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Volunteerism Awards Underway

Volunteerism Awards Underway

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 a 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, an ...

Get to Know Gina Lewis

Get to Know Gina Lewis

Gina Lovett Lewis has recently been named to the Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism. Gina serves as the Director of the Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program and has been with the program for six years. She considers her position as “an opportunity to connect generations in a way that encourages, recognizes and supports both the child ...

Healthcare Open Enrollment

Healthcare Open Enrollment

Open enrollment starts November 1, and ends December 15, 2017 for Individual Health Insurance. If you are currently enrolled in health insurance through the marketplace, you will be auto-enrolled in the same or a similar plan unless you select a plan by December 15. Several health insurers have made changes for 2017 that may affect you. If your in ...

National Disability Month

National Disability Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month takes place each October to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "Inclusion Drives Innovation." The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congr ...

Retirement Security Week

Retirement Security Week

Does your organization work with financial planning or deal directly with seniors? Whether retirement for you is down the road or right around the corner, National Retirement Security Week (October 15-21) is a good time to educate your constituents on how to evaluate their savings plans.  Six in 10 workers say they have saved for retirement, accor ...

Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day

Make A Difference Day, October 28th, is one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. Volunteers from around the nation come together with a common mission: to improve the lives of others. Sponsored by TEGNA, the Arby's Foundation and Points of Light, Make A Difference Day shows that anyone, no matter of age or background, can make an im ...

Nominate Outstanding Youth

Nominate Outstanding Youth

Nominations are now being accepted for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the nation's largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding ser ...

Helping Puerto Rico

Helping Puerto Rico

Less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island, Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, the worst natural disaster the island has seen in nearly a century. Much of the island continues to not have running water or electricity; around 80 percent of the island’s crops have been destroyed. Here's some ways you can help recommended by ...

VISTA Positions Available

VISTA Positions Available

Two positions are available for AmeriCorps VISTAs at the Capital Region Collaborative. The mission of the Collaborative is to bring together local government, business & community stakeholders to achieve a shared vision for the Richmond Region. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2017. Opportunity Youth VISTA: Are you passionate about ...

AmeriCorps General Info Session

AmeriCorps General Info Session

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) offers regularly-scheduled informational conference calls for the general public to learn more about AmeriCorps and the RFP process in Virginia. The next call October 17th from 1-3pm EST, will be geared primarily to organizations that are new to national service, but it will also provide ...

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