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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 ...

2021 Volunteerism Award Program

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October Habitat RVA Opportunities

October Habitat RVA Opportunities

The Richmond area Habitat for Humanity is in need of volunteers for the following projects in October! Is your organization looking for a way for your group to serve? Are you or your family looking for volunteer opportunities? There's something for everyone! Carpentry Volunteers Needed next week! Habitat needs folks with carpentry skills to help us w ...

Virginia Volunteerism Summit, May 4-5

Virginia Volunteerism Summit, May 4-5

The Virginia Service Commission is excited to announce that the Virginia Volunteerism Conference has not only finalized its 2022 dates, but has a whole new look and feel! The Virginia Volunteerism Summit, May 4-5, will feature a dynamic new virtual format and a whole new lineup of speakers and presenters. The mission of the Summit is to promote network ...

Prudential Youth Awards

Prudential Youth Awards

Virginia students ages 14 to 18 who are taking on today’s toughest financial and societal challenges are invited to apply for the 2022 Prudential Emerging Visionaries Program (formerly Spirit of Community Awards). Winners will receive a cash prize of up to $15,000 awarded as follows: 25 winners will receive $5,000 each; 5 winners from the Financial Sol ...

Substance Use Disorder Ally Resource

Substance Use Disorder Ally Resource

The Virginia Department of Social Services and VCU’s Rams in Recovery partnered to develop a virtual training and resource center, www.RecoveryAllyVDSS.com, focused on substance use disorder (SUD) for the VDSS workforce, the public, and community partners.  Training topics include: Recovery Ally Worker Self-Care Relatives & Ficti ...

VISTA Positions Available

VISTA Positions Available

The Virginia Capacity Building Project is an AmeriCorps VISTA program dedicated to improving the social services landscape across the Commonwealth, with the ultimate goal of combatting poverty and ensuring healthy futures for those we serve. Based out of the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), we are placing fifteen (15) full-time national s ...

Mini Grants Awarded for 9/11

Mini Grants Awarded for 9/11

The Virginia Service Foundation honored the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, by awarding 20 9/11 Day of Service Mini Grants to organizations all around the Commonwealth. Funds were awarded to support community service projects honoring the 9/11 Day of Service to pay for supplies and other elements. The following organization ...

Opportunities to Serve on 9/11

Opportunities to Serve on 9/11

The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance marks the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. To honor the victims, first responders, and citizens who stood up to serve our nation individuals and groups across the country will take part in tributes, memorial services, and volunteer service projects. We encourage you to join this American tradition ...

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