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 ...

Is AmeriCorps Right for You?

Is AmeriCorps Right for You?

The grant application process for 2018-19 Virginia AmeriCorps State Formula Funding is underway! Does your organization have a passion for service and a desire to develop leaders? Grants assist groups in recruiting, training, and placing individuals to address critical needs in your community. AmeriCorps engages thousands of individuals on a full- or p ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Virginia AmeriCorps Photo Wins

Virginia AmeriCorps Photo Wins

The national Service Year Alliance has selected a photo submitted by the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research – Dan River AmeriCorps program as the Photo of the Month for their “For One Year: My Office” social media campaign. The program won a $100 Amazon gift card for their submission and the image is being used during the campaign. Congratula ...

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 ...

Plan Now for Day to Serve

Plan Now for Day to Serve

Last year, there were more than 1,500 service events hosted across Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC, as part of Day to Serve, September 9-October 10. More than 64,000 individuals spent time serving their communities by collecting food, cleaning parks, and more! Please commit now to being a part of this incredible service event whic ...

Virginia 2017-18 AmeriCorps Grantees

Virginia 2017-18 AmeriCorps Grantees

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (which serves as the Virginia State Service Commission) is proud to announce the 2017-18 Virginia AmeriCorps State Grantees. There are 10 programs this year located throughout the Commonwealth focusing on community needs in education and youth, economic opportunity, envi ...

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