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 collaborates with other national service programs … Read more

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Terry McAuliffe  announced  recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards on April 20th during an awards ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual and organization volunteers make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am proud and honored to celebrate Virginia’s outstanding volunteers who … Read more

Welcome Tashiara Scott!

Richmond’s Tashiara Scott is the latest appointment by Governor McAuliffe to the Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism. Tashiara is a visual communications designer with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond (BGCMR) where she creates collateral to support donor, parent and youth communication; manages BGCMR’s digital presence; and refines and enforces organizational branding. She received … Read more

Get to Know Julie Strandlie

One of Virginia’s latest appointee to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, July currently serves as a government relations and grassroots advocacy consultant and as an appointed member on the Fairfax County Planning Commission. Her professional experience includes 12+ years as the American Bar Association’s grassroots director and legislative counsel for civil legal … Read more

Mayors Honor National Service

Virginia celebrated the fourth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service in a big way on April 5! Mayors and county officials across the state shined a spotlight on the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and thanked those who serve. Your community leaders’ participation highlights the importance of citizen engagement, recognizes the … Read more