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 ...

Tax Info You Need to Know

Tax Info You Need to Know

Many of your clients and members may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits, but they must file a tax return in order to claim the credits.  Clients who worked in 2017, and earned less than $54,000 may be able to have their tax returns completed for FREE by an IRS-certified volunteer at a Volunteer Income Tax Ass ...

Nominate Hanover Volunteers!

Nominate Hanover Volunteers!

Do you know someone who is making a difference in our community? The Hanover 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards highlight the contributions and dedication of local volunteers who are making positive impacts on our quality of life. These awards allow the community to acknowledge the work of our local “unsung heroes”. Anyone may nominate inspiring ind ...

Funding Opportunity for Schools

Funding Opportunity for Schools

#LeadASAP Tapestry Collection Spark the Arts grants of $500 will be awarded to up to 10 youth, schools, youth development/afterschool programs, and community-based organizations in the Richmond, Virginia area to support youth-led projects that activate volunteers ages 12-25. Projects will take place in the Spring of 2018. Proposed projects should us ...

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