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 ...

Serving for MLK Day

Serving for MLK Day

On Monday, January 15, hundreds of organizations across Virginia, including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs, will participate in the nation's largest day of civic engagement, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. With an emphasis on creating opportunity for all, Americans of all ages and backgrounds in all 50 states will r ...

VISTA Positions Available

VISTA Positions Available

Two positions are available for AmeriCorps VISTAs at the Capital Region Collaborative. The mission of the Collaborative is to bring together local government, business & community stakeholders to achieve a shared vision for the Richmond Region. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2017. Opportunity Youth VISTA: Are you passionate about ...

AmeriCorps General Info Session

AmeriCorps General Info Session

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) offers regularly-scheduled informational conference calls for the general public to learn more about AmeriCorps and the RFP process in Virginia. The next call October 17th from 1-3pm EST, will be geared primarily to organizations that are new to national service, but it will also provide ...

NCCC Concept Papers Due

NCCC Concept Papers Due

AmeriCorps NCCC’s Application Season January 5, 2018, 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 improvement, environmental stewardship and c ...

NCCC Teams in Virginia

NCCC Teams in Virginia

Virginia has been thrilled to welcome AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) teams to the cities of Norton and Richmond to tackle large-scale outdoor improvement projects! The City of Norton utilized their NCCC team recently to work on the completion of the remaining 1.4 miles of a trail that is part of a larger mountain biking/hiking trai ...

Day to Serve & 9/11 Events

Day to Serve & 9/11 Events

This past weekend marked the beginning of, not only the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, but also the Day to Serve multi-state initiative (Sept. 9-Oct. 10). Organizations, including Virginia’s AmeriCorps programs, kicked off the month-long service event by hosting and participating in projects from food pantry collections to park cleanups. In Arlin ...

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

The Corporation for National and Community Service understands that many of us want to help the residents of Texas experiencing Hurricane Harvey right now. They've provided some reminders about what to do when disaster strikes that they encourage you to take to heart and share with friends and relatives. Do not self-deploy as a volunteer to a dis ...

NC AmeriCorps Hosts VA Team

NC AmeriCorps Hosts VA Team

Virginia AmeriCorps Program Officers Joy Wade and Roxanne Saunders traveled to Raleigh, NC, July 1-2, to attend and present at the North Carolina AmeriCorps Commission’s 2017-18 Program Directors Start-Up Training. The pair had the opportunity to get to know North Carolina AmeriCorps Commission staff and 2017-18 AmeriCorps Sub-grantees Tuesday eve ...

Virginia AmeriCorps Photo Wins

Virginia AmeriCorps Photo Wins

The national Service Year Alliance has selected a photo submitted by the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research – Dan River AmeriCorps program as the Photo of the Month for their “For One Year: My Office” social media campaign. The program won a $100 Amazon gift card for their submission and the image is being used during the campaign. Congratula ...

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