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 ...

NCCC Members Honored by City

NCCC Members Honored by City

AmeriCorps NCCC Traditional Corps Team River 3 member were recently recognized for their service to the City of Norton at a recent City Council meeting! Members posed with Mayor William Mays and other council members. The team has served for several deployments creating a trail system to boost the economic development of the area. See more photos here. ...

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer!

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.  The nomination period ends at 5:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Honors will be presented in the following categories: Adult Youth Senior Family  Faith-Based Organization Educational Institution ...

9/11 Day in Virginia

9/11 Day in Virginia

  Individuals and organizations all over the state sprang into action to help their communities in September. Events and projects honored both the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and Day to Serve (Sept. 11-Oct. 10). Virginia's AmeriCorps programs were among the many organizations who hosted projects from food drives to ...

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.    Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as C ...

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 ...

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