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 ...

NCCC Members Deployed to Virginia

NCCC Members Deployed to Virginia

On August 21, 2018, AmeriCorps NCCC teams departed the AmeriCorps Southern Regional Campus in Vicksburg, MS, campus to begin their first round of service projects across the region. Two teams will be serving in Virginia until October 15, 2018. Members will be serving along the Appalachian Trail and in the City of Norton. NCCC members serving al ...

Stories of Service: Sean Fournia

Stories of Service: Sean Fournia

As Virginia's AmeriCorps Brand Ambassador for August, Sean Fournia serves as a member with the City of Richmond - Richmond AmeriCorps Healthy Futures Project. This team is tasked with helping to fight the opioid epidemic. "I'm blessed to provide peer recovery support services to CARITAS at The Healing Place to combat this crisis," he says. The Hea ...

Stories of Service: Morgan Grant

Stories of Service: Morgan Grant

As Virginia's AmeriCorps Ambassador for June 2018, Morgan is excited to share her story and show what it is like to serve as an AmeriCorps member. Morgan, an AmeriCorps member with CASA de Maryland - Edu-Futuro Moving Forward!, says she became extremely curious about the world of nonprofits during her senior year of college. She explains, "Prior t ...

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