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First Lady Supports AmeriCorps Teams

First Lady Supports AmeriCorps Teams

Virginia's AmeriCorps Programs were thrilled to welcome First Lady McAuliffe at their annual program directors training event in Richmond, July 18-20. The First Lady made note of the enormity of Virginia's role in supporting national programs like Employers of National Service and the Service Year Initiative. She mentioned the success of many of our pr ...

2016-17 AmeriCorps State Programs

2016-17 AmeriCorps State Programs

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is proud to announce the 2016-17 AmeriCorps State Grantees. There are 20 programs this year located in throughout the Commonwealth focusing on community needs in education and youth, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, disaster services, and healthy futures. Additionally, there are ...

2016 Points of Light Conference

2016 Points of Light Conference

The Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, June 27-29, in Detroit, provided valuable tools and training, as well as a lot of inspiration, to Virginia organizations. OVCS Director Gail Harris, along with Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism members Ashley Hall and Vanessa Diamond and two representatives from Virginia's ...

VISTA Positions Available Across State!

VISTA Positions Available Across State!

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families and individuals living in poverty? There are new opportunities to work in a position as an AmeriCorps VISTA in areas all across the Commonwealth! The Virginia Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) office has established a new partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA to inc ...

NCCC Teams Deployed in Virginia

NCCC Teams Deployed in Virginia

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) has deployed three teams of members to serve across the Commonwealth. Teams will address homelessness, ecotourism and environmental conservation. Virginia Housing Alliance will host a team from August 17-September 15, 2016, with the mission of expanding affordable housing opportunities and helpi ...

AmeriCorps and Veteran Homelessness

AmeriCorps and Veteran Homelessness

Governor McAuliffe recently spoke at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans annual conference and praised the work of all of the Virginia AmeriCorps programs that have helped the Commonwealth achieve functional zero veterans homeless.  "In Virginia, we built a network to insure that veteran homelessness is rare, brief, and non-reoccurring," said ...

July AmeriCorps Program Training

July AmeriCorps Program Training

What? This event is the annual Virginia AmeriCorps Program Training. This will be different from the June orientation, and we’re looking forward to all AmeriCorps State programs being represented. The training will focus heavily on performance planning and measurement, collaboration among programs, and individual and group technical assistance.  You’l ...

Program Spotlight: Community Residences

Program Spotlight: Community Residences

For more than 40 years, Community Residences (CR) has advocated on behalf of people with disabilities. In partnership with a community of caring professionals, volunteers, families and community leaders, CR embraces a belief that every person has the right to participate in community life and contribute to its common well-being. Volunteerism embodies c ...

How to Help West Virginia

How to Help West Virginia

Our neighbors are in trouble. The utter devastation that the floods have caused to families in West Virginia is catastrophic. If you would like to lend a hand, visit www.volunteerwv.org and wvvoad.communityos.org to learn more about you can volunteer or be helpful in other ways. It is critically important that individuals not self-deploy. Please regist ...

New National STEM Efforts

New National STEM Efforts

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced several commitments from federal agencies to support FedServe: One Million Hours of STEM Volunteering campaign. Joining CNCS, in today’s announcement are the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA, the Nat ...

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