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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 ...

July AmeriCorps Program Training

July AmeriCorps Program Training

What? This event is the annual Virginia AmeriCorps Program Training. This will be different from the June orientation, and we’re looking forward to all AmeriCorps State programs being represented. The training will focus heavily on performance planning and measurement, collaboration among programs, and individual and group technical assistance.  You’l ...

Program Spotlight: Community Residences

Program Spotlight: Community Residences

For more than 40 years, Community Residences (CR) has advocated on behalf of people with disabilities. In partnership with a community of caring professionals, volunteers, families and community leaders, CR embraces a belief that every person has the right to participate in community life and contribute to its common well-being. Volunteerism embodies c ...

How to Help West Virginia

How to Help West Virginia

Our neighbors are in trouble. The utter devastation that the floods have caused to families in West Virginia is catastrophic. If you would like to lend a hand, visit www.volunteerwv.org and wvvoad.communityos.org to learn more about you can volunteer or be helpful in other ways. It is critically important that individuals not self-deploy. Please regist ...

New National STEM Efforts

New National STEM Efforts

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced several commitments from federal agencies to support FedServe: One Million Hours of STEM Volunteering campaign. Joining CNCS, in today’s announcement are the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA, the Nat ...

Mini-Grants for Day to Serve & 9/11 Day

Mini-Grants for Day to Serve & 9/11 Day

The Virginia Service Foundation is now accepting applications for 2016 Service Project Mini-Grants. Qualifying organizations may be eligible for an award of up to $250 to use towards hosting a service project between September 10-October 11, 2016. These projects must be associated with either Day to Serve or 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. A limi ...

State Commission Welcomes Joy Wade!

State Commission Welcomes Joy Wade!

Joy Wade has recently joined the Office on Volunteerism and Community Services as one of the new AmeriCorps Program Senior Consultants. Joy has more than 12 years of experience within the field of Human Services/Child Protective Services (CPS), with a degree in sociology, advanced training in high risk child abuse cases, and VCA certification. Most rec ...

Virginia Colleges Support Service

Virginia Colleges Support Service

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe welcomed college and university presidents across Virginia for a special celebration at the Governor’s mansion to thank them for their commitment to service years in higher education. The event recognized more than 50 higher education institutions, including all Virginia public colleges and community colleges, that have sig ...

Welcome Roxanne Saunders!

Welcome Roxanne Saunders!

The Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is excited to introduce Roxanne Saunders as Fiscal Officer with AmeriCorps. Previously, Roxanne served as Program Fiscal Monitor of the Office of Newcomer Services Unit for five years. Roxanne also worked with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) for more than 15 years. During h ...

Volunteer Awards Across Virginia

Volunteer Awards Across Virginia

Several communities around the Commonwealth honored outstanding volunteers at special ceremonies and events recently. Organizations and individuals were recognized in Roanoke, Fairfax, Hanover and Alexandria over the last few weeks. Their efforts not only served communities in need across the Commonwealth, but also across the U.S. and abroad. The 24 ...

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