Miss Volunteer Service International, Inc
371 Johnston Ave
Estill SC 29918
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address 371 Johnston Ave
Estill, SC 29918
Telephone (803) 842-9842
E-mail MVSIorg@gmail.com
Projected Annual Revenue $15,480.00 (2017)
Mission Statement The mission of Miss Volunteer Service International is to boost civic engagement and volunteerism in youth aged 9-25 around the globe. Our innovative approach assists young people in identifying opportunities to turn their interests and passions into service missions to benefit the world. They can then compete (either on stage in the US or virtually via the internet) on the basis of hours worked, ability to speak publicly and move others to action about their chosen mission and engagement on social media. We serve young people world wide, and the service of our participants has already impacted people of all ages all over the world.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Georgiana Nedelcu
Board Chair Mrs. Georgiana Nedelcu
Board Chair Company Affiliation Universal Fine Art Conservation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2016
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission The mission of Miss Volunteer Service International is to boost civic engagement and volunteerism in youth aged 9-25 around the globe. Our innovative approach assists young people in identifying opportunities to turn their interests and passions into service missions to benefit the world. They can then compete (either on stage in the US or virtually via the internet) on the basis of hours worked, ability to speak publicly and move others to action about their chosen mission and engagement on social media. We serve young people world wide, and the service of our participants has already impacted people of all ages all over the world.
Background

Miss Volunteer Service International is a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code founded in 2016.

This organization began out of a need we observed to build youth participation in meaningful and educational volunteer service. According to our research 41% of youth are already engaged in some sort of volunteer service but usually for short term projects like walk-a-thons or single day events. We believe we can build upon those numbers by promoting the benefits of long term, documented, personalized service projects to young people and their parents.

Mrs. Georgiana Nedelcu is our Founder and Director of Development. She is responsible for recruitment of youth participants, recruitment of adult volunteers, developing our competitive platform and refining elements of the on stage competition, cultivating individual donors, corporate giving, and relationship building. She is the public face of this organization.

Mrs. Heather Bruemmer is our Director of Administration. She was recruited by Mrs. Nedelcu to handle day to day business operations, maintain our website and social media accounts, build organizational capacity, prioritize and direct volunteer staffing, resource allocation and organizational objectives.

Impact
So far our first participants have been demonstrating increased civic engagement and are exhibiting an enhanced capacity to seek out new avenues for service related to their individual missions. We have seen that even a few girls are making a tangible impact in their own communities and across the world. We are having success getting media attention for the unique and meaningful projects being implemented by our youth. In order for this work to expand and continue, we need additional funding so that program costs are not exclusively born by our participants. This limits our outreach only to young people of means.
 
Our goals are to expand our board, recruit 20 participants for our first on stage competition in August 2017 on Hilton Head, and raise at least $20,000 in program funds. Long term we hope to se revenue of $80,000 a year so that costs do not have to exclusively be born by our volunteers and participants. 
 
 
 
Needs Our five most pressing needs are start up funds, capacity building assistance in learning how to effectively manage a growing nonprofit and PR Skills, assistance with recruiting youth participants, recruiting volunteers, and finding the right theater/stage venue for our August 2017 competition.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

We would like to share a story with you...

Imagine a Beaufort, S.C. student is hard at work on a report for her Model UN club. While studying Africa she comes across a report that many girls drop out of school when they reach puberty due to a lack of hygiene supplies. It makes her sad and angry, but what can one girl do?

It turns out that one girl, with the right support, can do quite a lot.

Miss Volunteer Service International helped her to develop and refine her mission: Fighting for Gender Equality. As a Miss Volunteer Service International “Queen” she was able to attend events and make appearances to raise awareness (and funds) for her cause that 11 year old girls would not otherwise have the opportunity to do. This is empowerment.

We helped to connect her with other organizations that shared her vision, including Days for Girls International and the Hope For Life Community Mission in Uganda. The Result – One 11 year old girl in the US was able to raise awareness at many events and appearances. She developed critical thinking, networking and public speaking skills by speaking for churches, schools, and community groups about her mission. This is leadership.
 
She raised a little over $300 that went directly to seamstresses trained by Days for Girls in Uganda. The work helped women participate in the economy and those seamstresses created enough kits to provide three years’ worth of sustainable hygiene to an entire high school (Kayunga Light College in Ntenjeru, Uganda). At 180 days of school saved for each girl, Days for Girls estimated that this gift was the equivalent of 9000 days of school or work saved by the receipt of these kits.

Full of pride in her accomplishment, and thrilled by the personal message of thanks sent by the Ugandan girls, our Queen is energized by her success and dedicated to further work for her important cause. She has taken initiative to develop a fundraising event at her school and is well on her way to having enough hours of volunteer service this year to earn a Gold level President’s Volunteer Service Award. This is commitment.

The level of commitment of all Miss Volunteer Service International Queens is measured each year at the Miss Volunteer Service International Competition. Our on-stage, international competition may remind you of a beauty pageant or theatrical production in its format and entertainment value. That's where the comparison ends. Our Queens are judged (and learn to evaluate themselves) according to their involvement, commitment, competence, and ability to communicate.

Mission Accomplished!

Board Chair Statement We have all the challenges of a new organization and we are working hard to learn, expand, and build our capacity to offer a great program to the youth we serve.
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Colleton County
Hampton County
Jasper County
We are based out of Estill, SC although most of our participants currently volunteer in the Beaufort County area. While based in the Lowcountry we welcome participants from all over the country and international participants can compete online. We feel that the geographic location of our youth participants has little meaning because often their service projects impact people far outside their local communities.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Georgiana Nedelcu
Company Affiliation Universal Fine Art Conservation
Term Aug 2016 to Aug 2020
Email redoctober@embarqmail.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Heather Bruemmer Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 0%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 1975%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Mrs. Georgiana Nedelcu
Experience Degic Former Professional Model, Emu Farmer, Ballroom Dance Instructor, Wildlife Conservationist, these are just a few of the job titles that our director has had over the years. She also served in the United States Air Force with the 74th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron during Operation Desert Storm.

​Although she currently works as an Art Conservator with Universal Fine Art Conservation (www.ArtRestore.net), but her passion is Equine Rescue, and educating others about Equine nutrition. She became inspired to launch a new kind of competition after watching the daughters of a friend compete and work in a pageant system that she felt gave little back to girls and women it purported to serve.
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Mrs. Heather Bruemmer
Term Start Aug 2016
Email MVSIorg@gmail.com
Experience PoliMrs. Bruemmer is a published author and homeschooling mother of 6. She was a 4-H leader, has been a board member of the Lowcountry Hoeschool Association for many years, a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the SC family court, and works professionally for Glass Slipper Concierge as a certified accessible travel advocate.

For years as a homeschooling parent, she sought enriching activities for her children which would provide certain types of skill development - public speaking, social decorum, interpersonal communication, critical thinking, etc. It was also important to her that her children be involved in volunteering and community service from a young age and she sought to create opportunities for service learning for them. Her daughters dabbled in the beauty pageant scene, but although the girls enjoyed the attention and glamour of competition, Mrs. Bruemmer was troubled by what she viewed as an unhealthy and outdated focus on physical attractiveness over other more important qualities.

After a bad pageant experience, Mrs. Bruemmer and her friend and fellow homeschooler, Georgiana Nedelcu, decided that they wanted to reinvent the wheel and create an onstage competition with elements from pageantry that focused solely on volunteer service. They created a framework to recruit youth contestants (male and female) help them to identify their interests and pair them with a service mission, and create a portfolio of experiences which could be used not only for the competition, but for college admissions and resume building. Together they founded Miss Volunteer Service International in August 2016.
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 10
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Aug 2016
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Diversity Policy Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Collaborations
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Programs
Description The mission of Miss Volunteer Service International is to boost civic engagement and volunteerism in youth aged 9-25 around the globe. Our innovative approach assists young people in identifying opportunities to turn their interests and passions into service missions to benefit the world.

Most participants will compete live on stage on August 8, 2017 in Hilton Head Island, SC on the basis of hours worked, ability to speak publicly and move others to action about their chosen mission and engagement on social media.

International participants have the option to compete 100% online. Our program serves young people world wide, and the service of our participants has already impacted people of all ages all over the world.
Budget 20000
Short Term Success Our first group of participants are showing great enthusiasm and making important contributions of service to their communities.
Long Term Success As a new start-up we have not yet measured long term success.
Program Success Monitored BY Each participant provides a portfolio of service experiences and has certain obligations to share their service activities on social media.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $15,480.00
Projected Expenses $14,800.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage (if selected) 96
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Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Aug 2017
Comments
Foundation Comments Miss Volunteer Service International is a new nonprofit organization. No financial information is available at this time. Once the organization has completed its' first year of service, their information will be uploaded. Please contact Miss Volunteer Service International if you have any questions.
Nonprofit Miss Volunteer Service International, Inc
Address 371 Johnston Ave
Estill, SC 29918
Primary Phone (803) 842-9842
Contact Email MVSIorg@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Georgiana Nedelcu
Board Chair Mrs. Georgiana Nedelcu
Board Chair Company Affiliation Universal Fine Art Conservation
Year of Incorporation 2016