Local Leaders Honor National Service

Local Leaders Honor National Service

Virginia's local leaders and elected officials honored and celebrated AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members on April 2, National Service Recognition Day. In Richmond, Mayor Levar Stoney created a special video message and Chesterfield County Deputy Administrator Bill Dupler welcomed nearly 100 AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps members a ...

NCCC Teams in Virginia

NCCC Teams in Virginia

This February and March, AmeriCorps NCCC teams will be deployed to four separate areas in Virginia from the AmeriCorps Southern Regional Campus in Vicksburg, MS. Projects in Abingdon, Lynchburg, and Suffolk are new to Virginia with one returning project in Harrisonburg.  In Abingdon, members will help with the Critical Home Repair Program ...

AmeriCorps Week 2019

AmeriCorps Week 2019

AmeriCorps Week 2019 (March 10-16, 2019) is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations, to the members who have pledged to “Get Things Done” since the program’s inception in 1994. The weeklong celebration also honors the contributions and sup ...

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 ...

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 ...

AmeriCorps Info Calls Coming Soon

AmeriCorps Info Calls Coming Soon

Could your organization use the power of AmeriCorps to make an even greater impact on your community? AmeriCorps grants assist groups in recruiting, training, and placing individuals to address critical needs in areas like poverty, education, environmental conservation, and veterans services. All across the Commonwealth, AmeriCorps engages hundreds ...

Members Take Oath of Service

Members Take Oath of Service

Virginia's AmeriCorps members kicked off their formal year of service with a two-day training event and opening day ceremony September 27-28, at the Virginia Crossings Hotel in Richmond. The "Stand Down for Safety and Wellness" training featured experts in the fields of safety, preparedness and wellness. Members attended workshops on topics like CPR Tr ...

2018-19 AmeriCorps Programs in Virginia

2018-19 AmeriCorps Programs in Virginia

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced $9,807,162 million in FY18 funding for Virginia National Service programs.  These federal funds will ensure 1,448 AmeriCorps members can continue to volunteer their service to communities across the Commonwealth through nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and faith-based gro ...

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