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Welcome Kathy Spangler!

Welcome Kathy Spangler!

The Virginia Department of Social Services is excited to announce that Kathy Spangler has been name the new Director of the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services. Kathy will be responsible for AmeriCorps State programs, the Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, AmeriCorps VISTA, 2-1-1 Virginia, and the volunteer networ ...

AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

Could AmeriCorps members help your organization have even greater impact? AmeriCorps State, managed through the Virginia Service Commission and the Governor-appointed Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, will award grants to public and nonprofit organizations to sponsor service programs throughout Virginia, including faith-based and community or ...

Make a Difference Day is Oct 24

Make a Difference Day is Oct 24

National Make A Difference Day is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of October each year as a way for individuals and organizations to come together to make a difference -- big or small.  For more than 20 years, USA Weekend and Points of Light sponsored Make a Difference Day. Although they are no longer the promoters of this day, organizations and indi ...

AmeriCorps in the News

AmeriCorps in the News

Recently, Virginia's AmeriCorps programs were the focus of a 30-minute interview through the Virginia News Network on more than 30 radio stations across the Commonwealth. Roxanne Saunders, AmeriCorps Program Manager with the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services, explained how AmeriCorps programs provide vital services for nonprofits, ...

AmeriCorps National Direct Process

AmeriCorps National Direct Process

America's Service Commissions (ASC) will continue to offer an online National Direct Consultation single form to initiate and streamline consultation between multi-state applicants and state service commissions in response to the 2021 AmeriCorps National Direct NOFO.  By completing the online form found here, multi-state applicants will ...

AmeriCorps Has a New Look!

AmeriCorps Has a New Look!

The Corporation for National and Community Service has released a new brand strategy for the future, announcing it will now operate as “AmeriCorps,” as part of a larger effort to grow awareness of service opportunities for all Americans. Along with the new name, the federal agency also revealed a new visual identity for the agency and all its programs, ...

Opportunity for AmeriCorps Alums

Opportunity for AmeriCorps Alums

New Politics Leadership Academy has opened applications for their flagship program Answering the Call, a program designed for veterans and national service alumni who are interested in entering the political arena and joining the movement for servant leadership in politics. Answering the Call participants work to reflect on if they feel called to po ...

AmeriCorps Positions Available

AmeriCorps Positions Available

The Virginia Service and Conservation Corps is looking for members! The program serves within the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, which is the state’s lead conservation agency protecting access to the outdoors, natural habitats, open spaces, clean water and safe infrastructure. The AmeriCorps program is operated by Virginia’s State ...

AmeriCorps RFA Released

AmeriCorps RFA Released

Could AmeriCorps members be a powerful force for your organization? The Virginia Department of Social Services has released an additional 2020-2021 AmeriCorps State Formula Request for Applications (CVS-21-015) to solicit applications for AmeriCorps funding.  You may access the link here: https://m.vendor.epro.cgipdc.com/Vendor/public/VB ...

Plan Now for Day to Serve

Plan Now for Day to Serve

Last year, there were more than 1,500 service events hosted across Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC, as part of Day to Serve, September 11-October 11. Individuals and families spent time serving their communities by collecting food, cleaning parks, and more! Please commit now to being a part of this incredible service event which b ...

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