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 … Read more

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 program of the 2021 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and … Read more

Stories of Service: CrossOver Health Ministry

Congratulations to CrossOver Health Ministry of Richmond – winner of the 2021 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Community Organization! COVID-19 has magnified the dramatic healthcare disparities existing in communities across the country. CrossOver Healthcare Ministry has not only stepped up to provide outstanding medical care, but has gone  above and beyond to … Read more

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 projects. Awareness: Youth are … Read more

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 virtual 2021 Volunteer Service … Read more

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, A Mandatory Pre-Application Conference Call will be held on November 8, 10:30am-12:30pm for organizations interested in applying. The … Read more

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’s dedication to our Volunteer Program has been evident since … Read more

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 … Read more

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, because that reception … Read more