Tax Info You Need to Know

Tax Info You Need to Know

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 ...

Nominate Hanover Volunteers!

Nominate Hanover Volunteers!

Do you know someone who is making a difference in our community? The Hanover 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards highlight the contributions and dedication of local volunteers who are making positive impacts on our quality of life. These awards allow the community to acknowledge the work of our local “unsung heroes”. Anyone may nominate inspiring ind ...

Funding Opportunity for Schools

Funding Opportunity for Schools

#LeadASAP Tapestry Collection Spark the Arts grants of $500 will be awarded to up to 10 youth, schools, youth development/afterschool programs, and community-based organizations in the Richmond, Virginia area to support youth-led projects that activate volunteers ages 12-25. Projects will take place in the Spring of 2018. Proposed projects should us ...

Spread the Word About EITC

Spread the Word About EITC

Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit. But to get it, you must file a tax return and claim it. January 26th is National EITC Awareness Day -- a nationwide effort to increase awareness about EITC and free tax preparation sites. This year, IRS is promoting EITC and providing information on other ref ...

MLK Day Opportunities

MLK Day Opportunities

It is not too late to sign up to volunteer over the MLK Day of Service weekend. There are opportunities to celebrate and and serve all across Virginia -- from painting murals to feeding the homeless! Here's a few ways you can honor Dr. King this weekend: Distribution of Disaster Preparedness Materials (Alexandria) – AmeriCorps members will team up ...

MLK Day in RVA

MLK Day in RVA

Looking for ways to volunteer on the MLK Day holiday January 15th? HandsOn Greater Richmond has lots of fantastic service opportunities in the region. There are also numerous special events planned throughout the weekend. Here are a few volunteer opportunities that still have space and need your help:   Volunteer   Remove Invasive Plants ...

Service Enterprise Opportunity!

Service Enterprise Opportunity!

Points of Light is now accepting applications for organizations to join the Service Enterprise Initiative as a Hub to help lead capacity-building transformations in their communities. The Service Enterprise Initiative is a national change management program that helps organizations better meet their missions through the power of volunteers. Foundations ...

Volunteer at Evergreen Cemetery

Volunteer at Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond’s East End. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 5,000 plots in Evergreen, most of wh ...

6 New Year's Resolutions

6 New Year’s Resolutions

Check out this recent post by United Way on "6 New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep by Volunteering." Volunteering offers a wealth of physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits that will spill over into every part of your day-to-day life. Check it out: Right about now, many of us are making the same New Year’s resolutions we made a year ago. Eat bet ...

Register for Volunteerism Conference

Register for Volunteerism Conference

Online registration is now open for 2018 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference, May 21-22, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Richmond - Midlothian. The annual conference is one of the largest gatherings of nonprofit and service organizations in the Commonwealth. The event, presented by the VDSS Office on Volunteerism and Community Services ...

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