About Us

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS), within the Virginia Department of Social Services, is the lead agency for volunteerism and service for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We believe volunteers build strong communities and have a lasting impact on the areas they serve.

In addition to managing Virginia's AmeriCorps State programs, our team provides assistance and resources for organizations and individuals involved in bettering their communities through service and volunteerism.



OVCS is guided by the Governor's Avisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, appointed by the Governor of Virginia.

In addition to volunteerism and National Service, our team oversees grants for Community Action Agencies and manages the Faith-Based and Community Initiative and the Neighborhood Assistance Program.