VirginiaCORPS helps Virginians strengthen their neighborhoods, communities, state and nation through volunteerism and service. It offers links to hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout the Commonwealth.
Go Red for Women
Wear red on Feb. 4 in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America, and the AHA wants to give women “lifesaving powers to prevent this disease and have long healthy futures.” Find out more.
Give from the heart
Don’t forget that the best valentines come from the heart. Volunteer this February and give your community the best gift of all – yourself. Visit our Volunteer Now page to find an opportunity that’s right for you.
Wanted: Bright, healthy smiles
Do you work with kids? If so, spread the word – February is Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association offers ideas and resources for folks who work with children. Check out the resources page, and learn more about the event.
Helping tsunami and earthquake victims
Earthquake and tsunami victims in Southern Asia still need aid. These links list reliable organizations accepting donations. As in any disaster, give carefully, and be wary of scam artists.
- Network for Good Disaster Relief Page
- American Institute of Philanthropy Listing of Agencies
- New York Times Listing of Disaster Aid Organizations
Governor Warner urges citizens to volunteer this winter. Read his letter (180k PDF) and read more about safety and how to help, below.
Be prepared for cold weather
Winter storms can cause power outages and dangerous driving conditions. Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death. Read more.
Winter also brings opportunities for helping in your community. You can make a difference.
Citizen Corps welcomes new affiliates The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary join Citizen Corps. Read more.
“Outreach Means Reaching Out” The 2004 Virginia Public Safety Outreach Conference was held November 17-18 in Richmond, VA. View conference photos and materials.
Disaster planning for those with disabilities
Do you have a disability? Do you know someone who has a disability? Please see links below to three Web sites from the American Red Cross, Prepare.org and Citizencorps. They hold valuable information for persons with disabilities who want to develop disaster plans or otherwise prepare for emergencies.