Virginia VOAD Across the U.S.

Virginia VOAD Across the U.S.

This past devastating hurricane season brought out the best in many members of Virginia VOAD.  VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is a group of voluntary and non-governmental agencies that collaborate during responses to disaster. In the past, members of state VOADs mostly responded to in-state disaster declarations. The dynamics ...

Adolescent Opioid Research

Adolescent Opioid Research

The Opioid Epidemic: A Focus on Adolescents in the October issue of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services e-newsletter details recent data on opioid use among adolescents, as well as a great list of resources available to organizations. The opioid epidemic affects individuals and communities across the United States in a variety of ways. Opioids ...

MLK Day Grants Available

MLK Day Grants Available

Want to plan a service project for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service on January 15th but don't know how to start? The Virginia Service Foundation has announced MLK Day Mini Grants to help with the costs incurred of planning service projects. The Foundation has announced grants of up to $250 to help with supplies, tools, etc. The nomination pr ...

Call for Workshop Proposals

Call for Workshop Proposals

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is seeking Workshop Proposals for the 2018 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference, May 21-22, 2018, in Richmond. We are looking for a cadre of workshop presenters who can share their expertise with our conference guests and engage them in active learning. We encourage you to submit your w ...

Volunteering for Thanksgiving

Volunteering for Thanksgiving

For many families and individuals across Virginia, Thanksgiving is a difficult holiday. Many families don't have the resources for a meal, and many are without a home. There are a number of opportunities for you to serve on Thanksgiving to help these community members. Visit AllforGood.org for a searchable database of more opportunities at http:// ...

Serving for MLK Day

Serving for MLK Day

On Monday, January 15, hundreds of organizations across Virginia, including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs, will participate in the nation's largest day of civic engagement, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. With an emphasis on creating opportunity for all, Americans of all ages and backgrounds in all 50 states will r ...

Fall Habitat Opportunities

Fall Habitat Opportunities

Volunteers are needed at both the Richmond Habitat ReStore and for Richmond Habitat Builds in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving! Sign up at http://www.richmondhabitat.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Hayley Morris at hmorris@richmondhabitat.org.   Wednesday, 11/1- Houston Ave- siding and drywall-3  spots Thursday, 11/2- ...

Ways to Serve for Veterans Day

Ways to Serve for Veterans Day

With Veterans Day approaching November 11th, 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 Wa ...

Volunteerism Awards Underway

Volunteerism Awards Underway

Do you know someone who is always putting others first? How about an organization or business that never hesitates to help out whenever there's a problem in the community? There are volunteers all over Virginia making a difference in our neighborhoods and schools -- tutoring students, conducting food drives, assisting seniors, cleaning up our parks, an ...

Get to Know Gina Lewis

Get to Know Gina Lewis

Gina Lovett Lewis has recently been named to the Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism. Gina serves as the Director of the Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program and has been with the program for six years. She considers her position as “an opportunity to connect generations in a way that encourages, recognizes and supports both the child ...

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