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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 ...

25 Questions to Get the Story

25 Questions to Get the Story

Vanessa Chase Lockshin details some great suggestions for questions when interviewing to develop stories for your nonprofit. This post appeared in the August 2016 edition of The Storytelling Nonprofit Blog. Story interviews (or narrative interviews) are almost always necessary in order to tell a rich, interesting story. When you are able to talk to ...

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 AmeriCorps Grants Process

Virginia AmeriCorps Grants Process

Does your organization have a passion for service and a desire to develop leaders? AmeriCorps grants assist organizations like yours in recruiting, training, and placing individuals to address critical needs in your community. The AmeriCorps Program Formula Application Process  will begin in early November with the release of Virginia's Request f ...

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 ...

AmeriCorps Celebrates 1 Million Members!

AmeriCorps Celebrates 1 Million Members!

On October 7, National Service will reach an incredible milestone for the nation as it surpasses one million men and women who have joined AmeriCorps since it began. Virginia's members will join members from across the country for simultaneous, nationwide swearing-in ceremonies. Launch events will take place in Wytheville, Arlington, Chesterfield, Norf ...

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 ...

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