's House

    On behalf of each meeting planner they met with during the July 2012 DC Sales Blitz, The Virginia Beach CVB and hospitality partners made a donation of over 200 pounds of non-perishable food items to The Potter’s House, a food pantry in the heart of the resort area.

    Potter's House Rock n Roll Half Marathon

    Jennifer Vaughan, Volunteer and Pantry Manager at The Potter’s House, coordinated distribution of bottled water and sports drink donations from the 2012 Rock n Roll Half Marathon among several local charities.

    VB CVB Midnight Mission

    The Virginia Beach CVB collected children’s books from the hospitality community and ASAE attendees during the 2010 show to donate to LA’s Midnight Mission.


    Nothing brings people together like a common cause.

    Through One Beach, One World, Virginia Beach helps meeting planners reach corporate social responsibility goals by offering:

    • meaningful experiences that delegates and attendees value
    • shared enrichment that strengthens bonds among collaborators
    • the chance to make an impact through volunteer efforts

    CSR in Virginia Beach is special. Our coastal location and the area’s thriving military community offer unique ways to get involved. Activities range from participants rolling up their sleeves – and pants legs – to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, to working on behalf of our troops, to providing care and assistance to people in need.




    Restoring and Protecting our Environment

    Restoring & Protecting our Environment

    • Lynnhaven River Now

      Agency Focus: The goal of Lynnhaven River Now is a clean and healthy Lynnhaven River. Their objectives are to identify and reduce sources of contamination in the river; and to reduce nutrients, sediments and chemicals running off of our lawns, parking lots, roadways and out of our septic systems. LRN also strives to educate and engage the community and partner organizations in restoring and protecting the Lynnhaven River; and to restore lost habitats such as oyster reefs, salt marshes, and other buffers that help to filter polluted runoff and protect the river and its marine life.

      LRN’s committees gives many and varied opportunities for citizens to participate in a meaningful way in the development and execution of education and restoration projects in the Lynnhaven watershed. Individual projects are dictated by season and the size of the volunteer group.

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    • Chesapeake Bay Foundation

      Agency Focus: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is the only independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers. Since their founding 40 years ago, their goal has been to improve water quality by reducing pollution. Volunteers are always needed for projects ranging from tree planting to collecting litter.

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    Supporting the Armed Forces

    Supporting the Armed Forces

    • USO of Hampton Roads

      Agency Focus: The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. The USO of Hampton Roads provides enhancement of the quality of life for US Armed Forces personnel and their families worldwide and create a cooperative relationship between U.S. Military and civilian communities.

      The USO of Hampton Roads is continually in need of volunteers to work at one of theSouth-side service centers. The role of the volunteer is to greet military service members and/or family members who are traveling through or live in Hampton Roads and provide light snacks and information. Arrangements can be made for large volunteer groups for special events. The USO of Hampton Roads presents annual Quality of Life events such as, Military Appreciation at the Virginia Zoo, Patriotic Festival and a Holiday Party. These are major events that are attended by thousands of military personnel and their families. The USO of Hampton Roads needs many volunteers for these event to assist in light manual labor and to help man Information and Referral booths.

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    • Books for Soldiers

      Agency Focus: Books for Soldiers is a non-profit organization, operated as a ministry of the non-denominational, interfaith Order of the Red Grail Church in North Carolina. Books for Soldiers is an online bulletin board which posts requests from U.S. soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines, and coast guardsmen. Requests range from books and magazines to hygiene care package and pen pals. BFS relies on supporters to individually to search through the requests and decide on which to reply. Members then choose the request they’d like to contribute to filling, and handles mailing the item(s).

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    • Vetshouse, Inc.

      Agency Focus: Vetshouse, Inc. is a unique, private, nonprofit organization which has been assisting homeless Veterans in Hampton Roads since 1992. Our mission is to provide housing, food, clothing, counseling and other assistance to homeless veterans of the U. S. Armed Forces in order to facilitate their return to an independent, responsible and productive lifestyle.

      Volunteers needed for: assistance with home repairs, general groundskeeping, assistance with the vegetable garden and working at the produce stand.

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    Combating Homelessness, Hunger and Domestic Violence  

    Combating Homelessness, Hunger and Domestic Violence

    Assisting Youth and the Elderly

    Assisting Youth and the Elderly

    • Seton Youth Shelters / Mother Seton House, Inc.

      Agency Focus: Mother Seton House offers shelter and counseling for at-risk youththrough our residential, youth and family counseling, in-school, mentoring children ofprisoners and street outreach programs. Volunteers needed for: regular maintenance - groundskeeping, paint and other general repairs. Groups and/or individuals can assist as their time allows.

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    • Agency Focus: Hope Haven Adult Home is an Assisted Living facility that provides a loving, peaceful country setting designed specifically for the needs of our older citizens. Residents are often those who have been unable to adequately plan for their latter years and have no means to provide for themselves. At Hope Haven they have the opportunity to share their life experiences and knowledge with the children at Hope Haven Children's Home and at the same time experience the joy and excitement the children bring to them. Through an atmosphere of love and respect administered by a devoted and caring staff a renewed light shines in the eyes of our residents.

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    Community Service - General

    Community Service - General

    • Volunteer Hampton Roads

      Agency Focus: Community Service Projects are a series of one-day volunteer projects sponsored nationally by Points of Light and the Hands On Network. Locally, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads coordinates projects with area nonprofits to create fun and meaningful ways for groups to get involved in the community. Through Seasons of Service projects, which are held throughout the year, volunteers can use their time and talents to help solve serious social problems and community needs.

      Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- January

      Global Youth Service Day -- April

      Family Volunteer Day -- November

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    International Outreach

    International Outreach

    • Plan International USA

      Agency Focus: Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is a nearly $800 million organization ranked among the top 10 international development agencies by reputation, size and scope.

      Plan works side-by-side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children by developing solutions to ensure long-term sustainability. Their outreach efforts range from clean water and health care programs, to education projects and child protection initiatives. Community by community, Plan works to promise futures that are worthy of all children’s potential. The VBCVB has a dedicated URL for Plan’s Gift of Hope programs which can track any donations received through the efforts of CVB’s partners. Gifts of Hope are actual items needed by the communities where Plan works; donations are matched to a project that includes the items selected. Gifts range from sock and shoe pledges to donations for purchasing a herd of goats for a village. Donations pledges start at $10.

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    • Stop Hunger Now

      Agency Focus: For more than 15 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger. More than 150,000,000 meals have been packaged and distributed along with other aid to 65 countries impacting millions of lives. The organization is driven by a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources..

      The Stop Hunger Now meal packaging program was created to give dedicated individuals the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s poor and hungry. In 2013, Stop Hunger Now packaged 38.6 million meals in the U.S. and International Affiliates packaged an additional 3.3 million meals.

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    Let’s turn good intentions into good deeds. To identify and plan the right volunteer opportunities for your event, we put you in contact with key partners for assistance.



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