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AmeriCorps Members DC Highlights

AmeriCorps Members DC Highlights

AmeriCorps members serving with the the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps traveled to Washington, DC, recently for a professional development workshop held by The Corps Network. Members were able to examine their strengths and abilities, learn how to apply to federal positions in natural resources, get tips on how to market themselves to potentia ...

Stories of Service: Rachael Haines

Stories of Service: Rachael Haines

Rachel Haines came to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA) as they had just received funding for three new initiatives (credential study, a speakers’ bureau, and internships). At first it was a challenge to comprehend the scope of the region’s 19 cities/counties and 92 schools, but Rachel successfully navigate ...

Day to Serve & 9/11 Grants

Day to Serve & 9/11 Grants

The Virginia Service Foundation is now accepting applications for 2019 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 11-October 10, 2019. These projects must be associated with either Day to Serve or 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. A limit ...

Social Services Staff Serve Together

Social Services Staff Serve Together

VDSS Home Office staff teamed up to volunteer at the Richmond Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP) organization on Friday, May 17. Volunteers completed a painting project at CAPUP's headquarters. ...

Refugee Resettlement Conference

Refugee Resettlement Conference

Plans are underway for the 2019 Virginia Conference on Refugee Resettlement: Weaving a Network of Services for Virginia’s Newcomers, July 25-26, at Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown by Marriott. The conference will offer workshops and interactive training sessions led by experts in the fields of employment, mental health, health and other disciplines rela ...

Virginia National Service Award Winners

Virginia National Service Award Winners

Individuals were honored on May 7, 2019, for their outstanding service at the annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in Richmond. The 3rd Annual Virginia National Service Awards celebrated six AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers who have demonstrated a commitment to service that has impacted countless communities in Virginia. These awar ...

Grants for 9/11 Day Projects

Grants for 9/11 Day Projects

The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance is just a few weeks away and now is the perfect time for your organization to begin planning your service project. The 9/11 Day of Service was originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups, who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor the sacrifice o ...

Video Contest Winners!

Video Contest Winners!

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Virginia Volunteerism Conference Video Contest. Participants submitted videos to this competition finishing the statement "I love volunteering because . . . " Each winner received a Visa Gift Card Prize and the first place winner had their video p ...

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 ...

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