Preparing for MLK Day

Youth Service America is encouraging individuals and communities to start planning now for the MLK Day of Service, January 17th. In response to national challenges from the pandemic to the climate crisis to racial inequity, the initiative features and underlying goal to help #CracktheCrises ASAP through Awareness, Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy projects. Awareness: Youth are … Read more

Fairfax Volunteer Data

Volunteer Fairfax has recently released data on the volunteer impact in the region. Volunteer Fairfax engaged nearly 10,000 individuals who contributed more than 30,000 hours of volunteer time providing nearly $900,000 in value-added service to the greater community.  Some of the other highlights: More than 180 volunteers were recognized at the virtual 2021 Volunteer Service … Read more

Volunteer Professionals Honored

The Greater Richmond Association for Volunteer Administration (GRAVA) recently honored outstanding volunteer administrators for its 2021 awards The Volunteer Engagement Professional Award recognizes an outstanding members for their contributions to the field of volunteer administration and commitment to GRAVA. The 2021 winner is Kathy Morton.  “Kathy’s dedication to our Volunteer Program has been evident since … Read more

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. These … Read more