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 ...

Puerto Rico Background Checks

Puerto Rico Background Checks

Due to the second hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico, their sex offender registry is currently not reporting to NSOPW.gov and NSOPW search results are missing information from Puerto Rico. Due to the fact that this makes it impossible for grantees to complete the NSOPW check for all jurisdictions for an unknown period of time arising from these extreme ...

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

The Corporation for National and Community Service understands that many of us want to help the residents of Texas experiencing Hurricane Harvey right now. They've provided some reminders about what to do when disaster strikes that they encourage you to take to heart and share with friends and relatives. Do not self-deploy as a volunteer to a dis ...

NC AmeriCorps Hosts VA Team

NC AmeriCorps Hosts VA Team

Virginia AmeriCorps Program Officers Joy Wade and Roxanne Saunders traveled to Raleigh, NC, July 1-2, to attend and present at the North Carolina AmeriCorps Commission’s 2017-18 Program Directors Start-Up Training. The pair had the opportunity to get to know North Carolina AmeriCorps Commission staff and 2017-18 AmeriCorps Sub-grantees Tuesday eve ...

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Virginia

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has awarded federal AmeriCorps funding to the City of Richmond Human Services Commission to combat the opioid epidemic and its devastating effects on families, communities, workplaces, health care, and the state. The City of Richmond, through the Richm ...

9/11 Day of Service

9/11 Day of Service

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups, who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor the sacrifice of those who were lost and who united in response to 9/11. In 2009, Congress design ...

National Service Members Honored

National Service Members Honored

Senior Corps and AmeriCorps members serving in Virginia who have performed outstanding service to their communities were honored at the 2017 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference on May 16, 2017. The first annual Virginia National Service Awards honored five amazing individuals who were nominated by their organization's program directors/sponsor ...

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available

The Virginia Housing Alliance is looking for a number of individuals to serve in AmeriCorps VISTA positions across the Commonwealth. AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nati ...

Carroll Co. Hosts Health Event

Carroll Co. Hosts Health Event

The Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps Tutoring Program partnered with the CAVS after-school remediation program for 60 plus students to sponsor an after-school event that showcased exercise, nutrition, and other healthy habits. Nine recruited volunteers provided sessions on strength-building exercises, Taekwondo, and refit movement to music. The eve ...

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