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MLK Grants Available

MLK Grants Available

Youth Service America is accepting applications for the 2019 MLK Day of Service Grants to activate youth volunteers on MLK Day of Service weekend. Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, these grants offer youth development organizations, community-based organizations, and schools/school districts grant funding and capacity-building training to ...

Workshop Proposals Being Accepted

Workshop Proposals Being Accepted

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is excited to be in the early planning stage for the 2019 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference to be held May 7-8, 2019, in Richmond.  This conference attracts more than 400 human service professionals from across the Commonwealth including volunteer coordinators, program ...

Storm Aftermath: How You Can Help

Storm Aftermath: How You Can Help

With the recent storms, many Virginians witnessing the devastation in North Carolina, South Caroline, Florida, Georgia, and even here in Virginia will be compelled to get involved or to donate to assist in relief efforts. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) wants citizens to be aware of the best ways to get involved without risking t ...

NCCC Members Honored by City

NCCC Members Honored by City

AmeriCorps NCCC Traditional Corps Team River 3 member were recently recognized for their service to the City of Norton at a recent City Council meeting! Members posed with Mayor William Mays and other council members. The team has served for several deployments creating a trail system to boost the economic development of the area. See more photos here. ...

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer!

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.  The nomination period ends at 5:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Honors will be presented in the following categories: Adult Youth Senior Family  Faith-Based Organization Educational Institution ...

Members Take Oath of Service

Members Take Oath of Service

Virginia's AmeriCorps members kicked off their formal year of service with a two-day training event and opening day ceremony September 27-28, at the Virginia Crossings Hotel in Richmond. The "Stand Down for Safety and Wellness" training featured experts in the fields of safety, preparedness and wellness. Members attended workshops on topics like CPR Tr ...

9/11 Day in Virginia

9/11 Day in Virginia

  Individuals and organizations all over the state sprang into action to help their communities in September. Events and projects honored both the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and Day to Serve (Sept. 11-Oct. 10). Virginia's AmeriCorps programs were among the many organizations who hosted projects from food drives to ...

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.    Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as C ...

2018-19 AmeriCorps Programs in Virginia

2018-19 AmeriCorps Programs in Virginia

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced $9,807,162 million in FY18 funding for Virginia National Service programs.  These federal funds will ensure 1,448 AmeriCorps members can continue to volunteer their service to communities across the Commonwealth through nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and faith-based gro ...

NCCC Members Deployed to Virginia

NCCC Members Deployed to Virginia

On August 21, 2018, AmeriCorps NCCC teams departed the AmeriCorps Southern Regional Campus in Vicksburg, MS, campus to begin their first round of service projects across the region. Two teams will be serving in Virginia until October 15, 2018. Members will be serving along the Appalachian Trail and in the City of Norton. NCCC members serving al ...

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