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. ...

101 Ways to Thank Your Volunteers

101 Ways to Thank Your Volunteers

It's National Volunteer Week, April 17-23! Make sure you thank your volunteers this week. Show them how important they are to your organization and what an impact they make. This is a fantastic list from Volunteering Australia to get you thinking about ways to celebrate your volunteers! 1. Give a certificate to commemorate anniversaries of involvement ...

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 ...

Medical Reserve Corps Impact

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. The ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 latest national alerts ...

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 ...

Honor Fallen Heroes

Honor Fallen Heroes

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 16, the Corporation for National and Community Services's mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. Th ...

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