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Stories of Service: Robyn Pratt

Stories of Service: Robyn Pratt

Robyn Pratt has spent her life using her personal and professional experiences to serve the people around her. Robyn is from Virginia but has spent the last four years in community with folks from California, Oregon and Georgia. Robyn's desire to serve was planted by her mother as a small child, and her love for service continues to grow with each pass ...

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, ...

Stories of Service: The Hope Center

Stories of Service: The Hope Center

Congratulations to The Hope Center of Petersburg - winner of the 2020 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Community Organization! The Hope Center, which serves as the community outreach of Downtown Churches United, Inc. (DCU), contributes more than 14,000 hours of service to the Petersburg community annually. Providing h ...

Stories of Service: Olivia Gilbert

Stories of Service: Olivia Gilbert

Congratulations to Olivia Gilbert - winner of the 2020 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Youth Volunteer! You could say Olivia Gilbert has been volunteering all her life. When 13-year-old Olivia was just four years old she began sending care packages to her cousin, Drew's, unit in Afghanistan. After Drew returned to th ...

Stories of Service: Aniyah Hubert

Stories of Service: Aniyah Hubert

Congratulations to Aniya Hubert - winner of the 2020 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Young Adult Volunteer! Aniyah, a senior at Averett University, began volunteering at a young age and continued throughout her high school and college career. She has served organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Bacon Street Cou ...

Stories of Service: Jean Schiro-Zavela

Stories of Service: Jean Schiro-Zavela

Congratulations to Jean Schiro-Zavela - winner of the 2020 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Adult Volunteer! Since 2011, Jean has dedicated 1,700 hours of volunteer time to Britepaths, a financial literacy program in Northern Virginia. Jean volunteers providing administrative support to the organization and is respons ...

Stories of Service: Edward L. Weiner Esq.

Stories of Service: Edward L. Weiner Esq.

Congratulations to Edward L. Weiner Esq. - winner of the 2020 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Senior Volunteer! Attorney Ed Weiner has combined his love for jazz and justice to raise much-needed revenue for music scholarships at George Mason University and for and supporting civil legal aid. Ed, who previously served ...

Stories of Service: The Blanco Family

Stories of Service: The Blanco Family

Congratulations to The Blanco Family - winner of the 2020 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Volunteer Family! Located in Fairfax Station, the Workhouse Arts Center is a vibrant and thriving visual and performing arts center which operates a multitude of programs for the community. The center relies on a strong team of ...

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