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National Service Awards Open

National Service Awards Open

AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors members serving in Virginia who have performed outstanding service to their communities are honored annually through this recognition program. Honorees this year will be celebrated during AmeriCorps Week 2022. The nomination period is now open! The deadline for nominations is January 4, 2021.  2022 Virginia National S ...

MLK Day Mini Grants

MLK Day Mini Grants

Is your organization planning a volunteer service project for the MLK Day of Service but you could use extra funds to make it happen? The Virginia Service Foundation is offering $250 Mini Grants for Virginia organizations. The application is simple and quick so apply today!  Looking for ideas for MLK Day projects? Check out our resources here https://v ...

AmeriCorps Seniors Veterans Day

AmeriCorps Seniors Veterans Day

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers created and delivered 70 flower arrangements to veterans residing in Montgomery County and Radford in honor of Veterans Day. RSVP volunteers Beverly Bridges, Rosemary Jones, Sarah Carter, and Annette Calhoun received a flower arrangement demonstration from Erlene Barber of Gates Florist prior to creating the arrangements f ...

2021 Volunteerism Award Winners

2021 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Ralph Northam has announced the winners of the 2021 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The annual awards program spotlights the outstanding efforts that individual volunteers and organizations contribute on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth.  Watch a video of the awards presentation. View the official prog ...

Preparing for MLK Day

Preparing for MLK Day

Youth Service America is encouraging individuals and communities to start planning now for the MLK Day of Service, January 17th. In response to national challenges from the pandemic to the climate crisis to racial inequity, the initiative features and underlying goal to help #CracktheCrises ASAP through Awareness, Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy pr ...

Fairfax Volunteer Data

Fairfax Volunteer Data

Volunteer Fairfax has recently released data on the volunteer impact in the region. Volunteer Fairfax engaged nearly 10,000 individuals who contributed more than 30,000 hours of volunteer time providing nearly $900,000 in value-added service to the greater community.  Some of the other highlights: More than 180 volunteers were recognized at the vi ...

AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

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 https://bit.ly/3nt4akK, A Mandatory Pre-Application Conference Call will be held on November 8, 10:30am-12:30pm for org ...

Volunteer Professionals Honored

Volunteer Professionals Honored

The Greater Richmond Association for Volunteer Administration (GRAVA) recently honored outstanding volunteer administrators for its 2021 awards The Volunteer Engagement Professional Award recognizes an outstanding members for their contributions to the field of volunteer administration and commitment to GRAVA. The 2021 winner is Kathy Morton.  "Kathy' ...

Virginia Volunteerism Briefings

Virginia Volunteerism Briefings

The past few months have had a devastating impact in so many ways. From the global pandemic to economic challenges, our communities are hurting. Now more than ever, we need organizations like yours -- committed to making your community a better place to live and work. The Virginia Service Commission invites you to join us for a special briefing about ...

Outstanding Volunteers Honored

Outstanding Volunteers Honored

After a year’s hiatus, Vienna recently honored an extra-large crop of outstanding volunteers at the town’s annual Mayor’s Volunteer Recognition Reception. Mayor Linda Colbert invited her predecessor, Laurie DiRocco, to help preside over the event, which celebrated not only this year’s honorees but also ones who did not receive recognition in 2020, beca ...

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