National Service Members Honored

National Service Members Honored

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 nominated by their organization's program directors/spons ...

Stories of Service: Cassy Caswell

Stories of Service: Cassy Caswell

As Virginia's AmeriCorps Ambassador for May 2018, Cassy is excited to share her story and show what it is like to serve as an AmeriCorps member. Cassy, an AmeriCorps member with Goodskills Literacy Corps, says all her life she has always loved helping other people, so when she was given the chance to serve for AmeriCorps, she jumped at it as ...

Life After AmeriCorps Session

Life After AmeriCorps Session

Attention National Service members and Alums! The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services will present a special session detailing how to leverage your National Service experience and prepare for what's next. "Life After AmeriCorps" is open to anyone who'd like to learn more about how to take their AmeriCorps experience and fin ...

Apply for AmeriCorps NCCC Team!

Apply for AmeriCorps NCCC Team!

AmeriCorps NCCC’s application season for the Fall 2018 (August 21–October 15) is open! Concept forms are due May 1! Every organization has a list of things they wish they could accomplish if only they had the extra dedicated manpower. Good news . . . NCCC might be able to help! Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages its teams in communi ...

College Decision Day 2018

College Decision Day 2018

Virginia College Advising Corps AmeriCorps members celebrated thousands of decisions for a brighter future with Virginia high school students events across the Commonwealth around May 1st. Each year,  the AmeriCorps college advisers plan and host Decision Day events at their high school sites to recognize the hard work of students w ...

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

Don't forget to thank and recognize your volunteers this month!  National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, powered by Points of Light, is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities. The theme for National Volunt ...

AmeriCorps Members: Fire Masters

AmeriCorps Members: Fire Masters

Virginia State Parks - DCR AmeriCorps member Samantha Dillon reports on a dramatic and worthwhile project performed by her team this month. "Earlier this month, our crew got to participate in our very first burn at South Quay Sandhills in Suffolk. It was an inter-agency burn, so not only did we get to work with the Pocahontas State Park AmeriCorps crew ...

2018 Volunteerism Award Winners

2018 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Ralph Northam announced the recipients of the 2018 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards during a special ceremony held at the Executive Mansion on April 10, 2018. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual volunteers and organizations make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am pleased to ann ...

Backpack Buddies Needs You!

Backpack Buddies Needs You!

The Backpack Buddies project led by the Dan River Year AmeriCorps Program and God's Storehouse was created to help the Malcom Huckabee Backpacks Program reach more children in need of weekend and school break meals. With help from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant, they hope to fill at least 100 backpacks to help hungry students in&nbs ...

Power of Good 2018

Power of Good 2018

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2018), HandsOn Greater Richmond is launching the 5th Power of Good Celebration, a collaboration between HandsOn and The Spark Mill. Simply submit the name of a volunteer powering good and The Power of Good will shower them with love.  Submit, in 20 words or less, who you ...

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