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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 ...

Tax Info You Need to Know

Tax Info You Need to Know

Many of your clients and members may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits, but they must file a tax return in order to claim the credits.  Clients who worked in 2017, and earned less than $54,000 may be able to have their tax returns completed for FREE by an IRS-certified volunteer at a Volunteer Income Tax Ass ...

National Service Awards Extended!

National Service Awards Extended!

The deadline to nominate an outstanding National Service member, volunteer, or alum has been extended to Friday, February 23, 2018, 5pm EST!! 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 ...

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 ...

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