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Stories of Service: Doug Monaco

Stories of Service: Doug Monaco

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has named Doug Monaco of Prince William County as Volunteer Fire Fighter of the Year. Monaco is one of several recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Fire Service Awards, who were recognized at an awards ceremony last month.  Chief Monaco, with the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, has dedicated the past 48 year ...

9/11 Day of Service

9/11 Day of Service

On September 11, our country marks the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks that rocked our country. As we reflect on that moment in our history, we will honor the victims, first responders, and citizens who stood up to serve our nation through military service with tributes, memorial services, and volunteer service. Since 2001, millions of A ...

AmeriCorps Positions Open!

AmeriCorps Positions Open!

The Conservation Legacy AmeriCorps program is seeking diverse candidates who are passionate about the environment and conservation to apply for 30 AmeriCorps positions across 18 national park sites. This opportunity, in partnership with the National Park Service program Community Volunteer Ambassadors includes two positions at Rock Creek Park, two posi ...

2021 National Service Winners

2021 National Service Winners

The winners of the 2021 Virginia National Service Awards were announced on Thursday, May 13th, at the Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference! The winners of this year's awards were recognized by Kathy Spangler, Director of the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services, Julie Strandlie, Chair of the Virginia Governor's Advisory Board ...

Nominations for Mary Peake Award

Nominations for Mary Peake Award

The Virginia Department of Education is currently accepting nominations for The Mary Peake Award for Excellence in Education Equity! This statewide award will recognize individuals and organizations making significant contributions to the advancement of educational equity. Please consider nominating an educator, policy maker, school leader, or stakehol ...

Do You Need an NCCC Team?

Do You Need an NCCC Team?

Could your organization use the muscle of an energized and highly-trained team of AmeriCorps members? AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team based residential national service program for individuals aged 18-24. These members are organized into 10-12 member teams, and serve in communities across the country on projects ...

National Volunteer Week

Take time to celebrate your volunteers April 18-24, National Volunteer Week -- and throughout April (National Volunteer Month). This is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. It is an opportunity ...

New Virginia Volunteer Platform

New Virginia Volunteer Platform

ReImagineCVA, an interactive online platform that allows donors and volunteers to directly connect with and support community organizations in the Central Virginia region, will launch on Tuesday, March 30th, with a diverse and growing directory of over 200 nonprofits already participating in the initiative. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) ...

AmeriCorps Week March 7-13

AmeriCorps Week March 7-13

AmeriCorps Week is our chance to recognize and thank the National Service members and volunteers serving in our communities. Despite the incredible challenges we have faced this year, each day countless Americans answered the call to serve. They raised their hands. Stood up. Showed up. And volunteered to put their neighbors and complete strangers first ...

Virginia National Service Award Winners

Virginia National Service Award Winners

Each year, the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services and the Virginia Service Foundation annually shine a light on individuals serving in national service programs who have shown a passion for those they serve and exhibited outstanding dedication to their commitment to service. These honors, which traditionally have been awarded at the ...

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