New My Americorps Member Process

New My Americorps Member Process

On May 30th AmeriCorps State and National issued guidance on entering service opportunities in the MyAmeriCorps Portal and changes in the member enrollment process. CNCS has released a presentation that provides detailed information on the new enrollment process. Download the presentation at https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/pag ...

OnCorps Copy Program Records Tutorial

OnCorps Copy Program Records Tutorial

OnCorps has entirely redesigned the annual "copy program records" process, and the new tool will permit Programs (as well as Staff) to manage this task. The new form will allow PD's to re-assign returning members and supervisors to new service sites, if needed, allowing for much better member and site management.   Copy Program Rec ...

Meet Osman Ali

Meet Osman Ali

Osman Ali has joined the Virginia College Advising Corps team in the new role of Program Coordinator.  Osman brings a robust, demonstrated commitment to public service, specifically addressing issues of equity and access.  He will run the College Advising Corps' college adviser recruitment and selections process, summer and in-service trainin ...

National Service Award Winners

National Service Award Winners

Senior Corps and AmeriCorps members serving in Virginia who have performed outstanding service to their communities were honored at the 2018 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference on May 21, 2018. The second annual Virginia National Service Awards honored seven amazing individuals who were nominated by their organization's program directors/spons ...

Free Tax Prep Resource

Free Tax Prep Resource

Download and share this handy flier detailing how to take advantage of the EITC program. If  your members' or clients' household income was $66,000 or less in 2017, they are eligible to have their taxes prepared for free. Download flier. ...

Targeted AmeriCorps Funding

Targeted AmeriCorps Funding

The Virginia Service Commission has released a special targeted AmeriCorps Request for Applications focusing exclusively on activities related to the following: Reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid use; Child wellness related to reducing or preventing child abuse, improving outcomes for child victims of abuse, and improving out ...

Conference Scholarships

Conference Scholarships

The Virginia Service Foundation is offering a limited number of Scholarships for the 2018 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference. The scholarships awarded would be for up to $100, and could cover part of the registration expense or hotel cost, whichever the recipient prefers. This can either be done by reimbursement if you have already registered ...

Service Year Webinar

Service Year Webinar

Service Year Alliance will host a "Benefits of Hosting with Service Year Alliance" webinar, Wednesday, February 28th at 1pm EST. Service Year will be walking through all the current and future benefits of hosting and being a member with Service Year Alliance. Service Year Alliance has many current offerings, including a regular webinar series, the Serv ...

Tax Info to Know & Share

Tax Info to Know & Share

Many of your clients and members may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits, but they must file a tax return in order to claim the credits.  Clients who worked in 2017, and earned less than $54,000 may be able to have their tax returns completed for FREE by an IRS-certified volunteer at a Volunteer Income Tax Ass ...

Upcoming Facilitation Training

Upcoming Facilitation Training

Attention Southwest Virginia programs! Don't miss "Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills," March 13-14, in Galax. Learn how to overcome frustrating group meetings and discover how to build a discussion process that leads to productive conversations and decision-making. "Organizations and community leaders want to know how to facilitate discussions tha ...

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