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 ...

2018 Volunteerism Award Winners

2018 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Ralph Northam announced the recipients of the 2018 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards during a special ceremony held at the Executive Mansion on April 10, 2018. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual volunteers and organizations make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am pleased to ann ...

Power of Good 2018

Power of Good 2018

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2018), HandsOn Greater Richmond is launching the 5th Power of Good Celebration, a collaboration between HandsOn and The Spark Mill. Simply submit the name of a volunteer powering good and The Power of Good will shower them with love.  Submit, in 20 words or less, who you ...

Volunteers Honored in Southwest Virginia

Volunteers Honored in Southwest Virginia

The United Way of Southwest Virginia's 2018 Impact Awards were held March 15, 2018,  in Abingdon. United Way recognized companies, community groups, and individuals who were a part of the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia. The event was sponsored by Appalachian Community Federa ...

Apply for Youth Preparedness Council

Apply for Youth Preparedness Council

The FEMA Youth Preparedness Council was formed in 2012 to bring together youth leaders from across the country who are highly interested and engaged in advocating youth preparedness and making a difference in their communities. The Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their co ...

Stories of Service: Shweta Tembe

Stories of Service: Shweta Tembe

As Virginia's AmeriCorps Ambassador for March 2018, Shweta is excited to share her story of service and offer a peek inside what it is like to be an AmeriCorps member. An AmeriCorps member serving with the Virginia College Advising Corps at Louisa County High School, she says, "I serve because every student and young person deserves a chance ...

Virginia Youth Honored for Service

Virginia Youth Honored for Service

Gretchen Gregor, age 13, and Jocelyn Marencik, age 17, both of Glen Allen, have been named Virginia's top youth volunteers for 2018 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.   Gretchen's Story Gretchen conducted collection drives to provide new blankets to the homeless at Christmastime in Richmond, and to provide school supp ...

Volunteer Week 2018

Volunteer Week 2018

Mark your calendar! April 15-21 is your chance to recognize your volunteers. For 40 years, National Volunteer Week has been about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to serve their communities. In addition to the thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week, it is also the perfect time to promote yo ...

Conference Scholarships Available!

Conference Scholarships Available!

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 ...

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