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Senior Corps RSVP Grants

Senior Corps RSVP Grants

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to increase the impact of national service in one or more counties across the country through the 2017 RSVP Expansion Competition. CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the National Performanc ...

VA Youth Win National Awards

VA Youth Win National Awards

Lucia Hoerr, age 16, of Charlottesville, and Shashir Sriramoju, age 14, of Ashburn, have been named Virginia's top youth volunteers for 2017 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National As ...

101 Ways to Recognize Volunteers

101 Ways to Recognize Volunteers

For 40 years, National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, has been about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to serve their communities. In addition to the thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week, it is also the perfect time to promote your cause and recognize your volunteers. Check out these fantastic ideas ...

AmeriCorps Week is March 6-11

AmeriCorps Week is March 6-11

AmeriCorps Week is  a time to show the impact of national service programs in local communities, around the Commonwealth, and beyond! AmeriCorps programs will be sharing member stories and detailing how their programs have improved their communities. Programs will also take this time to thank members, volunteers, and partners. To share your support on ...

President's Volunteer Awards in SWVA

President’s Volunteer Awards in SWVA

After an extended application process, United Way of Southwest Virginia has been selected and approved as an official Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The national President’s Volunteer Service Award program was created by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation as a way to thank and honor American ...

International Service Opportunities

International Service Opportunities

Global Service Corps (GSC) is an international nonprofit that offers service-learning volunteer programs. GSC is one of few international volunteer organizations that has the unique ability to process the AmeriCorps Segal Award for their programs through a partnership with the University at Albany, SUNY. GSC currently offers programs in Cambodia. In Ca ...

Habitat Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat Volunteer Opportunities

Richmond Habitat has a number of opportunities to volunteer this winter. Whether you're interested in swinging a hammer or helping out at the Habitat ReStore retail outlet, there's a service opportunity for you! To sign up individually or schedule a team day, email wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org. Individuals can also sign up directly on the calendar at h ...

AmeriCorps MLK Day Impact

AmeriCorps MLK Day Impact

Nearly 200 Virginia AmeriCorps members leapt into action and got things done across the state to serve their communities for MLK Day of Service, January 16th. The members recruited and mobilized nearly 550 volunteers donating nearly 2,600 volunteer hours for projects ranging from collecting food items to making blankets for animals in shelters! In Rich ...

Stories of Service: Shay Wilson

Stories of Service: Shay Wilson

The Corps Network has named Virginia AmeriCorps member Shanique (Shay) Wilson of the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps as one of the 2017 Corps Members of the Year! Shay is one of five members selected from more than 100 organizations representing 23,000 members. She joined AmeriCorps looking for a change of pace from her job at a restaurant. Lit ...

New AmeriCorps Background Check Guide

New AmeriCorps Background Check Guide

CNCS has launched a new resource on National Service Criminal History Checks (NSCHC), the NSCHC State by State Guide! This newly-developed resource provides the following for each state and US territory: For State Checks The CNCS-designated state repository for each state with contact information Information on the cost of state checks through ...

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