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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 ...

Is AmeriCorps Right for Your Organization?

Is AmeriCorps Right for Your Organization?

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps formula funding cycle. View information about this funding opportunity now. Applications for funding are due by 11:59 p.m., February 1, 2017. Since the program's founding in 1994, 1 million AmeriCorp ...

Get to Know Zach Leonsis

Get to Know Zach Leonsis

One of the latest appointees to the Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, Zach currently serves as vice president and general manager of Monumental Sports Network, a first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile and over-the-top platforms. An active member of his community, he is involved in a variety of nonprofi ...

Get to Know Julie Strandlie

Get to Know Julie Strandlie

One of Virginia's latest appointee to the Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, July currently serves as a government relations and grassroots advocacy consultant and as an appointed member on the Fairfax County Planning Commission. Her professional experience includes 12+ years as the American Bar Association’s grassroots director and ...

10 Ways to Support and Honor Veterans

10 Ways to Support and Honor Veterans

Looking for some ways your organization can serve our veterans this Veterans Day, November 11th? Check out the National Service Blog for a list of great ideas and resources to help you get started. 10 Ways to Support and Honor Veterans National Service Blog, November 2016 On Veterans Day, November 11, we honor the brave men and women who have selfle ...

25 Questions to Get the Story

25 Questions to Get the Story

Vanessa Chase Lockshin details some great suggestions for questions when interviewing to develop stories for your nonprofit. This post appeared in the August 2016 edition of The Storytelling Nonprofit Blog. Story interviews (or narrative interviews) are almost always necessary in order to tell a rich, interesting story. When you are able to talk to ...

Campus Safety Forum Date Set

Campus Safety Forum Date Set

Mark your calendars for the Virginia Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum, March 6-9, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth. Hosted by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in partnership with the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA), the forum will bring together experts in the field ...

Wanted: Workshop Proposals

Wanted: Workshop Proposals

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is excited to be in the early planning stage for the 2017 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference to be held May 16-17, 2017, in Richmond.  This conference attracts more than 400 human service professionals from across the Commonwealth including volunteer coordinators, program managers and ...

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer

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 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, and ...

Kicking Off School Year with Heart

Kicking Off School Year with Heart

Virginia Social Services Staff Volunteer at Back to School Event Hundreds of Richmond Public Schools (RPS) students received backpacks packed with school supplies, personal care packs and healthy snacks at at large-scale Back to School Event sponsored by the RPS Homeless Education Program. Staff from the Virginia Department of Social Service (VDSS) Ho ...

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