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Nominate an Outstanding Educator

Nominate an Outstanding Educator

The Virginia Department of Education is seeking nominations for the Mary Peake Award for Excellence in Education Equity. The new award program — named in honor of a pioneering 19th-century African American educator — recognizes individuals and organizations making significant contributions to th ...

COVID-19: How to Donate Items

COVID-19: How to Donate Items

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) has begun accepting donations and have developed a process for accepting requests.  In an effort to prevent confusion and duplication, Stacie Neal will be the primary contact for the Private Sector and they can email her at stacie.neal@vdem ...

Helpful Resources During Pandemic

Helpful Resources During Pandemic

As Virginia faces the next few weeks or months dealing with the current COVID-19 health crisis, we would like to offer some helpful resources for our communities. In addition to opportunities of how you can safely serve during this time, there are also important resources listed below. This list wil ...

National Service Awards

National Service Awards

Your organization has a secret weapon! The individuals currently and formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps are making a real impact. Whether it's the AmeriCorps member tutoring elementary school students with their reading skills ...

Conference Scholarships Available!

Conference Scholarships Available!

The Virginia Service Foundation is offering a limited number of Scholarships for the 2020 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference. The scholarships awarded would be for up to $100, and could cover part of the registration expense or hotel cost, whichever the recipient prefers. This can either b ...

Welcome Analise Adams

Welcome Analise Adams

Analise has joined the Virginia Office on Volunteerism (OVCS) team as an AmeriCorps Program Officer. She comes to OVCS from Shalom Farms, a Richmond area nonprofit that focuses on increasing access to healthy food. Through her work to cultivate healthier communities, she led programs designed t ...

AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

What could AmeriCorps do for your organization? Apply for 2020-21 AmeriCorps Formula Funding and find out! Since 1994, 1+ million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the o ...

UVa Selected for VISTA Partnership

UVa Selected for VISTA Partnership

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced that the University of Virginia is one of eight colleges and universities selected for a new AmeriCorps VISTA partnership designed to encourage participation in national service opportunities. The other schools selected for this ...

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