Red Cross Month

Red Cross Month

Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, thanks to heroes like you. Whether you donate funds, donate blood or volunteer, the Red Cross depends on the community's support to make a difference across the country. Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March "Red Cross Month.” Check out the stori ...

Teach It Forward! Challenge

Teach It Forward! Challenge

The Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness (CCECC) at Averett University started the Teach It Forward! Challenge (TIF!)  in the spring of 2016 as a way to meet an ongoing need for consistent tutors in the Danville community. The CCECC saw an opportunity to meet this need because Averett students identified tutoring as one of the m ...

Virginia Triad Conference

Virginia Triad Conference

The Statewide Triad Conference (marking Triad’s 22nd birthday!) is scheduled for March 14-16, in Richmond. Just some of topics being covered this year include Mental Health First Aid, The Importance of Caregiver Support, The Impact of the Current Opioid Epidemic on Older Adults, and more! The conference is presented by the Office of Attorney General Ma ...

Fairfax Volunteer Awards

Fairfax Volunteer Awards

The public is invited to the 25th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards "Celebrating Volunteers, the roots of our strong community," on Friday, April 21 at the Waterford at Springfield from 8-10 am. Doors open at 7:15 am for networking.  Early Bird tickets are $45 from March 8 through March 21. Beginning March 22, tickets will be $50.  For mor ...

Volunteer Week 2017

Volunteer Week 2017

It is time to celebrate and thank your volunteers! For 40 years, National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 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 your cause and recogni ...

VA Youth Win National Awards

VA Youth Win National Awards

Lucia Hoerr, age 16, of Charlottesville, and Shashir Sriramoju, age 14, of Ashburn, have been named Virginia's top youth volunteers for 2017 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National As ...

101 Ways to Recognize Volunteers

101 Ways to Recognize Volunteers

For 40 years, National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 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 your cause and recognize your volunteers. Check out these fantastic ideas ...

President's Volunteer Awards in SWVA

President’s Volunteer Awards in SWVA

After an extended application process, United Way of Southwest Virginia has been selected and approved as an official Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The national President’s Volunteer Service Award program was created by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation as a way to thank and honor American ...

Habitat Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat Volunteer Opportunities

Richmond Habitat has a number of opportunities to volunteer this winter. Whether you're interested in swinging a hammer or helping out at the Habitat ReStore retail outlet, there's a service opportunity for you! To sign up individually or schedule a team day, email wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org. Individuals can also sign up directly on the calendar at h ...

Statewide TRIAD Conference

Statewide TRIAD Conference

Registration is now open for the Virginia State Triad Conference! The Office of the Attorney General General Mark R. Herring and the Virginia State Triad/S.A.L.T. Council will present the annual Triad Conference, March 14-16, in Richmond. Topics will include Preventing Crimes Against Seniors, and Cyber-safety in a Connected World!  Additional topics wi ...

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