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2019 Volunteerism Award Winners

2019 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Ralph Northam recognized the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards during a special ceremony held at the Executive Mansion yesterday evening. The annual awards program spotlights the outstanding efforts that individual volunteers and organizations contribute on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealt ...

Local Leaders Honor National Service

Local Leaders Honor National Service

Virginia's local leaders and elected officials honored and celebrated AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members on April 2, National Service Recognition Day. In Richmond, Mayor Levar Stoney created a special video message and Chesterfield County Deputy Administrator Bill Dupler welcomed nearly 100 AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps members a ...

Volunteer Week is Here!

Volunteer Week is Here!

Take time to celebrate your volunteers April 7-13, National Volunteer Week. This is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. Today, as people strive to lead lives that reflect their values, the exp ...

NCCC Teams in Virginia

NCCC Teams in Virginia

This February and March, AmeriCorps NCCC teams will be deployed to four separate areas in Virginia from the AmeriCorps Southern Regional Campus in Vicksburg, MS. Projects in Abingdon, Lynchburg, and Suffolk are new to Virginia with one returning project in Harrisonburg.  In Abingdon, members will help with the Critical Home Repair Program ...

AmeriCorps Week 2019

AmeriCorps Week 2019

AmeriCorps Week 2019 (March 10-16, 2019) is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations, to the members who have pledged to “Get Things Done” since the program’s inception in 1994. The weeklong celebration also honors the contributions and sup ...

SNAP Update

SNAP Update

Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive their February food benefits early due to the federal government shutdown. This change will affect all SNAP recipients in Virginia scheduled to receive benefits during the first week of February, regardless of case number or usual issuance date. The early issuance will ...

Plan to Serve on MLK Day!

Plan to Serve on MLK Day!

Make 2019 a year to focus on service! Kick off the new year by planning to serve on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 21st. What kind of projects are available across Virginia? For a complete list of projects, visit MLK.gov or contact your local volunteer center. Here's a few volunteer projects to get you started:  ...

Volunteer for Richmond Habitat

Volunteer for Richmond Habitat

Richmond Habitat and ReStore is in great need of volunteer help at both of their ReStores and all three of their construction sites. All Habitat construction shifts are 8am-3pm. Also, now that the Chesterfield ReStore is open on Sundays, volunteers are needed 6 out of 7 days a week. No prior skills or knowledge is necessary to participate and all tools ...

VISTA Leader Position Open

VISTA Leader Position Open

The Virginia Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Office in the Virginia Department of Social Services is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA leader. The CSBG Office is dedicated to helping individuals and families move from poverty to self-sufficiency.  This mission is fully aligned with the anti-poverty mission of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, whic ...

Stories of Service: Haden Parrish

Stories of Service: Haden Parrish

Meet Haden Parrish, Virginia's AmeriCorps Brand Ambassador for December 2018! Haden, who is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member with the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC) program, says his own high school experiences influenced his decision to join AmeriCorps. "When I graduated high school I was able to attend the University of Virginia and ...

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