SNAP Update

SNAP Update

Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive their February food benefits early due to the federal government shutdown. This change will affect all SNAP recipients in Virginia scheduled to receive benefits during the first week of February, regardless of case number or usual issuance date. The early issuance will ...

Plan to Serve on MLK Day!

Plan to Serve on MLK Day!

Make 2019 a year to focus on service! Kick off the new year by planning to serve on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 21st. What kind of projects are available across Virginia? For a complete list of projects, visit MLK.gov or contact your local volunteer center. Here's a few volunteer projects to get you started:  ...

Volunteer for Richmond Habitat

Volunteer for Richmond Habitat

Richmond Habitat and ReStore is in great need of volunteer help at both of their ReStores and all three of their construction sites. All Habitat construction shifts are 8am-3pm. Also, now that the Chesterfield ReStore is open on Sundays, volunteers are needed 6 out of 7 days a week. No prior skills or knowledge is necessary to participate and all tools ...

VISTA Leader Position Open

VISTA Leader Position Open

The Virginia Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Office in the Virginia Department of Social Services is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA leader. The CSBG Office is dedicated to helping individuals and families move from poverty to self-sufficiency.  This mission is fully aligned with the anti-poverty mission of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, whic ...

Stories of Service: Haden Parrish

Stories of Service: Haden Parrish

Meet Haden Parrish, Virginia's AmeriCorps Brand Ambassador for December 2018! Haden, who is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member with the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC) program, says his own high school experiences influenced his decision to join AmeriCorps. "When I graduated high school I was able to attend the University of Virginia and ...

Register for Volunteerism Conference!

Register for Volunteerism Conference!

Early Bird Registration for the annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in Richmond, May 7-8, 2019 is now open! Don't miss this jam-packed, two-day event  featuring a diverse array of instructional workshops, networking events and opportunities for service. Presented by the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services an ...

Fall Fun in Carroll County

Fall Fun in Carroll County

This fall, Carroll County Public Schools Lift Up AmeriCorps members have been busy with several exciting interactive activities for their students. In October, 27 AmeriCorps members partnered with the ESL staff of Carroll County Public Schools to host the annual Multi-Cultural Festival attended by more than 200 students and their families. Members ...

Apply to join AmeriCorps NCCC

Apply to join AmeriCorps NCCC

AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, residential, team-based program for young adults, age 18-24 (with no upper age limit to serve as a team leader). Members develop leadership skills and strengthen communities by completing service projects and gaining life experience. Teams, comprised of 8-10 members, complete multiple projects that address essent ...

Honor Our Veterans this Weekend

Honor Our Veterans this Weekend

With Veterans Day approaching this weekend, it can be difficult to know how you can contribute and give back to our nation's wounded warriors. Military.com has compiled a list of organizations focused on everything from veterans assistance to more targeted organizations. Additionally, check out the following resources: VA Voluntary Service 11 W ...

MLK Day Mini Grants

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.  ...

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