Make This a Summer of Service!

Make This a Summer of Service!

With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about ways in which young people and their families can serve their communities during the break. Service and volunteerism gives youth an identity and purpose and helps them to develop important skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. Consider ways ...

Day to Serve 2017

Day to Serve 2017

Day to Serve, September 11-October 10, is a unique annual initiative that transcends politics and religious differences. Coinciding with the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, this service period seeks to unites people of all faiths, races, cultures, and backgrounds with the shared goal of helping those in need and improving the communities where we ...

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. Earth Day Celebration

Carroll Co. Earth Day Celebration

Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps program enlisted the help of 300 plus student volunteers in grades 5 through 8 to create Earth Day inspirational grocery bags to be placed in 7 locally owned stores to spread the word about ways to save the earth's resources. See photos from this project. ...

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 ...

Housing Conference Proposals Needed

Housing Conference Proposals Needed

The Governor's 2017 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference in Norfolk, November 15-17, has issued a Call for Proposals. This year's housing conference's theme is "Fostering Inclusive Communities." Inclusion means the action of including or being included, being connected and involved. Fostering inclusion encompasses our civic responsibility to address ...

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 ...

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 ...

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