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AmeriCorps Week, March 13-19

AmeriCorps Week, March 13-19

Many nonprofits and agencies across Virginia are fortunate enough to have AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors members/volunteers serving at their organization. AmeriCorps Week, March 13-19, is a time to salute these individuals for their service, thank community partners, and communicate the impact of AmeriCorps on your community! Ways you can participat ...

MLK Day in Virginia

MLK Day in Virginia

Volunteers throughout the state honored the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by serving in their communities both in-person and virtually. While many organizations hosted events organizing donations and beautifying spaces, others held virtual educational events or had volunteers make/collect items from home. Even a fierce snowstorm didn't deter organiza ...

Virginia AmeriCorps Grants!

Virginia AmeriCorps Grants!

The Virginia Service Commission (VSC) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the 2022-23 AmeriCorps formula funding cycle. AmeriCorps members tackle pressing problems and mobilize volunteers for the organizations they serve.  Applications are due in eGrants and any applicable attachments to be sent to  americorpsinfo@dss.virgini ...

Interested in Speaking at the Summit?

Interested in Speaking at the Summit?

Do you have an area of expertise you'd love to share at the 2022 Virginia Volunteerism Summit? We want to hear from you! We still have session openings for Day 2 of our event, 9am-3pm, May 5th, 2022. Expected attendance for the trainings is anticipated to be between 400-500 people. The theme for the 2022 event is “Serving Together to Build Strong Commu ...

Summit Registration Now Open

Summit Registration Now Open

Hurry! Special discounted early bird registration is now open for the Virginia Volunteerism Summit, May 4-5, 2022! This one-of-a-kind virtual event will be a convening of volunteerism and service organizations and stakeholders. Formerly the Virginia Volunteerism Conference, this two-day event is presented by the Virginia Service Commission and the Virg ...

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 ...

Stories of Service: TJ Kim

Stories of Service: TJ Kim

Congratulations to TJ Kim of McLean - winner of the 2021 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Youth Volunteer! Becoming a Navy pilot has been one of TJ Kim's greatest childhood dreams. To make his dream a reality, he began taking flying lessons as a teen. When TJ’s school and lacrosse season were shut down due to COVID-19 ...

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 ...

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