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Member Start-Up – Overview

Member Eligibility AmeriCorps Programs must document the eligibility of all prospective members. An eligible member is an individual who: Is at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service UNLESS the member is out of school and enrolled in a full-time, year-round youth corps or full-time summer program, in which case he or she must b ...

Member Start-Up – Position Descriptions

Main Recruitment Member Eligibility Member Selection Member Enrollment Member Service Agreements CNCS Member Enrollment Guide Program Directors must develop member positions that provide for meaningful service activities and performance criteria that are appropriate to the skill level of members. Position descriptions must accu ...

Your AmeriCorps Program – Program Changes

Main Laws and Regulations Terms and Conditions Understanding Your Grant Agreement Program Director Role 2020 CNCS Terms and Conditions Any program changes that will alter the scope or objective of the program, impact your program’s performance measures, involve a turnover or extended absence or time reduction in a management/super ...

Your AmeriCorps Program – Program Director Role

Main Laws and Regulations Terms and Conditions Understanding Your Grant Agreement Program Changes 2020 CNCS Terms and Conditions The Program Director has a very important role in the administration of an AmeriCorps grant. Program Directors are expected to spend the majority of their staff time on AmeriCorps program operations. Pro ...

Your AmeriCorps Program – Terms and Conditions

Main Laws and Regulations Understanding Your Grant Agreement Program Director Role Program Changes 2020 CNCS Terms and Conditions CNCS publishes both General and Specific Terms and Conditions for each program year. These Terms and Conditions are updated annually with changes from the prior version listed at the beginning of the do ...

Your AmeriCorps Program – Understanding Your Grant Agreement

Main Laws and Regulations Terms and Conditions Program Director Role Program Changes 2020 CNCS Terms and Conditions The grant agreement is a legally binding contract that establishes a program’s relationship with the Virginia Service Commission. A new grant agreement is signed each year, after a program has been approved for new o ...

Introduction – How to Use This Portal

This online portal will provide complete instructions and guidance for AmeriCorps State programs. Virginia Service Commission and AmeriCorps policies and procedures, as well as required forms, templates, and tools can be found here. Each section relates to a different aspect of managing your AmeriCorps program. Under most sections you will find ...

COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines

COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines

During this National Emergency, we understand that those who are not suffering from the virus or who may have already recovered from the virus, may want to help. The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Virginia Dept. of Health have compiled some important guidelines for your organization involving volunteer ...

Introduction – Virginia Service Commission (VSC)

The Virginia Service Commission (VSC) is part of the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) – Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS). VSC is operated by Commonwealth of Virginia staff and manages the implementation of AmeriCorps State programming, supports the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, and collabo ...

Nominate an Outstanding Educator

Nominate an Outstanding Educator

The Virginia Department of Education is seeking nominations for the Mary Peake Award for Excellence in Education Equity. The new award program — named in honor of a pioneering 19th-century African American educator — recognizes individuals and organizations making significant contributions to the advancement of equity in education for students in Virgi ...

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