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Interested in AmeriCorps VISTA?

Interested in AmeriCorps VISTA?

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking concept papers for the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program. Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 2:00 PM ET. to learn more about this opportunity and how to submit a concept paper. The next round of concept papers are due on Tuesday, ...

Stories of Service: Rachael Haines

Stories of Service: Rachael Haines

Rachel Haines came to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA) as they had just received funding for three new initiatives (credential study, a speakers’ bureau, and internships). At first it was a challenge to comprehend the scope of the region’s 19 cities/counties and 92 schools, but Rachel successfully navigate ...

Social Services Staff Serve Together

Social Services Staff Serve Together

VDSS Home Office staff teamed up to volunteer at the Richmond Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP) organization on Friday, May 17. Volunteers completed a painting project at CAPUP's headquarters. ...

Refugee Resettlement Conference

Refugee Resettlement Conference

Plans are underway for the 2019 Virginia Conference on Refugee Resettlement: Weaving a Network of Services for Virginia’s Newcomers, July 25-26, at Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown by Marriott. The conference will offer workshops and interactive training sessions led by experts in the fields of employment, mental health, health and other disciplines rela ...

Virginia National Service Award Winners

Virginia National Service Award Winners

Individuals were honored on May 7, 2019, for their outstanding service at the annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in Richmond. The 3rd Annual Virginia National Service Awards celebrated six AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers who have demonstrated a commitment to service that has impacted countless communities in Virginia. These awar ...

2019 Volunteerism Award Winners

2019 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Ralph Northam recognized the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards during a special ceremony held at the Executive Mansion yesterday evening. The annual awards program spotlights the outstanding efforts that individual volunteers and organizations contribute on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealt ...

VISTA Leader Position Open

The Virginia Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Office in the Virginia Department of Social Services is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA leader. The CSBG Office is dedicated to helping individuals and families move from poverty to self-sufficiency.  This mission is fully aligned with the anti-poverty mission of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, whic ...

Stories of Service: Haden Parrish

Stories of Service: Haden Parrish

Meet Haden Parrish, Virginia's AmeriCorps Brand Ambassador for December 2018! Haden, who is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member with the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC) program, says his own high school experiences influenced his decision to join AmeriCorps. "When I graduated high school I was able to attend the University of Virginia and ...

Register for Volunteerism Conference!

Early Bird Registration for the annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in Richmond, May 7-8, 2019 is now open! Don't miss this jam-packed, two-day event  featuring a diverse array of instructional workshops, networking events and opportunities for service. Presented by the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services an ...

Fall Fun in Carroll County

Fall Fun in Carroll County

This fall, Carroll County Public Schools Lift Up AmeriCorps members have been busy with several exciting interactive activities for their students. In October, 27 AmeriCorps members partnered with the ESL staff of Carroll County Public Schools to host the annual Multi-Cultural Festival attended by more than 200 students and their families. Members ...

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