AmeriCorps State programs operate through the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services. Additional AmeriCorps funding is available through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is distributed directly to state, multi-state, and national organizations through a competitive grants process. For AmeriCorps State, OVCS accepts applications from:
- Faith-based organizations
- Community organizations
- Higher education institutions
- Public agencies
Grants assist these groups in recruiting, training and placing members to meet critical community needs in education, economic opportunity, veteran and military family services, health, the environment, and disaster services across Virginia.
Local programs design service activities for their team of members serving full- or part-time for one year or during the summer. Sample activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, assisting crime victims, building homes, and restoring parks. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of their organizations. For more information on National Service in Virginia, contact AmeriCorpsInfo@dss.virginia.gov.