Cities of Service Award Goes to Richmond

Cities of Service Award Goes to Richmond

Richmond has been awarded on of 10 Cities of Service City Hall AmeriCorps VISTA Love Your Block prizes. The award was created to empower local governments to connect with low-income communities and help them revitalize their neighborhoods. Richmond is one of 10 cities which will receive $25,000 to be used for mini-grants and resources to support the ef ...

Keep Kids Fed this Summer!

Keep Kids Fed this Summer!

Help spread the word! Summer Meal Program sites are now open across Virginia! Here in Virginia, one in seven children struggles with hunger.  During the school year, low-income children can receive up to three free or reduced priced meals each school day.  Unfortunately, the same options are not available during the summer months when only 16 ...

Senior Corps Volunteer Featured

Senior Corps Volunteer Featured

Recently, the Fairfax City Patch highlighted Senior Corps RSVP volunteer Sue Dussinger who is serving with RSVP Northern Virginia. Check out her story: "I just cannot say enough about how much volunteering has benefited me," says RSVP Northern Virginia volunteer and engagement leader Sue Dussinger . Dussinger began her RSVP experience i ...

Medicaid Expansion Resources Available

Medicaid Expansion Resources Available

Thousands of Virginians aged 19 to 64 will soon be able to sign up for new health coverage that will give them access to services at low cost. Starting January 1, 2019, eligible adults will be able to visit their doctor for help with preventing illness and improving their health.  Your help is needed to connect Virginians to health coverag ...

New Health Coverage in Virginia

New Health Coverage in Virginia

Thursday, June 7th, 2018, Governor Ralph Northam signed the SFY 2019/2020 biennial Budget Bill and expanded eligibility for health coverage to up to 400,000 new Virginia adults. The new coverage will begin in early January 2019. The Commonwealth has launched an outreach campaign called “Cover Virginia” to increase awareness and optimize enrollment. ...

Make this a Summer of Service

Make this a Summer of Service

With the arrival of summer break, now is a great time to plan some volunteer activities. Many degree programs at various schools have a volunteer hour requirement and the summer months are the perfect time to get in those hours. Here are some great resources for finding volunteer opportunities for youth: 20 Summer of Service Ideas AllforGood.org ...

2018 Volunteer Conference

2018 Volunteer Conference

Thanks for Making the 2018 Volunteer Conference a Huge Success!  Nonprofit leaders from throughout Virginia joined together in Richmond May 21-22, at the Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference to learn from industry experts and share knowledge with each other. Nearly 400 individuals attended 30 sessions on topics like fighting the ...

2018 Hurricane Toolkit

2018 Hurricane Toolkit

U.S. forecasters have said that 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near-normal to above-normal in number and intensity of storms, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA). They estimate that between one and four major hurricanes packing winds of 111 miles per hour could develop during the 2018 season (June 1-No ...

National Service Members Honored

National Service Members Honored

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 ...

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

Don't forget to thank and recognize your volunteers this month!  National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, powered by Points of Light, is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities. The theme for National Volunt ...

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