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2-1-1 Makes Nearly 200,000 Referrals

2-1-1 Makes Nearly 200,000 Referrals

2-1-1 Virginia, the Commonwealth's information and referral system connecting people with available community services, provided nearly 200,000 referrals for needed services last year! The free phone service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and maintains a secured database of more than 6,000 agencies. The professionally-train ...

AmeriCorps Impacts STEM Skills

AmeriCorps Impacts STEM Skills

The Dan River Year (DRY) AmeriCorps program supports southern Virginia’s interest in improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outcomes for the region’s citizens The program primarily focuses on K-12 students, job seekers and incumbent workers in the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, and Patrick; and the cities of Martinsville ...

9/11 Project Planned in Alexandria

9/11 Project Planned in Alexandria

Volunteer Alexandria  will partner with the Ivy Hill Cemetery to honor those laid to rest by repairing and painting a fountain that was dedicated to the firefighters. In addition, volunteers will landscape and plant flowers followed by a "Character Does Matter" presentation. The project will take place September 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  This volunteer oppor ...

National Governors Highlight Service

National Governors Highlight Service

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe continued to show her support for National Service at the National Governors Association’s 2016 Summer Meeting, July 14-17, in Des Moines, IO. Over the four day meeting, the First Lady joined Corporation for National and Community Service Director Wendy Spencer and AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to package 50,000 meals ...

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 ...

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