Youth as Volunteers: Kids Give Back

Kids Give Back is a nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia that provides volunteer opportunities for kids ages 6-12.  Youth are engaged in virtual volunteer events, Family Volunteer Days,  Summer Volunteer Camps and more. Every project completed meets an identified need in the community, while inspiring the next generation of volunteers.

2021 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Ralph Northam has announced the winners of the 2021 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The annual awards program spotlights the outstanding efforts that individual volunteers and organizations contribute on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth.  Watch a video of the awards presentation. View the official program of the 2021 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and … Read more

Outstanding Volunteers Honored

After a year’s hiatus, Vienna recently honored an extra-large crop of outstanding volunteers at the town’s annual Mayor’s Volunteer Recognition Reception. Mayor Linda Colbert invited her predecessor, Laurie DiRocco, to help preside over the event, which celebrated not only this year’s honorees but also ones who did not receive recognition in 2020, because that reception … Read more

International Coastal Cleanup

Join Clean Virginia Waterways for their 27th year of keeping Virginia’s waters litter-free! This annual cleanup of trash and litter in rivers and on beaches is part of the International Coastal Cleanup and is the largest event held by Clean Virginia Waterways. Thousands of volunteers gather along the shorelines of Virginia’s rivers, lakes, bays, and … Read more

Stories of Service: Doug Monaco

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has named Doug Monaco of Prince William County as Volunteer Fire Fighter of the Year. Monaco is one of several recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Fire Service Awards, who were recognized at an awards ceremony last month.  Chief Monaco, with the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, has dedicated the … Read more

2020 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Ralph Northam has officially announced the winners of the 2020 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The annual program recognizes the outstanding contributions of individual volunteers and organizations to the well-being of the Commonwealth and its people. “People in every corner of the Commonwealth are rising to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 … Read more

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      For non-profit organizations and other voluntary organizations wishing to … Read more

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 … Read more

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

MLK Day in RVA

Looking for ways to volunteer on the MLK Day holiday January 15th? HandsOn Greater Richmond has lots of fantastic service opportunities in the region. There are also numerous special events planned throughout the weekend. Here are a few volunteer opportunities that still have space and need your help:   Volunteer   Remove Invasive Plants with … Read more