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Stories of Service: Capital One Coders

Stories of Service: Capital One Coders

Congratulations to Capital One Coders of Richmond - winner of the 2021 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Corporation! Capital One Coders grew out of an idea that was sparked in 2014 by a Capital One staff member who saw a gap in computer training in K-12 classrooms. The company created Capital One Coders to inspire stu ...

Stories of Service: Betty L. Robinette

Stories of Service: Betty L. Robinette

Congratulations to Betty L. Robinette of Wytheville - winner of the 2021 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Senior Volunteer! For people who live in rural areas, fighting hunger is a serious issue. Communities like Southwest Virginia face a number of challenges – from scarcity of grocery stores and food pantries compoun ...

Stories of Service: Mechele Hairston

Stories of Service: Mechele Hairston

Congratulations to Mechele Hairston of Chesapeake - winner of the 2021 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Adult Volunteer! When two Hampton Roads neighborhoods lost their last remaining grocery store, the largely minority population of nearly 18,000 citizens faced dire food scarcity challenges. Michele Hairston served a ...

Stories of Service: Lucy Cummins

Stories of Service: Lucy Cummins

Congratulations to Lucy Cummins of Richmond - winner of the 2021 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Young Adult Volunteer! The Health Brigade, a free clinic in downtown Richmond, became a vital resource for many as COVID-19 infections began to rise in Central Virginia. Lucy Cummins may have originally stepped into her r ...

Stories of Service: George and Kim Melnyk, Jr.

Stories of Service: George and Kim Melnyk, Jr.

Congratulations to George and Kim Melnyk, Jr. - winner of the 2021 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Volunteer Family! For low income students in Hampton Roads, the pandemic created a whole new set of challenges, from scarcity of school supplies to wi-fi accessibility. Even having a desk for virtual classes and homewor ...

Public Health AmeriCorps in Virginia

Public Health AmeriCorps in Virginia

Several organizations with locations in Virginia have announced today that they have received Public Health AmeriCorps grants from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. More than $4 million in grant funding will help to expand several organizations' presence in the regions where they have been providing services.  Publi ...

State Employee Volunteer Opportunities

State Employee Volunteer Opportunities

Do you love the great outdoors? Virginia State Parks is offering special volunteer opportunities for state employees in honor of Volunteer Week, April 17-23. This is your chance to get back outside for recreation and fun! Parking is free for volunteers and many opportunities are family-friendly. Some of these projects would make excellent team building ...

Recapping AmeriCorps Week 2022

Recapping AmeriCorps Week 2022

Organizations all over Virginia celebrated AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors members and volunteers March 13-19, for AmeriCorps Week. Each year, AmeriCorps Week is a chance to thank members and volunteers for their service and share stories from their service experiences.  Governor Youngkin designated the week as the AmeriCorps Week in Virginia by issu ...

National Volunteer Week 2022

National Volunteer Week 2022

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. Each year, we shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend th ...

Workshops Announced for Summit!

Workshops Announced for Summit!

The Virginia Volunteerism Summit, May 4-5, 2022, is excited to announce it's full agenda of workshops and speakers! Day One of this one-of-a-kind convening of volunteerism and service leaders will feature inspiring, nationally-known speakers sharing their knowledge about the impact and future of service and volunteerism, as well as provide an introduct ...

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