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 ...

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 ...

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