2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Terry McAuliffe  announced  recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards on April 20th during an awards ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual and organization volunteers make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am proud and honored ...

Students to Benefit from Summit

Students to Benefit from Summit

The Office of Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) AmeriCorps team, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, hosted the first national service Education Summit event in March.  This opportunity was possible through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Commission Investment Funds for training and technical a ...

Grants Address Opioid Crisis

Grants Address Opioid Crisis

ATTENTION: DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 2PM, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017! The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) has released a targeted priority Request for Applications focusing on (1) reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse; and/or (2) strengthening law enforcement and community relations.  To see the RFP, go to h ...

Inclusive Communities Grants

Inclusive Communities Grants

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is seeking Letters of Interest in response to two Competitive Requests for Proposal (RFPs). Approximately $400,000 is available for multiple awards. Grant projects will begin October 1, 2017, and are 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Li ...

Serving Richmond Public Schools

Serving Richmond Public Schools

Virginia Department of Social Services home office staff joined together to volunteer for Richmond Public Schools (RPS) at two locations on Friday, March 3rd. More than 20 staff members served at the RPS Teacher Supply Store  and the the McKinney Vento Center which serves homeless public school students and families. One team sorted school supplies and ...

Virginia Education Summits

Virginia Education Summits

Does your program work with students and youth?  Do your members work in Virginia's schools or in out-of-school time programming? Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Virginia's education leaders! The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services will host three day-long sessions across the state featuring workshops and act ...

AmeriCorps Targeted Priority Grants

The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) has released a targeted priority Request for Applications focusing on (1) reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse; and/or (2) strengthening law enforcement and community relations. https://vendor.epro.cgipdc.com/webapp/VSSAPPX/Advantage, and then search for Solicitation: OVCS ...

Teach It Forward! Challenge

Teach It Forward! Challenge

The Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness (CCECC) at Averett University started the Teach It Forward! Challenge (TIF!)  in the spring of 2016 as a way to meet an ongoing need for consistent tutors in the Danville community. The CCECC saw an opportunity to meet this need because Averett students identified tutoring as one of the m ...

Virginia Triad Conference

Virginia Triad Conference

The Statewide Triad Conference (marking Triad’s 22nd birthday!) is scheduled for March 14-16, in Richmond. Just some of topics being covered this year include Mental Health First Aid, The Importance of Caregiver Support, The Impact of the Current Opioid Epidemic on Older Adults, and more! The conference is presented by the Office of Attorney General Ma ...

Volunteer Week 2017

Volunteer Week 2017

It is time to celebrate and thank your volunteers! For 40 years, National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 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 your cause and recogni ...

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