Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer!

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer!

Do you know someone who is always putting others first? How about an organization or business that never hesitates to help out whenever there's a problem in the community? There are volunteers all over Virginia making a difference in our neighborhoods and schools -- tutoring students, conducting food drives, assisting seniors, cleaning up our parks, an ...

Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month during September is an opportunity for us to shine a light on efforts to eradicate social and economic inequality. "Hunger stands out as a uniquely solvable problem," states Duke Storen, Commission of the Virginia Department of Social Services.  "The resources we need are available, but too many barriers still stand between low ...

9/11 is Opportunity to Give Back

9/11 is Opportunity to Give Back

Virginia residents will join in patriotic acts of service to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Volunteers will all across the Commonwealth will join hundreds of thousands of citizens across the country in this American tradition. September 11th was designated a National Day of ...

Volunteer Leaders Needed!

Volunteer Leaders Needed!

Want to develop your leadership skills and get more people involved in building your community? Become a HandsOn RVA Volunteer Leader! Leaders are a volunteer team's host for the event. They work with a project for one year and set the tone, introduce volunteers to HandsOn and the nonprofit partner, oversee the project, and ensure a successful voluntee ...

September is for Service!

September is for Service!

Several national and regional service initiatives are taking place throughout September offering multiple volunteer opportunities for you to serve your community.    Day to Serve (Sept. 11-Oct. 10) is a multi-state effort that transcends politics and religious differences by uniting people of all faiths, races, cultures, and backg ...

September is Preparedness Month

September is Preparedness Month

The theme for National Preparedness Month is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. The campaign will feature PSAs and multimedia products around four weekly themes: Week 1: Sept 1-7 Save Early for Disaster Costs Week 2: Sept 8-14 Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters Week 3: Sept 15-21 Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters Week 4: S ...

Stories of Service: Rachael Haines

Stories of Service: Rachael Haines

Rachel Haines came to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA) as they had just received funding for three new initiatives (credential study, a speakers’ bureau, and internships). At first it was a challenge to comprehend the scope of the region’s 19 cities/counties and 92 schools, but Rachel successfully navigate ...

Day to Serve & 9/11 Grants

Day to Serve & 9/11 Grants

The Virginia Service Foundation is now accepting applications for 2019 Service Project Mini-Grants. Qualifying organizations may be eligible for an award of up to $250 to use towards hosting a service project between September 11-October 10, 2019. These projects must be associated with either Day to Serve or 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. A limit ...

Social Services Staff Serve Together

Social Services Staff Serve Together

VDSS Home Office staff teamed up to volunteer at the Richmond Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP) organization on Friday, May 17. Volunteers completed a painting project at CAPUP's headquarters. ...

Refugee Resettlement Conference

Refugee Resettlement Conference

Plans are underway for the 2019 Virginia Conference on Refugee Resettlement: Weaving a Network of Services for Virginia’s Newcomers, July 25-26, at Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown by Marriott. The conference will offer workshops and interactive training sessions led by experts in the fields of employment, mental health, health and other disciplines rela ...

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