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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 ...

Medical Reserve Corps Impact

Medical Reserve Corps Impact

There are more than 14,000 Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (VMRC) volunteers who have willingly served their communities during this pandemic and continue to do so everyday.  As of June 30, 2021, VMRC volunteers have dedicated more than 630,000 hours to the overall COVID-19 response and completed more than 70,000 hours of required COVID-19 training. The ...

9/11 Day Mini Grants

9/11 Day Mini Grants

The Virginia Service Foundation is now accepting applications for 2021 Service Project Mini-Grants. Qualifying organizations may be eligible for an award of up to $250 to use towards hosting a service project connected to the 9/11 Day of Service holiday. A limited number of grants are available and applications will be scored based on project scope and ...

Stories of Service: Soles4Souls

Stories of Service: Soles4Souls

On a April 9, the curved pathway leading to the Graduate Life Center’s entrance across from Squires Student Center at VA Tech was lined with bags brimming with shoes. More than 1,100 pairs of footwear of all sizes, the result of a month-long drive coordinated by the Graduate School’s Office for Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion (ORDI) were headed f ...

Teen Helps Low Income Students

Teen Helps Low Income Students

Six months ago, in the midst of online learning, Fairfax County teen Ian Wallace decided to use his love of building computers to help low-income students. Wallace learned his love of computers from his father, who still keeps the original desktop he built in their garage. When it came time for his Eagle Scout project, he decided to teach students of ...

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