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Pearl Harbor & Birth of Service

Pearl Harbor & Birth of Service

  Lessons of the past are fuel for our future. This week, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a tragedy for the United States Navy and all Americans.  Yet, from tragedy, America sprinted into action and the true power of public service and volunteerism was revitalized and change ...

Fairfax Volunteer Awards Nominations

Fairfax Volunteer Awards Nominations

Nominations open January 2 for the 25th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Volunteer Fairfax, Chairman Sharon Bulova and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proudly present the 2017 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards on Friday, April 21. The community is invited to submit nomi ...

Annual Fairfax Give Together in January

Annual Fairfax Give Together in January

Save the Date! The 8th Annual Give Together in Fairfax in January 16, 2017! Families with school-age children are invited to give together on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, on Monday, January 16. Give Together is a family volunteer event with service projects specially designed ...

NCCC Team Impacts Southwest Virginia

NCCC Team Impacts Southwest Virginia

For three years, the Flag Rock Recreation Area had hoped to get a hard working AmeriCorps NCCC team to come and work on the planned 1.4 mile Magnolia Trail. A few weeks ago, they got their wish when a team of nine NCCC members was recently deployed to their site for three and a half weeks. The team ...

Virginia Shines in Volunteerism Report

Virginia Shines in Volunteerism Report

Virginia ranks 3rd in the U.S. for number of hours volunteered per resident in the U.S.last year! The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America report released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), revealed that more than 30 percent of Virginians volunteer contributing mo ...

Is AmeriCorps Right for Your Organization?

Is AmeriCorps Right for Your Organization?

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps formula funding cycle. View information about this funding opportunity now. Applications for funding are due by 11:59 p.m., February 1, 2017. Si ...

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