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Stories of Service: Audia Harris

Stories of Service: Audia Harris

Audia Harris, who is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member with Dan River Year AmeriCorps at the Institute of Advance Learning and Research in the Danville area has been named the February 2018 Virginia AmeriCorps Brand Ambassador. Audia who was born in Danville, is 32 years old and currently serving a third term as an AmeriCorps member. "I live in ...

AmeriCorps Week 2018

AmeriCorps Week 2018

AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations across the country, to the members who have committed to "Get Things Done" since the program’s inception in 1994. As part of the 2018 festivities, programs across Virginia and t ...

New Targeted AmeriCorps Grants

New Targeted AmeriCorps Grants

The AmeriCorps Team will soon be releasing another Request for Applications that will focus exclusively on activities related to: 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 outcomes for foster youth, includi ...

Nominate Hanover Volunteers!

Nominate Hanover Volunteers!

Do you know someone who is making a difference in our community? The Hanover 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards highlight the contributions and dedication of local volunteers who are making positive impacts on our quality of life. These awards allow the community to acknowledge the work of our local “unsung heroes”. Anyone may nominate inspiring ind ...

Funding Opportunity for Schools

Funding Opportunity for Schools

#LeadASAP Tapestry Collection Spark the Arts grants of $500 will be awarded to up to 10 youth, schools, youth development/afterschool programs, and community-based organizations in the Richmond, Virginia area to support youth-led projects that activate volunteers ages 12-25. Projects will take place in the Spring of 2018. Proposed projects should us ...

Is AmeriCorps Right for You?

Is AmeriCorps Right for You?

The grant application process for 2018-19 Virginia AmeriCorps State Formula Funding is underway! Does your organization have a passion for service and a desire to develop leaders? Grants assist groups in recruiting, training, and placing individuals to address critical needs in your community. AmeriCorps engages thousands of individuals on a full- or p ...

Spread the Word About EITC

Spread the Word About EITC

Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit. But to get it, you must file a tax return and claim it. January 26th is National EITC Awareness Day -- a nationwide effort to increase awareness about EITC and free tax preparation sites. This year, IRS is promoting EITC and providing information on other ref ...

2018 National Service Awards

2018 National Service Awards

Does your organization have a secret weapon? If you have individuals currently and/or formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps, you know they are making a real impact! Whether its the AmeriCorps member tutoring elementary school students with their reading skills, the Senior Companion gi ...

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

Several AmeriCorps VISTA positions are now available in Richmond, Newport News and Gate City. Community Action Agencies in these areas are searching for individuals to help to ensure that low income families and individuals receive education and deliver essential services regarding opioid and substance abuse with the goal of prevention. The VISTA will ...

MLK Day Opportunities

MLK Day Opportunities

It is not too late to sign up to volunteer over the MLK Day of Service weekend. There are opportunities to celebrate and and serve all across Virginia -- from painting murals to feeding the homeless! Here's a few ways you can honor Dr. King this weekend: Distribution of Disaster Preparedness Materials (Alexandria) – AmeriCorps members will team up ...

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