Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff!

Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff!

Vickie Johnson-Scott joins the Office on Volunteerism and Community Services as AmeriCorps Disaster Readiness and Response Coordinator. She is a retiree of the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) where she worked in numerous management positions. Her last position was the Northern Regional Director of VDSS. She followed her love of Emergency ...

Could You Use the Help of NCCC?

Could You Use the Help of NCCC?

Does your organization have a project that could use the energy and might of an AmeriCorps NCCC team? NCCC engages teams of members in short-term (6-8 weeks) projects addressing critical needs relating to: Environmental Stewardship, Urban and Rural Development, Energy Conservation, Infrastructure Improvement, and Disaster Response & ...

Become an AmeriCorps Program!

Become an AmeriCorps Program!

The Virginia Service Commission would love to tell you how AmeriCorps can expand the reach of your programs and this is the perfect time of year for those discussions. Our next full application process will begin in November for AmeriCorps programs that would start in September 2020. We will be seeking new applicants and we'd love to talk to ...

Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff

Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) is excited to announced two new staff members to the AmeriCorps team.   Shannon Girouard Shannon recently joined OVCS as Fiscal Officer for the AmeriCorps team. Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in government from the College of William and Mary and a master's of public admin ...

Interested in AmeriCorps VISTA?

Interested in AmeriCorps VISTA?

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking concept papers for the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program. Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 2:00 PM ET. to learn more about this opportunity and how to submit a concept paper. The next round of concept papers are due on Tuesday, ...

Senior Corps RSVP Grants

Senior Corps RSVP Grants

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has released the Fiscal Year 2020 Senior Corps RSVP Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). For decades, Senior Corps RSVP has engaged older Americans in volunteer service that meets national and community needs and delivers lasting, meaningful results. With this NOFO, C ...

AmeriCorps Members DC Highlights

AmeriCorps Members DC Highlights

AmeriCorps members serving with the the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps traveled to Washington, DC, recently for a professional development workshop held by The Corps Network. Members were able to examine their strengths and abilities, learn how to apply to federal positions in natural resources, get tips on how to market themselves to potentia ...

Virginia National Service Award Winners

Virginia National Service Award Winners

Individuals were honored on May 7, 2019, for their outstanding service at the annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in Richmond. The 3rd Annual Virginia National Service Awards celebrated six AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers who have demonstrated a commitment to service that has impacted countless communities in Virginia. These awar ...

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

Several AmeriCorps VISTA positions are now available in Richmond, Newport News and Gate City. Community Action Agencies in these areas are searching for individuals to help to ensure that low income families and individuals receive education and deliver essential services regarding opioid and substance abuse with the goal of prevention. The VISTA will ...

AmeriCorps Info Sessions

AmeriCorps Info Sessions

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 calls are January 9th and January 11th time, both from 2-3:30pm, will be geared primarily to organizations that are new to national se ...

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