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MLK Day in RVA

MLK Day in RVA

Looking for ways to volunteer on the MLK Day holiday January 15th? HandsOn Greater Richmond has lots of fantastic service opportunities in the region. There are also numerous special events planned throughout the weekend. Here are a few volunteer opportunities that still have space and need your help:   Volunteer   Remove Invasive Plants ...

Service Enterprise Opportunity!

Service Enterprise Opportunity!

Points of Light is now accepting applications for organizations to join the Service Enterprise Initiative as a Hub to help lead capacity-building transformations in their communities. The Service Enterprise Initiative is a national change management program that helps organizations better meet their missions through the power of volunteers. Foundations ...

Volunteer at Evergreen Cemetery

Volunteer at Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond’s East End. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 5,000 plots in Evergreen, most of wh ...

AmeriCorps Info Sessions

AmeriCorps Info Sessions

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) offers regularly-scheduled informational conference calls for the general public to learn more about AmeriCorps and the RFP process in Virginia. The next calls are January 9th and January 11th time, both from 2-3:30pm, will be geared primarily to organizations that are new to national se ...

6 New Year's Resolutions

6 New Year’s Resolutions

Check out this recent post by United Way on "6 New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep by Volunteering." Volunteering offers a wealth of physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits that will spill over into every part of your day-to-day life. Check it out: Right about now, many of us are making the same New Year’s resolutions we made a year ago. Eat bet ...

Stories of Service: Allen Dowell

Stories of Service: Allen Dowell

Allen Dowell, who is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member with CARITAS in the Richmond area has been named the January 2018 Virginia AmeriCorps Brand Ambassador. Allen reflects on his AmeriCorps journey: "I was born in Memphis, TN. I am the oldest of two boys and was spoiled rotten from the word 'go.' I grew up around a lot of people, so I have ...

500 Employers of National Service

500 Employers of National Service

The Employers of National Service (EONS) program has reached the huge benchmark of 500+ employers!  These employers value service and in turn support more than one million AmeriCorps alumni and returning Peace Corps volunteers who have the skills and talents to lead America's workforce.  President Obama launched Employers of National Service ...

Register for Volunteerism Conference

Register for Volunteerism Conference

Online registration is now open for 2018 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference, May 21-22, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Richmond - Midlothian. The annual conference is one of the largest gatherings of nonprofit and service organizations in the Commonwealth. The event, presented by the VDSS Office on Volunteerism and Community Services ...

Honor Fallen Heroes

Honor Fallen Heroes

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 16, the Corporation for National and Community Services's mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. Th ...

Virginia VOAD Across the U.S.

Virginia VOAD Across the U.S.

This past devastating hurricane season brought out the best in many members of Virginia VOAD.  VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is a group of voluntary and non-governmental agencies that collaborate during responses to disaster. In the past, members of state VOADs mostly responded to in-state disaster declarations. The dynamics ...

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