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As of summer 2014, our Remember-Serve-Learn grant wrapped up. Thank you to everyone who participated in this program!


What is Remember-Serve-Learn?

  • Remember-Serve-Learn (RSL) is an effort to promote the National Day of Service on September 11 and the Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance on April 16. To honor these dates, we mobilize volunteers to pledge and serve 20 hours in the areas of emergency assistance or working with at-risk youth.
  • RSL is a way for Virginia Tech and surrounding communities to honor individuals affected by these tragedies by making a positive impact in our communities. Through this initiative, we seek to expand volunteer service from one-day commitments on these anniversaries to a “one-year” commitment between 9/11 and 4/16.
  • Our goal is that after volunteers complete their 20 hours of service, their relationship with their organization will remain strong and volunteers will continue to serve.
  • RSL is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency. We are one of seven grantees to receive a September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance award.

American Red Cross
Big Brother Big Sister of Southwest Virginia
Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia
Coalition for Refugee Resettlement (NRV Chapter)
Crisis Response Team
Feeding America of Southwest Virginia
Micah’s Backpack Community Evolution
West End Center for Youth, Roanoke

RSVP- Northern Virginia
VEST (Volunteer Emergency Support Team)
Volunteer Alexandria
Volunteer Arlington
Volunteer Alexandria

VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads

Student-Led Crisis Response Team

The Crisis Response Team is a student program that trains members in disaster relief and assistance. Sponsored by RSL, the YMCA, and the American Red Cross, members are trained in disaster relief and the post-disaster rebuilding to assist communities in need. Our members are certified through the American Red Cross in disaster relief and CPR.

Online Resources for Nonprofits

We’ve compiled resources to assist nonprofits in developing effective strategies for recruiting and managing volunteers, leveraging social media to promote their cause, and more.

In 2012, our first year of RSL, we had 155 volunteers pledge more than 32,000 hours of service with 12 community partners.