AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

Could AmeriCorps be the solution your organization is looking for to make greater impact in your community? The Virginia Service Commission has announced its RFA for 2022-23 AmeriCorps State Competitive Grants. The RFA is available at, A Mandatory Pre-Application Conference Call will be held on November 8, 10:30am-12:30pm for organizations interested in applying. The … Read more

National Service Awards

Your organization has a secret weapon! The individuals currently and formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps are making a real impact. Whether it’s the AmeriCorps member tutoring elementary school students with their reading skills, the Senior Companion giving hope to other seniors experiencing tough times, or a … Read more

Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff!

Vickie Johnson-Scott joins the Office on Volunteerism and Community Services as AmeriCorps Disaster Readiness and Response Coordinator. She is a retiree of the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) where she worked in numerous management positions. Her last position was the Northern Regional Director of VDSS. She followed her love of Emergency Management and worked … Read more

Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) is excited to announced two new staff members to the AmeriCorps team.   Shannon Girouard Shannon recently joined OVCS as Fiscal Officer for the AmeriCorps team. Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in government from the College of William and Mary and a master’s of public administration … Read more

Interested in AmeriCorps VISTA?

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking concept papers for the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program. Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 2:00 PM ET. to learn more about this opportunity and how to submit a concept paper. The next round of concept … Read more

Virginia National Service Award Winners

Individuals were honored on May 7, 2019, for their outstanding service at the annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in Richmond. The 3rd Annual Virginia National Service Awards celebrated six AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers who have demonstrated a commitment to service that has impacted countless communities in Virginia. These awards shine a light on … Read more

AmeriCorps Info Sessions

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) offers regularly-scheduled informational conference calls for the general public to learn more about AmeriCorps and the RFP process in Virginia. The next calls are January 9th and January 11th time, both from 2-3:30pm, will be geared primarily to organizations that are new to national service, but … Read more

$13M in Virginia AmeriCorps Funding

Governor McAuliffe today announced nearly $13 million in FY17 funding for Virginia through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  These federal funds will support more than 5,700 people of all ages and backgrounds as they help to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Virginia. National service … Read more

State Commission Welcomes Joy Wade!

Joy Wade

Joy Wade has recently joined the Office on Volunteerism and Community Services as one of the new AmeriCorps Program Senior Consultants. Joy has more than 12 years of experience within the field of Human Services/Child Protective Services (CPS), with a degree in sociology, advanced training in high risk child abuse cases, and VCA certification. Most … Read more

Virginia Colleges Support Service

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe welcomed college and university presidents across Virginia for a special celebration at the Governor’s mansion to thank them for their commitment to service years in higher education. The event recognized more than 50 higher education institutions, including all Virginia public colleges and community colleges, that have signed on to Virginia’s “Compact … Read more