AmeriCorps Week 2018

AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations across the country, to the members who have committed to “Get Things Done” since the program’s inception in 1994. As part of the 2018 festivities, programs across Virginia and … Read more

Puerto Rico Background Checks

Due to the second hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico, their sex offender registry is currently not reporting to and NSOPW search results are missing information from Puerto Rico. Due to the fact that this makes it impossible for grantees to complete the NSOPW check for all jurisdictions for an unknown period of time arising … Read more

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

The Corporation for National and Community Service understands that many of us want to help the residents of Texas experiencing Hurricane Harvey right now. They’ve provided some reminders about what to do when disaster strikes that they encourage you to take to heart and share with friends and relatives. Do not self-deploy as a volunteer … Read more

NC AmeriCorps Hosts VA Team

Virginia AmeriCorps Program Officers Joy Wade and Roxanne Saunders traveled to Raleigh, NC, July 1-2, to attend and present at the North Carolina AmeriCorps Commission’s 2017-18 Program Directors Start-Up Training. The pair had the opportunity to get to know North Carolina AmeriCorps Commission staff and 2017-18 AmeriCorps Sub-grantees Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, Joy presented a 90-minute … Read more

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has awarded federal AmeriCorps funding to the City of Richmond Human Services Commission to combat the opioid epidemic and its devastating effects on families, communities, workplaces, health care, and the state. The City of Richmond, through the Richmond AmeriCorps Healthy Futures … Read more

National Service Members Honored

Senior Corps and AmeriCorps members serving in Virginia who have performed outstanding service to their communities were honored at the 2017 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference on May 16, 2017. The first annual Virginia National Service Awards honored five amazing individuals who were nominated by their organization’s program directors/sponsors. Winners were announced at a special … Read more

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available

The Virginia Housing Alliance is looking for a number of individuals to serve in AmeriCorps VISTA positions across the Commonwealth. AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the … Read more

Carroll Co. Hosts Health Event

The Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps Tutoring Program partnered with the CAVS after-school remediation program for 60 plus students to sponsor an after-school event that showcased exercise, nutrition, and other healthy habits. Nine recruited volunteers provided sessions on strength-building exercises, Taekwondo, and refit movement to music. The event also featured dental health activities with giveaways  … Read more

Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Community members in Southwest Virginia are more financially free and secure thanks to AmeriCorps. When The Advancement Foundation’s (TAF) AmeriCorps member Kelly Robertson began leading the Virginia Individual Development Accounts (VIDA) program, she never dreamed the impact she would have. The VIDA program guides individuals on how to save for a down payment on a … Read more

Virginia Education Summits

Does your program work with students and youth?  Do your members work in Virginia’s schools or in out-of-school time programming? Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Virginia’s education leaders! The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services will host three day-long sessions across the state featuring workshops and activities to help your organizations … Read more