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We want to equip you to utilize Serve Virginia’s work to engage your existing teams and volunteers, recruit new volunteers, and continue to make connections and build community. If there are additional communications assets that would be valuable, please let us know.

2024 Governor's Volunteerism & Community Service Awards Nominations

The 2024 Governor’s Volunteerism & Community Service Awards recognize Virginians who serve across the Commonwealth. Individuals, groups, and organizations invest their time and talent in helping others and creating positive change right where they live. Nominations are open through June 25, 5:00pm ET.

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🌟Nominations are now open for the 2024 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism & Community Service Awards!🏆 Presented by Serve Virginia and the Virginia Service Foundation each year, these awards recognize individuals, businesses, and groups volunteering their time to make a difference in their communities across Virginia. Submit a nomination today! Deadline: June 25, 5pm ET. Learn more at https://servevirginia.org/awards/governors-awards

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#VolunteerAwards #VirginiaVolunteers #VolunteerSpirit #Volunteerism 

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People across Virginia make a difference in the lives of others, every day. Individuals, groups, and organizations invest their time and talent in helping others and creating positive change right where they live. In ways big and small, volunteers serve others in a multitude of ways – often without fanfare or recognition. Presented by Serve Virginia and the Virginia Service Foundation, these awards recognize and celebrate the impact of Virginia’s outstanding volunteers.

We are seeking nominations for people and groups from across Virginia going above and beyond through service and volunteerism. Consider nominating individuals or groups that truly make a difference in the community, whether through volunteering with an organization or through more informal service, like helping out a school PTO or serving as a youth basketball coach. These awards recognize the outstanding service of Virginians who dedicate themselves in service.

Youth Mental Health Corps

Leveraging AmeriCorps resources to address critical community needs, the Youth Mental Health Corps in Virginia will serve thousands of youth and young adults who are affected by mental health challenges while also building “service-to-career” pathways for Virginians to gain experience in the behavioral health field.

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Did you know? Mental health and substance use disorder affects young Virginians at higher rates than peers in other states. That’s why Serve Virginia is joining forces with 10 other states to recruit, train, and deploy the nation’s first Youth Mental Health Corps to engage young adults in local AmeriCorps service to support youth. Learn more and get involved at https://servevirginia.org/mental-health/

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#YouthMentalHealthCorps #YouthMentalHealth #MentalHealth #VirginiaYouth

Volunteer Personality Quiz Posts

Encourage your followers to take the Volunteer Personality Quiz. The quiz outcomes refer users back to opportunities listed within local volunteer centers, AmeriCorps, and others.

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What type of volunteer are you? Whether you’re an animal lover, can’t get enough of the outdoors, or prefer helping others hands on, there are volunteer options for you. Take this quiz from our friends at @serve_virginia (or corresponding platform handle) and learn what volunteer type fits your personality and preferences!

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#VolunteerVA #ServeVirginia #GiveBack

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Have you ever walked a dog for a friend? That’s volunteering! See how easy it is to serve in areas where you’re already active. Take this quiz from our friends at @serve_virginia (or corresponding platform handle) and learn what volunteer type fits your personality and experiences!

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#VolunteerVA #ServeVirginia #GiveBack

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Did you know volunteering is a great way to network professionally and increase your job-related skills? Take this quiz from our friends at @serve_virginia (or corresponding platform handle) and learn what volunteer type fits your personality and preferences!

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#VolunteerVA #ServeVirginia #GiveBack

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Learn how to stay active in your community by taking our quiz. Take this quiz from our friends at @serve_virginia (or corresponding platform handle) and learn what volunteer type fits your personality and preferences!

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#VolunteerVA #ServeVirginia #GiveBack

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What type of volunteer are you? Whether you’re an animal lover, can’t get enough of the outdoors, or prefer helping others hands on, there are volunteer options for you. Take this quiz from our friends at @serve_virginia (or corresponding platform handle) and learn what volunteer type fits your personality and preferences!

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#VolunteerVA #ServeVirginia #GiveBack

VCEI Findings Posts

Share the results of the Virginia Community Engagement Index with your followers. If your organization took part in the survey, thank you!

Every Act Matters

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Virginians care! 67% say they’ve volunteered for an organization in the past year.

At (Organization Name), we had the pleasure of participating in the Virginia Community Engagement Index with @serve_virginia  (or corresponding platform handle). We hope you find this information encourages you to join other Virginians and act to impact your community. 

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#VolunteerVA #ServeVirginia #GiveBack #CommunityEngagementIndex

Experience Inspires Us to Act

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Virginians have a lot to offer! 42% say they contribute to their communities because they have experiences and skills they know can help others.

At (Organization Name), we had the pleasure of participating in the Virginia Community Engagement Index with @serve_virginia  (or corresponding platform handle). We hope you find this information encourages you to join other Virginians and act to impact your community. 

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#VolunteerVA #ServeVirginia #GiveBack #CommunityEngagementIndex 

Top 4 Places Virginians Volunteer​

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Where are Virginians volunteering? Those who volunteered within the past year most often did so with youth or educational organizations, food pantries or hunger relief organizations, faith communities, or health-related organizations.

At (Organization Name), we had the pleasure of participating in the Virginia Community Engagement Index with @serve_virginia  (or corresponding platform handle). We hope you find this information encourages you to join other Virginians and act to impact your community.

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#VolunteerVA #ServeVirginia #GiveBack #CommunityEngagementIndex

Using Our Voices​

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68% of Virginians say they voted in a local, state or national election in the past year.

At (Organization Name), we had the pleasure of participating in the Virginia Community Engagement Index with @serve_virginia  (or corresponding platform handle). We hope you find this information encourages you to join other Virginians and act to impact your community.

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#VolunteerVA #ServeVirginia #GiveBack #CommunityEngagementIndex

Top 3 Needs Facing VA Communities

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When considering the most pressing needs where they live, Virginians most often identified education, health and well-being and housing.

At (Organization Name), we had the pleasure of participating in the Virginia Community Engagement Index with @serve_virginia  (or corresponding platform handle). We hope you find this information encourages you to join other Virginians and act to impact your community. 

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#VolunteerVA #ServeVirginia #GiveBack #CommunityEngagementIndex

The Virginia Community
Engagement Index

See how and why others in Virginia give of their time, talents and voices to community causes. Check out our Virginia Community Engagement Index findings.

What’s Your Volunteer Personality?

Pair your passion with purpose. Take our Volunteer Personality Quiz and find out which volunteer direction is best for you.