10 Ways to Support and Honor Veterans

10 Ways to Support and Honor Veterans

Looking for some ways your organization can serve our veterans this Veterans Day, November 11th? Check out the National Service Blog for a list of great ideas and resources to help you get started. 10 Ways to Support and Honor Veterans National Service Blog, November 2016 On Veterans Day, November 11, we honor the brave men and women who have selfle ...

Campus Safety Forum Date Set

Campus Safety Forum Date Set

Mark your calendars for the Virginia Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum, March 6-9, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth. Hosted by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in partnership with the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA), the forum will bring together experts in the field ...

Wanted: Workshop Proposals

Wanted: Workshop Proposals

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is excited to be in the early planning stage for the 2017 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference to be held May 16-17, 2017, in Richmond.  This conference attracts more than 400 human service professionals from across the Commonwealth including volunteer coordinators, program managers and ...

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer

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 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, and ...

Kicking Off School Year with Heart

Kicking Off School Year with Heart

Virginia Social Services Staff Volunteer at Back to School Event Hundreds of Richmond Public Schools (RPS) students received backpacks packed with school supplies, personal care packs and healthy snacks at at large-scale Back to School Event sponsored by the RPS Homeless Education Program. Staff from the Virginia Department of Social Service (VDSS) Ho ...

Virginia Service Foundation Grants

Virginia Service Foundation Grants

Thanks to funding from the Virginia Service Foundation, several nonprofits and agencies throughout Virginia were able to organize impactful service projects in their communities for 9/11 Day and Day to Serve. In Southwest Virginia, Appalachian Community Action Agency partnered with Meals of Love for a food drive which collected nearly 850 pounds of foo ...

Hunger Action Month in September

Hunger Action Month in September

September is Hunger Action Month, a month-long campaign in which Feeding America and the national network of 200 food banks across the country mobilize the public to take action on the issue of domestic hunger. This is an opportunity to make a positive impact that will help feed thousands of Virginians!  How can you show your support? TUR ...

9/11 Day Initiative to Promote Unity

9/11 Day Initiative to Promote Unity

A new coalition, called Tomorrow Together, has launched a new initiative to encourage unity, empathy, and service each year on September 11th.  Activities for 9/11 this year include: a special opportunity for families to win a trip to NYC to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, along with other prizes from Scholastic and gift cards offered by Target (an ...

How to Help Louisiana

How to Help Louisiana

Over the last two weeks, Louisiana communities have been devastated by flooding.  To date, more than 560 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers have been a part of the relief effort. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has secured a major $4.5 million Mission Assignment from FEMA and the State of Louisiana to assist in the ...

2-1-1 Makes Nearly 200,000 Referrals

2-1-1 Makes Nearly 200,000 Referrals

2-1-1 Virginia, the Commonwealth's information and referral system connecting people with available community services, provided nearly 200,000 referrals for needed services last year! The free phone service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and maintains a secured database of more than 6,000 agencies. The professionally-train ...

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