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VISTA Aids Virginia Hurricane Victims

VISTA Aids Virginia Hurricane Victims

Last October, Hurricane Matthew caused more than $25 million worth of damage to more than 2,300 homes and businesses in eastern Virginia. Many families and business owners were simply overwhelmed by the extent of the destruction to their properties. Enter AmeriCorps VISTA! Nine VISTA members were deployed at the end of November to help repair and clean ...

Problem with Executive Sessions

Problem with Executive Sessions

In nonprofit consultant Joan Garry's recent blog, she reveals how boards can wreak havoc when they call for an executive session. Here's what to do if this happens in your organization: "With no warning, the board decides to go into Executive Session. The Executive Director is asked to leave the room. An hour or more goes by, but to the ED it seems mu ...

AmeriCorps Affiliate Positions Available

AmeriCorps Affiliate Positions Available

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is accepting applications for designation of national service positions to be AmeriCorps Affiliate. AmeriCorps Affiliate began in 2016 as a pilot initiative to engage more youth in service and to increase the number of national service positions available through local support. CNCS is now expan ...

January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month and, throughout this month, the Virginia Mentoring Partnership will be coordinating programming and awareness efforts to build the visibility of mentoring across the state.  Launched in 2002 by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Mentoring Mo ...

What Are You Doing for MLK Day?

What Are You Doing for MLK Day?

The Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, January 16, is a perfect opportunity for all of us to honor Dr. King's legacy through service. How can you serve? Identify military families in your community in need of yard sprucing, home repairs, etc., and organize a day of work. Organize a canned food drive for your local food bank. Host a tax prepara ...

Pearl Harbor & Birth of Service

Pearl Harbor & Birth of Service

  Lessons of the past are fuel for our future. This week, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a tragedy for the United States Navy and all Americans.  Yet, from tragedy, America sprinted into action and the true power of public service and volunteerism was revitalized and changed our Nation, forever. In 1941, America was divided on ...

Fairfax Volunteer Awards Nominations

Fairfax Volunteer Awards Nominations

Nominations open January 2 for the 25th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Volunteer Fairfax, Chairman Sharon Bulova and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proudly present the 2017 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards on Friday, April 21. The community is invited to submit nominations for the outstanding volunteer(s) in your organi ...

Annual Fairfax Give Together in January

Annual Fairfax Give Together in January

Save the Date! The 8th Annual Give Together in Fairfax in January 16, 2017! Families with school-age children are invited to give together on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, on Monday, January 16. Give Together is a family volunteer event with service projects specially designed for young people and little hands. All activities will ...

NCCC Team Impacts Southwest Virginia

NCCC Team Impacts Southwest Virginia

For three years, the Flag Rock Recreation Area had hoped to get a hard working AmeriCorps NCCC team to come and work on the planned 1.4 mile Magnolia Trail. A few weeks ago, they got their wish when a team of nine NCCC members was recently deployed to their site for three and a half weeks. The team assisted with the construction of a dirt track that sn ...

Virginia Shines in Volunteerism Report

Virginia Shines in Volunteerism Report

Virginia ranks 3rd in the U.S. for number of hours volunteered per resident in the U.S.last year! The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America report released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), revealed that more than 30 percent of Virginians volunteer contributing more than $6 million in economic impact to the Commonwea ...

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