Virginia National Service Award Winners

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 awar ...

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

Several AmeriCorps VISTA positions are now available in Richmond, Newport News and Gate City. Community Action Agencies in these areas are searching for individuals to help to ensure that low income families and individuals receive education and deliver essential services regarding opioid and substance abuse with the goal of prevention. The VISTA will ...

AmeriCorps Info Sessions

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 se ...

$13M in Virginia AmeriCorps Funding

$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 Vir ...

State Commission Welcomes Joy Wade!

State Commission Welcomes 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 rec ...

Virginia Colleges Support Service

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 sig ...

Mayors Honor National Service

Mayors Honor National Service

Virginia celebrated the fourth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service in a big way on April 5! Mayors and county officials across the state shined a spotlight on the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and thanked those who serve. Your community leaders' participation highlights the importance of citizen engagement, recognizes t ...

Fight Homelessness with NCCC Team!

Fight Homelessness with NCCC Team!

The Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA) is inviting organizations to host AmeriCorps NCCC members in communities to help accomplish the goal of ending chronic homelessness in Virginia! Organizations have the opportunity to apply for a short-term team that will help the community with outreach and engagement with the chronically homeless population. This pr ...

Virginia Leader in National Service

Virginia Leader in National Service

The National 2016 State Leadership Award from Voices for National Service was awarded to Governor and First Lady McAuliffe in recognition of their leadership roles in promoting national service. Governor McAuliffe was an integral part of the Commonwealth becoming the first state recognized as an Employer of National Service and for sponsoring the Gover ...

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