MLK Day Mini Grants

The Virginia Service Foundation will award mini grants for service projects planned for the 2019 MLK Day of Service holiday. These funds can be used for supplies, planning, and support of projects. The deadline to apply is December 7, 2018. Apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HDJCRFN. 

MLK Grants Deadline Soon

Youth Service America is accepting applications for the 2019 MLK Day of Service Grants to activate youth volunteers on MLK Day of Service weekend. Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, these grants offer youth development organizations, community-based organizations, and schools/school dist ...

Changes to OnCorps GPR Narrative Section

CNCS has updated the Narrative Section for reporting in the 2017-18 program year. In the 2017-2018 GPR, the new narratives are displayed at the top of the page. If you need to submit the prior/older narratives for any reason, we’ve included those below the new ones. Our assumption is that new set ...

Check Out this Great Video!

The Virginia College Advising Corps AmeriCorps program has recently released a wonderful new video. The video explains the important role the program is playing in opening up brighter futures for Virginia students! This is a great example of an effective tool to tell your story and garner more ...

NCCC Team Honored

AmeriCorps NCCC Traditional Corps Team River 3 member were recently recognized for their service to the City of Norton at a recent City Council meeting! Members posed with Mayor William Mays and other council members. The team has served for several deployments creating a trail system to boost the e ...

New My Americorps Member Process

On May 30th AmeriCorps State and National issued guidance on entering service opportunities in the MyAmeriCorps Portal and changes in the member enrollment process. CNCS has released a presentation that provides detailed information on the new enrollment process. Download the presentation at h ...

OnCorps Copy Program Records Tutorial

OnCorps has entirely redesigned the annual "copy program records" process, and the new tool will permit Programs (as well as Staff) to manage this task. The new form will allow PD's to re-assign returning members and supervisors to new service sites, if needed, allowing for much better mem ...

Meet Osman Ali

Osman Ali has joined the Virginia College Advising Corps team in the new role of Program Coordinator.  Osman brings a robust, demonstrated commitment to public service, specifically addressing issues of equity and access.  He will run the College Advising Corps' college adviser recruitment ...

National Service Award Winners

Senior Corps and AmeriCorps members serving in Virginia who have performed outstanding service to their communities were honored at the 2018 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference on May 21, 2018. The second annual Virginia National Service Awards honored seven amazing individuals who were nom ...

Free Tax Prep Resource

Download and share this handy flier detailing how to take advantage of the EITC program. If  your members' or clients' household income was $66,000 or less in 2017, they are eligible to have their taxes prepared for free. Download flier.

Targeted AmeriCorps Funding

The Virginia Service Commission has released a special targeted AmeriCorps Request for Applications focusing exclusively on activities related to the following: Reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid use; Child wellness related to reducing or preventing child abuse, improving ...

Conference Scholarships

The Virginia Service Foundation is offering a limited number of Scholarships for the 2018 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 ...

Service Year Webinar

Service Year Alliance will host a "Benefits of Hosting with Service Year Alliance" webinar, Wednesday, February 28th at 1pm EST. Service Year will be walking through all the current and future benefits of hosting and being a member with Service Year Alliance. Service Year Alliance has many current o ...

Tax Info to Know & Share

Many of your clients and members may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits, but they must file a tax return in order to claim the credits.  Clients who worked in 2017, and earned less than $54,000 may be able to have their tax returns completed for FREE by an ...

Upcoming Facilitation Training

Attention Southwest Virginia programs! Don't miss "Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills," March 13-14, in Galax. Learn how to overcome frustrating group meetings and discover how to build a discussion process that leads to productive conversations and decision-making. "Organizations and community ...

2018 National Service Awards

The deadline to nominate an outstanding National Service member, volunteer, or alum has been extended to Friday, February 23, 2018, 5pm EST!! Does your organization have a secret weapon? If you have individuals currently and/or formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, ...

Resources for Education Programs

Check out a special recording of "Leveraging National Service Resources to Support Education" presented by Heather Rieman, Senior Education Advisor at CNCS. Heather has some helpful suggestions and insights, especially as it relates to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  You can watch the r ...

Recordings of Trainings

OnCorps has developed a great collection of recordings available to augment tutorials currently found within the OnCorps Help Menu. These are both 2+ hour trainings which are very comprehensive For Program Directors: "Part 1" training covers timesheet setup, member management and record creat ...

Special AmeriCorps NOFO

The Corporation for National and Community Service announces a special AmeriCorps NOFO for eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. AmeriCorps members will be engaged in community serv ...

Funding Opportunity

#LeadASAP Tapestry Collection Spark the Arts grants of $500 will be awarded to up to 10 youth, schools, youth development/afterschool programs, and community-based organizations in the Richmond, Virginia area to support youth-led projects that activate volunteers ages 12-25. Projects will take place ...

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