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NC AmeriCorps Hosts VA Team

NC AmeriCorps Hosts VA Team

Virginia AmeriCorps Program Officers Joy Wade and Roxanne Saunders traveled to Raleigh, NC, July 1-2, to attend and present at the North Carolina AmeriCorps Commission’s 2017-18 Program Directors Start-Up Training. The pair had the opportunity to get to know North Carolina AmeriCorps Commission staff and 2017-18 AmeriCorps Sub-grantees Tuesday eve ...

Virginia AmeriCorps Photo Wins

Virginia AmeriCorps Photo Wins

The national Service Year Alliance has selected a photo submitted by the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research – Dan River AmeriCorps program as the Photo of the Month for their “For One Year: My Office” social media campaign. The program won a $100 Amazon gift card for their submission and the image is being used during the campaign. Congratula ...

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Virginia

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has awarded federal AmeriCorps funding to the City of Richmond Human Services Commission to combat the opioid epidemic and its devastating effects on families, communities, workplaces, health care, and the state. The City of Richmond, through the Richm ...

Fairfax Churches Join for Service

Fairfax Churches Join for Service

Attention individuals and organizations in Northern Virginia! Multiple service opportunities are available in the Fairfax County area for Day to Serve, September 9-October 10. Thanks to the partnership between the Fairfax County Clergy and Leadership Council and Day to Serve, various houses of worship are joining together in unified service. If your ...

Plan Now for Day to Serve

Plan Now for Day to Serve

Last year, there were more than 1,500 service events hosted across Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC, as part of Day to Serve, September 9-October 10. More than 64,000 individuals spent time serving their communities by collecting food, cleaning parks, and more! Please commit now to being a part of this incredible service event whic ...

9/11 Day of Service

9/11 Day of Service

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups, who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor the sacrifice of those who were lost and who united in response to 9/11. In 2009, Congress design ...

Virginia 2017-18 AmeriCorps Grantees

Virginia 2017-18 AmeriCorps Grantees

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (which serves as the Virginia State Service Commission) is proud to announce the 2017-18 Virginia AmeriCorps State Grantees. There are 10 programs this year located throughout the Commonwealth focusing on community needs in education and youth, economic opportunity, envi ...

NCCC Teams Deployed to Virginia

NCCC Teams Deployed to Virginia

Virginia is thrilled to welcome AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) teams to the cities of Norton and Richmond to tackle large-scale outdoor improvement projects! The City of Norton will utilize their NCCC team (Aug. 23-Oct. 14) to complete the remaining 1.4 miles of a trail that is part of a larger mountain biking/hiking trail system. ...

Mini Grants Available!

Mini Grants Available!

The Virginia Service Foundation is accepting applications for 2017 Service Project Mini-Grants between July 1-September 1. Qualifying organizations may be eligible for an award of up to $250 to use towards hosting a Service Project between September 9-October 11. These projects must be associated with either Day To Serve or the September 11th ...

Volunteers Needed for Galax Event

Volunteers Needed for Galax Event

Volunteers Needed! Volunteers are needed for set up/clean up for Rooftopof Virginia's Back to School Fashion Fundraiser, August 5, in Galax, Virginia. Volunteers are needed before and after the event (between 12-3pm). Anyone interested can email Camille Garcia at cgarcia@rooftopofvirginia.com. ...

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