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Mini-Grants for Day to Serve & 9/11 Day

Mini-Grants for Day to Serve & 9/11 Day

The Virginia Service Foundation is now accepting applications for 2016 Service Project Mini-Grants. Qualifying organizations may be eligible for an award of up to $250 to use towards hosting a service project between September 10-October 11, 2016. These projects must be associated with either Day to Serve or 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. A limi ...

State Commission Welcomes Joy Wade!

State Commission Welcomes Joy Wade!

Joy Wade has recently joined the Office on Volunteerism and Community Services as one of the new AmeriCorps Program Senior Consultants. Joy has more than 12 years of experience within the field of Human Services/Child Protective Services (CPS), with a degree in sociology, advanced training in high risk child abuse cases, and VCA certification. Most rec ...

Virginia Colleges Support Service

Virginia Colleges Support Service

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe welcomed college and university presidents across Virginia for a special celebration at the Governor’s mansion to thank them for their commitment to service years in higher education. The event recognized more than 50 higher education institutions, including all Virginia public colleges and community colleges, that have sig ...

Welcome Roxanne Saunders!

Welcome Roxanne Saunders!

The Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is excited to introduce Roxanne Saunders as Fiscal Officer with AmeriCorps. Previously, Roxanne served as Program Fiscal Monitor of the Office of Newcomer Services Unit for five years. Roxanne also worked with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) for more than 15 years. During h ...

Volunteer Awards Across Virginia

Volunteer Awards Across Virginia

Several communities around the Commonwealth honored outstanding volunteers at special ceremonies and events recently. Organizations and individuals were recognized in Roanoke, Fairfax, Hanover and Alexandria over the last few weeks. Their efforts not only served communities in need across the Commonwealth, but also across the U.S. and abroad. The 24 ...

3 Ways for a Healthy Summer for Teens!

3 Ways for a Healthy Summer for Teens!

Many students just wrapped up spring break and eyeing the end of the school year. The spring and summer months can be a great time to provide youth new opportunities to engage in their communities and catch up on their healthcare visits. Use these tips and resources to help adolescents make the most of their out-of-school time. Give youth a say ...

Mayors Honor National Service

Mayors Honor National Service

Virginia celebrated the fourth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service in a big way on April 5! Mayors and county officials across the state shined a spotlight on the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and thanked those who serve. Your community leaders' participation highlights the importance of citizen engagement, recognizes t ...

Fight Homelessness with NCCC Team!

Fight Homelessness with NCCC Team!

The Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA) is inviting organizations to host AmeriCorps NCCC members in communities to help accomplish the goal of ending chronic homelessness in Virginia! Organizations have the opportunity to apply for a short-term team that will help the community with outreach and engagement with the chronically homeless population. This pr ...

Virginia Leader in National Service

Virginia Leader in National Service

The National 2016 State Leadership Award from Voices for National Service was awarded to Governor and First Lady McAuliffe in recognition of their leadership roles in promoting national service. Governor McAuliffe was an integral part of the Commonwealth becoming the first state recognized as an Employer of National Service and for sponsoring the Gover ...

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