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 ...

AmeriCorps Week 2018

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 t ...

Register for Volunteerism Conference

Online registration is now open for 2018 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference, May 21-22, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Richmond - Midlothian. The annual conference is one of the largest gatherings of nonprofit and service organizations in the Commonwealth. The event, presented by the VDSS Office on Volunteerism and Community Services ...

Update on Hurricane Assistance

Update on Hurricane Assistance

Now that the flood waters are beginning to recede, ways in which you and your organization can help out are coming to light. Is your organization already collecting donations or money? Here are some important tips for how and where to send them so that these donations get to those who need them. Tips on Donations The overwhelming generosity of the ...

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

The Corporation for National and Community Service understands that many of us want to help the residents of Texas experiencing Hurricane Harvey right now. They've provided some reminders about what to do when disaster strikes that they encourage you to take to heart and share with friends and relatives. Do not self-deploy as a volunteer to a dis ...

Fairfax Churches Join for Service

Fairfax Churches Join for Service

Attention individuals and organizations in Northern Virginia! Multiple service opportunities are available in the Fairfax County area for Day to Serve, September 9-October 10. Thanks to the partnership between the Fairfax County Clergy and Leadership Council and Day to Serve, various houses of worship are joining together in unified service. If your ...

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Terry McAuliffe  announced  recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards on April 20th during an awards ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual and organization volunteers make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am proud and honored ...

Recognize the Power for Good!

Recognize the Power for Good!

Do you know someone who powers good in Richmond? Nominate someone or several someone’s (in 20 words or less—easy!) by March 31st! Here are a few ideas of who you could nominate: Nonprofit Executive Directors, Volunteer Coordinators, program heads, and employees: tell us who is showing up! Churches: whose name is always on the sign-up lists? Par ...

Fairfax Volunteer Awards

Fairfax Volunteer Awards

The public is invited to the 25th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards "Celebrating Volunteers, the roots of our strong community," on Friday, April 21 at the Waterford at Springfield from 8-10 am. Doors open at 7:15 am for networking.  Early Bird tickets are $45 from March 8 through March 21. Beginning March 22, tickets will be $50.  For mor ...

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