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Introduction – Virginia Service Commission (VSC)

The Virginia Service Commission (VSC) is part of the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) – Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS). VSC is operated by Commonwealth of Virginia staff and manages the implementation of AmeriCorps State programming, supports the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, and collabo ...

Nominate an Outstanding Educator

Nominate an Outstanding Educator

The Virginia Department of Education is seeking nominations for the Mary Peake Award for Excellence in Education Equity. The new award program — named in honor of a pioneering 19th-century African American educator — recognizes individuals and organizations making significant contributions to the advancement of equity in education for students in Virgi ...

COVID-19: How to Donate Items

COVID-19: How to Donate Items

The Va. Dept. of Emergency Management (VDEM) has begun accepting donations and have developed a process for accepting requests.  In an effort to prevent confusion and duplication, Stacie Neal will be the primary contact for the Private Sector and they can email her at stacie.neal@vdem.virginia.gov.      For non-profit organiz ...

Helpful Resources During Pandemic

As Virginia faces the next few weeks or months dealing with the current COVID-19 health crisis, we would like to offer some helpful resources for our communities. In addition to opportunities of how you can safely serve during this time, there are also important resources listed below. This list will be updated regularly. For the latest national alerts ...

National Service Awards

National Service Awards

Your organization has a secret weapon! The individuals currently and formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps are making a real impact. Whether it's the AmeriCorps member tutoring elementary school students with their reading skills, the Senior Companion giving hope to other seniors ex ...

Conference Scholarships Available!

The Virginia Service Foundation is offering a limited number of Scholarships for the 2020 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference. The scholarships awarded would be for up to $100, and could cover part of the registration expense or hotel cost, whichever the recipient prefers. This can either be done by reimbursement if you have already registered ...

Welcome Analise Adams

Analise has joined the Virginia Office on Volunteerism (OVCS) team as an AmeriCorps Program Officer. She comes to OVCS from Shalom Farms, a Richmond area nonprofit that focuses on increasing access to healthy food. Through her work to cultivate healthier communities, she led programs designed to make healthy options more affordable for families ex ...

Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff!

Vickie Johnson-Scott joins the Office on Volunteerism and Community Services as AmeriCorps Disaster Readiness and Response Coordinator. She is a retiree of the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) where she worked in numerous management positions. Her last position was the Northern Regional Director of VDSS. She followed her love of Emergency ...

September is Preparedness Month

September is Preparedness Month

The theme for National Preparedness Month is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. The campaign will feature PSAs and multimedia products around four weekly themes: Week 1: Sept 1-7 Save Early for Disaster Costs Week 2: Sept 8-14 Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters Week 3: Sept 15-21 Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters Week 4: S ...

Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff

Welcome New AmeriCorps Staff

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) is excited to announced two new staff members to the AmeriCorps team.   Shannon Girouard Shannon recently joined OVCS as Fiscal Officer for the AmeriCorps team. Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in government from the College of William and Mary and a master's of public admin ...

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