Summer Meals Program

Summer Meals Program

With the school year ending, many kids face hunger this summer. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. More than 200 million free meals will be provided to children 18 years and under at Summer Food Service sites across the U.S. Two ways your organization can ...

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 2017 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference on May 16, 2017. The first annual Virginia National Service Awards honored five amazing individuals who were nominated by their organization's program directors/sponsor ...

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available

The Virginia Housing Alliance is looking for a number of individuals to serve in AmeriCorps VISTA positions across the Commonwealth. AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nati ...

Carroll Co. Earth Day Celebration

Carroll Co. Earth Day Celebration

Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps program enlisted the help of 300 plus student volunteers in grades 5 through 8 to create Earth Day inspirational grocery bags to be placed in 7 locally owned stores to spread the word about ways to save the earth's resources. See photos from this project. ...

Carroll Co. Hosts Health Event

Carroll Co. Hosts Health Event

The Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps Tutoring Program partnered with the CAVS after-school remediation program for 60 plus students to sponsor an after-school event that showcased exercise, nutrition, and other healthy habits. Nine recruited volunteers provided sessions on strength-building exercises, Taekwondo, and refit movement to music. The eve ...

Housing Conference Proposals Needed

Housing Conference Proposals Needed

The Governor's 2017 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference in Norfolk, November 15-17, has issued a Call for Proposals. This year's housing conference's theme is "Fostering Inclusive Communities." Inclusion means the action of including or being included, being connected and involved. Fostering inclusion encompasses our civic responsibility to address ...

First Lady Kicks Off Volunteer Week

First Lady Kicks Off Volunteer Week

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe honored National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, by visiting Westover Hills Elementary in Richmond. The First Lady observed AmeriCorps members Anne Forrester and Juhi Hobson who are currently serving with The Literacy Lab program at the school. Literacy Lab members provide innovative reading interventions in grades K-3. The pr ...

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Terry McAuliffe  announced  recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards on April 20th during an awards ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual and organization volunteers make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am proud and honored ...

Students to Benefit from Summit

Students to Benefit from Summit

The Office of Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) AmeriCorps team, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, hosted the first national service Education Summit event in March.  This opportunity was possible through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Commission Investment Funds for training and technical a ...

AmeriCorps NCCC Applications

AmeriCorps NCCC Applications

AmeriCorps NCCC’s Application Season for the Fall of 2017 (August 21st  – October 16th ) is OPEN! Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages teams of members in projects in communities across the United States. Service projects, which typically last from six to eight weeks, address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improveme ...

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