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Local Leaders Honor Service

Local Leaders Honor Service

Virginia local leaders and elected officials honored and celebrated National Service Recognition Day, April 3, at events around the state. A record 54 Virginia city and county leaders signed on this year to show their support for National Service on the Corporation for National and Community Service's (CNCS) official website. In Richmond, Mayor Leva ...

President's Volunteer Service Award

President’s Volunteer Service Award

Carroll County Public Schools Lift Up! AmeriCorps member Makayla Haynes was recently awarded a President's Volunteer Service Award at a special ceremony in Abingdon. Makayla, who is a second year AmeriCorps member, received a Bronze Award to recognize her volunteer service last summer through Rooftop of Virginia. She assisted with the two-wee ...

Volunteers Honored in Southwest Virginia

Volunteers Honored in Southwest Virginia

The United Way of Southwest Virginia's 2018 Impact Awards were held March 15, 2018,  in Abingdon. United Way recognized companies, community groups, and individuals who were a part of the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia. The event was sponsored by Appalachian Community Federa ...

Stories of Service: Andrew Richards

Stories of Service: Andrew Richards

As Virginia's AmeriCorps Ambassador for April 2018, Andrew is excited to share his story and show what it is like to serve as an AmeriCorps member. A member serving with the Virginia State Parks - DCR AmeriCorps Program, Andrew was born in Nebraska but moved to Virginia's coast when he was young. "My parents were high achievers and always pus ...

Apply for Youth Preparedness Council

Apply for Youth Preparedness Council

The FEMA Youth Preparedness Council was formed in 2012 to bring together youth leaders from across the country who are highly interested and engaged in advocating youth preparedness and making a difference in their communities. The Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their co ...

Stories of Service: Shweta Tembe

Stories of Service: Shweta Tembe

As Virginia's AmeriCorps Ambassador for March 2018, Shweta is excited to share her story of service and offer a peek inside what it is like to be an AmeriCorps member. An AmeriCorps member serving with the Virginia College Advising Corps at Louisa County High School, she says, "I serve because every student and young person deserves a chance ...

New AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity!

New AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity!

The Virginia Service Commission has released a special targeted AmeriCorps Request for Applications focusing exclusively on activities related to the following: Reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid use; Child wellness related to reducing or preventing child abuse, improving outcomes for child victims of abuse, and improving out ...

Virginia Youth Honored for Service

Virginia Youth Honored for Service

Gretchen Gregor, age 13, and Jocelyn Marencik, age 17, both of Glen Allen, have been named Virginia's top youth volunteers for 2018 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.   Gretchen's Story Gretchen conducted collection drives to provide new blankets to the homeless at Christmastime in Richmond, and to provide school supp ...

Volunteer Week 2018

Volunteer Week 2018

Mark your calendar! April 15-21 is your chance to recognize your volunteers. For 40 years, National Volunteer Week has been about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to serve their communities. In addition to the thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week, it is also the perfect time to promote yo ...

Conference Scholarships Available!

Conference Scholarships Available!

The Virginia Service Foundation is offering a limited number of Scholarships for the 2018 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference. The scholarships awarded would be for up to $100, and could cover part of the registration expense or hotel cost, whichever the recipient prefers. This can either be done by reimbursement if you have already registered ...

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