Leaders Honor Service for Volunteer Week

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 17-23, individuals and groups paused to thank Virginia’s volunteers and national service members with special events and service projects throughout the state. Rep. Rob Wittman traveled to York River State Park on Tuesday, April 18, to spend time with some of Virginia’s amazing AmeriCorps members serving with the … Read more

State Employee Volunteer Opportunities

Do you love the great outdoors? Virginia State Parks is offering special volunteer opportunities for state employees in honor of Volunteer Week, April 17-23. This is your chance to get back outside for recreation and fun! Parking is free for volunteers and many opportunities are family-friendly. Some of these projects would make excellent team building … Read more

National Volunteer Week 2022

National Volunteer Week 2022

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society‚Äôs greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. Each year, we shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers … Read more

Stories of Service: Shay Wilson

The Corps Network has named Virginia AmeriCorps member Shanique (Shay) Wilson of the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps as one of the 2017 Corps Members of the Year! Shay is one of five members selected from more than 100 organizations representing 23,000 members. She joined AmeriCorps looking for a change of pace from her job … Read more

AmeriCorps Assists After Tornado

When the devastating tornadoes swept through Appomattox County last week, hundreds of volunteers immediately appeared to support the affected families. Among the volunteers, 16 ready-to-serve AmeriCorps members were deployed to assist with debris removal and cleanup. Virginia State Parks Virginia Service and Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program worked alongside volunteers from the community and faith-based groups … Read more