2019 Volunteerism Award Winners

2019 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Ralph Northam recognized the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards during a special ceremony held at the Executive Mansion yesterday evening. The annual awards program spotlights the outstanding efforts that individual volunteers and organizations contribute on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealt ...

Volunteer Week is Here!

Volunteer Week is Here!

Take time to celebrate your volunteers April 7-13, National Volunteer Week. This is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. Today, as people strive to lead lives that reflect their values, the exp ...

SNAP Update

SNAP Update

Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive their February food benefits early due to the federal government shutdown. This change will affect all SNAP recipients in Virginia scheduled to receive benefits during the first week of February, regardless of case number or usual issuance date. The early issuance will ...

Plan to Serve on MLK Day!

Plan to Serve on MLK Day!

Make 2019 a year to focus on service! Kick off the new year by planning to serve on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 21st. What kind of projects are available across Virginia? For a complete list of projects, visit MLK.gov or contact your local volunteer center. Here's a few volunteer projects to get you started:  ...

Volunteer for Richmond Habitat

Volunteer for Richmond Habitat

Richmond Habitat and ReStore is in great need of volunteer help at both of their ReStores and all three of their construction sites. All Habitat construction shifts are 8am-3pm. Also, now that the Chesterfield ReStore is open on Sundays, volunteers are needed 6 out of 7 days a week. No prior skills or knowledge is necessary to participate and all tools ...

Register for Volunteerism Conference!

Register for Volunteerism Conference!

Early Bird Registration for the annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in Richmond, May 7-8, 2019 is now open! Don't miss this jam-packed, two-day event  featuring a diverse array of instructional workshops, networking events and opportunities for service. Presented by the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services an ...

Honor Our Veterans this Weekend

Honor Our Veterans this Weekend

With Veterans Day approaching this weekend, it can be difficult to know how you can contribute and give back to our nation's wounded warriors. Military.com has compiled a list of organizations focused on everything from veterans assistance to more targeted organizations. Additionally, check out the following resources: VA Voluntary Service 11 W ...

MLK Grants Available

MLK Grants Available

Youth Service America is accepting applications for the 2019 MLK Day of Service Grants to activate youth volunteers on MLK Day of Service weekend. Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, these grants offer youth development organizations, community-based organizations, and schools/school districts grant funding and capacity-building training to ...

Workshop Proposals Being Accepted

Workshop Proposals Being Accepted

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is excited to be in the early planning stage for the 2019 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference to be held May 7-8, 2019, in Richmond.  This conference attracts more than 400 human service professionals from across the Commonwealth including volunteer coordinators, program ...

Storm Aftermath: How You Can Help

Storm Aftermath: How You Can Help

With the recent storms, many Virginians witnessing the devastation in North Carolina, South Caroline, Florida, Georgia, and even here in Virginia will be compelled to get involved or to donate to assist in relief efforts. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) wants citizens to be aware of the best ways to get involved without risking t ...

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