Upcoming OnCorps Training

Upcoming OnCorps Training

OnCorps has the following upcoming trainings scheduled for program personnel and Service Commission staff. New Program Director and State Commission Staff Trainings will include: New Program Director/Staff Training Part I: Program Set Up and Timesheets Wed, December 13 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM EST For new Program Directors (& Commission staff invo ...

Virginia VOAD Across the U.S.

Virginia VOAD Across the U.S.

This past devastating hurricane season brought out the best in many members of Virginia VOAD.  VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is a group of voluntary and non-governmental agencies that collaborate during responses to disaster. In the past, members of state VOADs mostly responded to in-state disaster declarations. The dynamics ...

Adolescent Opioid Research

Adolescent Opioid Research

The Opioid Epidemic: A Focus on Adolescents in the October issue of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services e-newsletter details recent data on opioid use among adolescents, as well as a great list of resources available to organizations. The opioid epidemic affects individuals and communities across the United States in a variety of ways. Opioids ...

AmeriCorps in Holiday Parade

AmeriCorps in Holiday Parade

The Carroll County Public Schools Lift Up AmeriCorps program was on full display at the Floyd County community’s annual holiday parade on November 26th. Community members got a chance to see the AmeriCorps members serving in their community schools during the event. Members waved from a float adorned with a giant AmeriCorps banner, signs, and members w ...

MLK Day Mini Grants

MLK Day Mini Grants

Planning a service project for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service on January 15th but need funds to help with supplies, tools, etc.? The Virginia Service Foundation has announced MLK Day Mini Grants of up to $250 to help with the costs incurred of planning service projects. The nomination process is open from November 16-December 15, 2017. App ...

MLK Day Grants Available

MLK Day Grants Available

Want to plan a service project for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service on January 15th but don't know how to start? The Virginia Service Foundation has announced MLK Day Mini Grants to help with the costs incurred of planning service projects. The Foundation has announced grants of up to $250 to help with supplies, tools, etc. The nomination pr ...

REMINDER: Competitive RFA Call

REMINDER: Competitive RFA Call

An optional Pre-Application Conference and Technical Assistance Call will be offered November 17, 2017, 1pm-3pm, for potential applicants.  Please call the following conference call line telephone number:  1-866-842-5779 (Conference Code:  8047267911) Other Important Dates to Remember: December 4, 2017 – FIRST MANDATORY SUBMISSION: ...

Call for Workshop Proposals

Call for Workshop Proposals

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is seeking Workshop Proposals for the 2018 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference, May 21-22, 2018, in Richmond. We are looking for a cadre of workshop presenters who can share their expertise with our conference guests and engage them in active learning. We encourage you to submit your w ...

Healthcare Open Enrollment

Healthcare Open Enrollment

Open enrollment starts November 1, and ends December 15, 2017 for Individual Health Insurance. If you are currently enrolled in health insurance through the marketplace, you will be auto-enrolled in the same or a similar plan unless you select a plan by December 15. Several health insurers have made changes for 2017 that may affect you. If your in ...

VA AmeriCorps Alum Honored

VA AmeriCorps Alum Honored

Virginia's Elsa Vasquez-Flores of Alexandria has been named the 2017 AmeriCorps Alums Eli Segal Leadership Award winner!  The award is named inhonor of Eli Segal – known as the “father of AmeriCorps” and the first CEO of Corporation for National and Community Service. The award recognizes emerging leaders who demonstrate strong collaboration and l ...

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