About Us

The Virginia Service Commission, within the Virginia Department of Social Services, is the lead agency for volunteerism and service for the Commonwealth of Virginia. We believe volunteers build strong communities and have a lasting impact on the areas they serve.

The Virginia Service Commission supports the service and volunteerism sector by collaboratively setting priorities for service and volunteerism, serving as catalysts and ambassadors for service, cultivating a sustainable infrastructure for service and volunteerism, and developing resources for the Commonwealth.

In addition to overseeing the annual grant competition that awards funding to AmeriCorps State and other community service programs, VSC actively works to determine community needs, set policy and program priorities, provide training and assistance, support national days of service, promote service and volunteering, and actively recognize individuals and organizations from all sectors for their
contributions within their communities.

The Virginia Service Commission is supported by the Virginia Service Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 organization, works intimately with the Virginia Volunteer Center Network and other partner organizations, and is guided by the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism.

In 2022, the Commission launched a sweeping new three-year strategy in the Virginia State Service Plan to focus on ways we will "meet the moment" through service and volunteerism.

Image of the Virginia 22-24 State Service Plan, called "Meeting the Moment"

There are exciting opportunities for you take part within your community, within this ecosystem, and within the state service plan. Let us know how you would like to "meet the moment" and become more involved with the Virginia Service Commission and its plan!

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