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National Service Leader Visits Virginia

National Service Leader Visits Virginia

Kim Mansaray, acting CEO for the Corporation for National and Community Service, celebrated AmeriCorps Week by serving as "member for the day" on March 9th at two Virginia program sites. Kim's first stop was at Huguenot High School in Richmond where she spent time with Virginia College Advising Corps members and students. She enjoyed the afternoon at J ...

Red Cross Month

Red Cross Month

Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, thanks to heroes like you. Whether you donate funds, donate blood or volunteer, the Red Cross depends on the community's support to make a difference across the country. Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March "Red Cross Month.” Check out the stori ...

Virginia Education Summits

Virginia Education Summits

Does your program work with students and youth?  Do your members work in Virginia's schools or in out-of-school time programming? Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Virginia's education leaders! The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services will host three day-long sessions across the state featuring workshops and act ...

Teach It Forward! Challenge

Teach It Forward! Challenge

The Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness (CCECC) at Averett University started the Teach It Forward! Challenge (TIF!)  in the spring of 2016 as a way to meet an ongoing need for consistent tutors in the Danville community. The CCECC saw an opportunity to meet this need because Averett students identified tutoring as one of the m ...

Virginia Triad Conference

Virginia Triad Conference

The Statewide Triad Conference (marking Triad’s 22nd birthday!) is scheduled for March 14-16, in Richmond. Just some of topics being covered this year include Mental Health First Aid, The Importance of Caregiver Support, The Impact of the Current Opioid Epidemic on Older Adults, and more! The conference is presented by the Office of Attorney General Ma ...

Celebrate AmeriCorps Week!

Celebrate AmeriCorps Week!

During AmeriCorps Week, April 4-11, 2017, individuals, programs, and organizations will honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni. Beyond showing appreciation for AmeriCorps members, one of the main goals for the week is to increase overall awareness of ...

Fairfax Volunteer Awards

Fairfax Volunteer Awards

The public is invited to the 25th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards "Celebrating Volunteers, the roots of our strong community," on Friday, April 21 at the Waterford at Springfield from 8-10 am. Doors open at 7:15 am for networking.  Early Bird tickets are $45 from March 8 through March 21. Beginning March 22, tickets will be $50.  For mor ...

Volunteer Week 2017

Volunteer Week 2017

It is time to celebrate and thank your volunteers! For 40 years, National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 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 recogni ...

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 ...

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