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National Disability Month

National Disability Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month takes place each October to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "Inclusion Drives Innovation." The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congr ...

Retirement Security Week

Retirement Security Week

Does your organization work with financial planning or deal directly with seniors? Whether retirement for you is down the road or right around the corner, National Retirement Security Week (October 15-21) is a good time to educate your constituents on how to evaluate their savings plans.  Six in 10 workers say they have saved for retirement, accor ...

Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day

Make A Difference Day, October 28th, is one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. Volunteers from around the nation come together with a common mission: to improve the lives of others. Sponsored by TEGNA, the Arby's Foundation and Points of Light, Make A Difference Day shows that anyone, no matter of age or background, can make an im ...

Nominate Outstanding Youth

Nominate Outstanding Youth

Nominations are now being accepted for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the nation's largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding ser ...

Helping Puerto Rico

Helping Puerto Rico

Less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island, Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, the worst natural disaster the island has seen in nearly a century. Much of the island continues to not have running water or electricity; around 80 percent of the island’s crops have been destroyed. Here's some ways you can help recommended by ...

VISTA Positions Available

VISTA Positions Available

Two positions are available for AmeriCorps VISTAs at the Capital Region Collaborative. The mission of the Collaborative is to bring together local government, business & community stakeholders to achieve a shared vision for the Richmond Region. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2017. Opportunity Youth VISTA: Are you passionate about ...

AmeriCorps General Info Session

AmeriCorps General Info Session

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) offers regularly-scheduled informational conference calls for the general public to learn more about AmeriCorps and the RFP process in Virginia. The next call October 17th from 1-3pm EST, will be geared primarily to organizations that are new to national service, but it will also provide ...

NCCC Concept Papers Due

NCCC Concept Papers Due

AmeriCorps NCCC’s Application Season January 5, 2018, is OPEN! Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages teams of members in projects in communities across the United States. Service projects, which typically last from six to eight weeks, address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and c ...

Day to Serve & 9/11 Events

Day to Serve & 9/11 Events

This past weekend marked the beginning of, not only the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, but also the Day to Serve multi-state initiative (Sept. 9-Oct. 10). Organizations, including Virginia’s AmeriCorps programs, kicked off the month-long service event by hosting and participating in projects from food pantry collections to park cleanups. In Arlin ...

Update on Hurricane Assistance

Update on Hurricane Assistance

Now that the flood waters are beginning to recede, ways in which you and your organization can help out are coming to light. Is your organization already collecting donations or money? Here are some important tips for how and where to send them so that these donations get to those who need them. Tips on Donations The overwhelming generosity of the ...

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