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Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month during September is an opportunity for us to shine a light on efforts to eradicate social and economic inequality. "Hunger stands out as a uniquely solvable problem," states Duke Storen, Commission of the Virginia Department of Social Services.  "The resources we need are av ...

9/11 is Opportunity to Give Back

9/11 is Opportunity to Give Back

Virginia residents will join in patriotic acts of service to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Volunteers will all across the Commonwealth will join hundreds of thousands of citizens across the country in this American traditi ...

Volunteer Leaders Needed!

Volunteer Leaders Needed!

Want to develop your leadership skills and get more people involved in building your community? Become a HandsOn RVA Volunteer Leader! Leaders are a volunteer team's host for the event. They work with a project for one year and set the tone, introduce volunteers to HandsOn and the nonprofit partner, ...

Could You Use the Help of NCCC?

Could You Use the Help of NCCC?

Does your organization have a project that could use the energy and might of an AmeriCorps NCCC team? NCCC engages teams of members in short-term (6-8 weeks) projects addressing critical needs relating to: Environmental Stewardship, Urban and Rural Development, Energy Conservation, In ...

Become an AmeriCorps Program!

Become an AmeriCorps Program!

The Virginia Service Commission would love to tell you how AmeriCorps can expand the reach of your programs and this is the perfect time of year for those discussions. Our next full application process will begin in November for AmeriCorps programs that would start in September 2020. We wi ...

September is for Service!

September is for Service!

Several national and regional service initiatives are taking place throughout September offering multiple volunteer opportunities for you to serve your community.    Day to Serve (Sept. 11-Oct. 10) is a multi-state effort that transcends politics and religious differences by un ...

September is Preparedness Month

September is Preparedness Month

The theme for National Preparedness Month is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. The campaign will feature PSAs and multimedia products around four weekly themes: Week 1: Sept 1-7 Save Early for Disaster Costs Week 2: Sept 8-14 Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters Week 3: Sept 1 ...

Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff

Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) is excited to announced two new staff members to the AmeriCorps team.   Shannon Girouard Shannon recently joined OVCS as Fiscal Officer for the AmeriCorps team. Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in government from the Co ...

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