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VISTA Positions Available Across State!

VISTA Positions Available Across State!

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families and individuals living in poverty? There are new opportunities to work in a position as an AmeriCorps VISTA in areas all across the Commonwealth! The Virginia Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) office has established a new partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA to inc ...

NCCC Teams Deployed in Virginia

NCCC Teams Deployed in Virginia

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) has deployed three teams of members to serve across the Commonwealth. Teams will address homelessness, ecotourism and environmental conservation. Virginia Housing Alliance will host a team from August 17-September 15, 2016, with the mission of expanding affordable housing opportunities and helpi ...

AmeriCorps and Veteran Homelessness

AmeriCorps and Veteran Homelessness

Governor McAuliffe recently spoke at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans annual conference and praised the work of all of the Virginia AmeriCorps programs that have helped the Commonwealth achieve functional zero veterans homeless.  "In Virginia, we built a network to insure that veteran homelessness is rare, brief, and non-reoccurring," said ...

July AmeriCorps Program Training

July AmeriCorps Program Training

What? This event is the annual Virginia AmeriCorps Program Training. This will be different from the June orientation, and we’re looking forward to all AmeriCorps State programs being represented. The training will focus heavily on performance planning and measurement, collaboration among programs, and individual and group technical assistance.  You’l ...

Program Spotlight: Community Residences

Program Spotlight: Community Residences

For more than 40 years, Community Residences (CR) has advocated on behalf of people with disabilities. In partnership with a community of caring professionals, volunteers, families and community leaders, CR embraces a belief that every person has the right to participate in community life and contribute to its common well-being. Volunteerism embodies c ...

How to Help West Virginia

How to Help West Virginia

Our neighbors are in trouble. The utter devastation that the floods have caused to families in West Virginia is catastrophic. If you would like to lend a hand, visit www.volunteerwv.org and wvvoad.communityos.org to learn more about you can volunteer or be helpful in other ways. It is critically important that individuals not self-deploy. Please regist ...

New National STEM Efforts

New National STEM Efforts

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced several commitments from federal agencies to support FedServe: One Million Hours of STEM Volunteering campaign. Joining CNCS, in today’s announcement are the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA, the Nat ...

Mini-Grants for Day to Serve & 9/11 Day

Mini-Grants for Day to Serve & 9/11 Day

The Virginia Service Foundation is now accepting applications for 2016 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 10-October 11, 2016. These projects must be associated with either Day to Serve or 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. A limi ...

State Commission Welcomes Joy Wade!

State Commission Welcomes Joy Wade!

Joy Wade has recently joined the Office on Volunteerism and Community Services as one of the new AmeriCorps Program Senior Consultants. Joy has more than 12 years of experience within the field of Human Services/Child Protective Services (CPS), with a degree in sociology, advanced training in high risk child abuse cases, and VCA certification. Most rec ...

Virginia Colleges Support Service

Virginia Colleges Support Service

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe welcomed college and university presidents across Virginia for a special celebration at the Governor’s mansion to thank them for their commitment to service years in higher education. The event recognized more than 50 higher education institutions, including all Virginia public colleges and community colleges, that have sig ...

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