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

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 prog ...

Opportunities to Serve on 9/11

Opportunities to Serve on 9/11

The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance marks the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. To honor the victims, first responders, and citizens who stood up to serve our nation individuals and groups across the country will take part in tributes, memorial services, and volunteer service projects. We encourage you to join this American tradition ...

Stories of Service: Soles4Souls

Stories of Service: Soles4Souls

On a April 9, the curved pathway leading to the Graduate Life Center’s entrance across from Squires Student Center at VA Tech was lined with bags brimming with shoes. More than 1,100 pairs of footwear of all sizes, the result of a month-long drive coordinated by the Graduate School’s Office for Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion (ORDI) were headed f ...

Teen Helps Low Income Students

Teen Helps Low Income Students

Six months ago, in the midst of online learning, Fairfax County teen Ian Wallace decided to use his love of building computers to help low-income students. Wallace learned his love of computers from his father, who still keeps the original desktop he built in their garage. When it came time for his Eagle Scout project, he decided to teach students of ...

9/11 Day of Service

9/11 Day of Service

On September 11, our country marks the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks that rocked our country. As we reflect on that moment in our history, we will honor the victims, first responders, and citizens who stood up to serve our nation through military service with tributes, memorial services, and volunteer service. Since 2001, millions of A ...

2020 Volunteerism Award Winners

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 challeng ...

COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines

COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines

During this National Emergency, we understand that those who are not suffering from the virus or who may have already recovered from the virus, may want to help. The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Virginia Dept. of Health have compiled some important guidelines for your organization involving volunteer ...

Honor Our Veterans this Weekend

Honor Our Veterans this Weekend

With Veterans Day approaching this weekend, it can be difficult to know how you can contribute and give back to our nation's wounded warriors. Military.com has compiled a list of organizations focused on everything from veterans assistance to more targeted organizations. Additionally, check out the following resources: VA Voluntary Service 11 W ...

MLK Day in RVA

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 ...

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