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Video Contest Winners!

Video Contest Winners!

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Virginia Volunteerism Conference Video Contest. Participants submitted videos to this competition finishing the statement "I love volunteering because . . . " Each winner received a Visa Gift C ...

2019 Volunteerism Award Winners

2019 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Ralph Northam recognized the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards during a special ceremony held at the Executive Mansion yesterday evening. The annual awards program spotlights the outstanding efforts that individual volunteers and organizations con ...

Local Leaders Honor National Service

Local Leaders Honor National Service

Virginia's local leaders and elected officials honored and celebrated AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members on April 2, National Service Recognition Day. In Richmond, Mayor Levar Stoney created a special video message and Chesterfield County Deputy Administrator Bill Dupler welcomed nearly 100 Am ...

Volunteer Week is Here!

Volunteer Week is Here!

Take time to celebrate your volunteers April 7-13, National Volunteer Week. This is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. Today, as people s ...

NCCC Teams in Virginia

NCCC Teams in Virginia

This February and March, AmeriCorps NCCC teams will be deployed to four separate areas in Virginia from the AmeriCorps Southern Regional Campus in Vicksburg, MS. Projects in Abingdon, Lynchburg, and Suffolk are new to Virginia with one returning project in Harrisonburg.  In Abingdon, members ...

AmeriCorps Week 2019

AmeriCorps Week 2019

AmeriCorps Week 2019 (March 10-16, 2019) is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations, to the members who have pledged to “Get Things Done” since the program’s inception in 1994. ...

SNAP Update

SNAP Update

Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive their February food benefits early due to the federal government shutdown. This change will affect all SNAP recipients in Virginia scheduled to receive benefits during the first week of February, regardless of case ...

Plan to Serve on MLK Day!

Plan to Serve on MLK Day!

Make 2019 a year to focus on service! Kick off the new year by planning to serve on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 21st. What kind of projects are available across Virginia? For a complete list of projects, visit MLK.gov or contact your local volunteer center. Her ...

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