Public Health AmeriCorps in Virginia

Public Health AmeriCorps in Virginia

Several organizations with locations in Virginia have announced today that they have received Public Health AmeriCorps grants from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. More than $4 million in grant funding will help to expand several organizations' presence in the regions where they have been providing services.  Publi ...

Medical Reserve Corps Impact

Medical Reserve Corps Impact

There are more than 14,000 Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (VMRC) volunteers who have willingly served their communities during this pandemic and continue to do so everyday.  As of June 30, 2021, VMRC volunteers have dedicated more than 630,000 hours to the overall COVID-19 response and completed more than 70,000 hours of required COVID-19 training. The ...

COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines

COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines

During this National Emergency, we understand that those who are not suffering from the virus or who may have already recovered from the virus, may want to help. The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Virginia Dept. of Health have compiled some important guidelines for your organization involving volunteer ...

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 ...

Hunger Resources During Pandemic

Hunger Resources During Pandemic

Virginia’s food banks are currently taking collective action -- including requesting local, state, and federal support to address food security challenges -- amidst the current public health crisis. It is expected that COVID-19, already a global pandemic, will continue to spread widely throughout Virginia. The impact on hunger in the Commonwealth is li ...

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