Fight Poverty with AmeriCorps VISTA!

Fight Poverty with AmeriCorps VISTA!

Back in 1963, when President Kennedy introduced the idea of AmeriCorps VISTA to Congress, he could have never dreamed of all the good AmeriCorps VISTA members have done to alleviate poverty all over America. AmeriCorps VISTA continues to bring individuals and communities out of poverty by partnering with and supporting organizations and initiatives tha ...

AmeriCorps is the Answer!

AmeriCorps is the Answer!

What could AmeriCorps do for your organization? Apply for 2017-18 AmeriCorps Formula Funding and find out! Since 1994, 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. With funding from the Corporat ...

VISTA Aids Virginia Hurricane Victims

VISTA Aids Virginia Hurricane Victims

Last October, Hurricane Matthew caused more than $25 million worth of damage to more than 2,300 homes and businesses in eastern Virginia. Many families and business owners were simply overwhelmed by the extent of the destruction to their properties. Enter AmeriCorps VISTA! Nine VISTA members were deployed at the end of November to help repair and clean ...

AmeriCorps Affiliate Positions Available

AmeriCorps Affiliate Positions Available

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is accepting applications for designation of national service positions to be AmeriCorps Affiliate. AmeriCorps Affiliate began in 2016 as a pilot initiative to engage more youth in service and to increase the number of national service positions available through local support. CNCS is now expan ...

NCCC Team Impacts Southwest Virginia

NCCC Team Impacts Southwest Virginia

For three years, the Flag Rock Recreation Area had hoped to get a hard working AmeriCorps NCCC team to come and work on the planned 1.4 mile Magnolia Trail. A few weeks ago, they got their wish when a team of nine NCCC members was recently deployed to their site for three and a half weeks. The team assisted with the construction of a dirt track that sn ...

Is AmeriCorps Right for Your Organization?

Is AmeriCorps Right for Your Organization?

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps formula funding cycle. View information about this funding opportunity now. Applications for funding are due by 11:59 p.m., February 1, 2017. Since the program's founding in 1994, 1 million AmeriCorp ...

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