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 ...

CNCS Receives VOAD Award

CNCS Receives VOAD Award

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently received the 2017 Partner of the Year Award from National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). The award recognizes the contributions CNCS programs have had in disaster response and recovery efforts throughout the country during the last year. NVOAD is ...

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 9-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 l ...

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. ...

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