2018 National Service Awards

2018 National Service Awards

Does your organization have a secret weapon? If you have individuals currently and/or formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps, you know they are making a real impact! Whether its the AmeriCorps member tutoring elementary school students with their reading skills, the Senior Companion gi ...

Stories of Service: Allen Dowell

Stories of Service: Allen Dowell

Allen Dowell, who is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member with CARITAS in the Richmond area has been named the January 2018 Virginia AmeriCorps Brand Ambassador. Allen reflects on his AmeriCorps journey: "I was born in Memphis, TN. I am the oldest of two boys and was spoiled rotten from the word 'go.' I grew up around a lot of people, so I have ...

500 Employers of National Service

500 Employers of National Service

The Employers of National Service (EONS) program has reached the huge benchmark of 500+ employers!  These employers value service and in turn support more than one million AmeriCorps alumni and returning Peace Corps volunteers who have the skills and talents to lead America's workforce.  President Obama launched Employers of National Service ...

AmeriCorps in Holiday Parade

AmeriCorps in Holiday Parade

The Carroll County Public Schools Lift Up AmeriCorps program was on full display at the Floyd County community’s annual holiday parade on November 26th. Community members got a chance to see the AmeriCorps members serving in their community schools during the event. Members waved from a float adorned with a giant AmeriCorps banner, signs, and members w ...

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 ...

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