Gloucester County Job Opportunities: Chief Deputy Treasurer, Deputy I or II Circuit Court-Part-Time 24 hours weekly, Office Assistant-Part-Time 20 hours weekly, Tourism and Marketing Manager, Park Supervisor – Operations, Systems and Applications Analyst, Environmental Inspector II, Environmental Inspector III/Plans Reviewer, Class I Water Treatment Plant Operator, Class II Water Treatment Plant Operator, Office Assistant – Part-Time, Park Aide, Recreation Aide, Specialty Instructor.
For more information or to apply on-line visit us at www.gloucesterva.jobs to view and apply for current job opportunities.
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Gloucester County Sheriff's Office: Employment Opportunities
Gloucester County Public Schools: Custodian – Full Time Abingdon Elementary School, Custodian – Part Time Petsworth Elementary School, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Part-Time, Speech-Language Pathologist (2018-2019), Warehouse Worker, Electrical Technician, Office Associate II Gloucester High School, Custodian - Part time, Facilities. Please call 693-2127 for information or visit the GCPS Job Board.
Bay Aging Recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA for Homeless Initiatives: Go here for more information
Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic: Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic is seeking a full-time Director of Finance & Operations. Bachelor's degree in accounting and at least five years prior non-profit accounting experience required. Essential job functions and more information may be found Here.
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April Class Blast at Arts on Main! Click here for information on class offerings.
Wednesday Night Drawing class at Arts on Main: Sign up for four weekly classes - $75 Call 804-824-9464 - come to class tonight - bring your drawing supplies (pencils, erasers, paper.)
Concert at Abingdon Church featuring the Rastrelli Cello Quartet: April 22, at 5:00 p.m., Abingdon Episcopal Church, on Route 17 in White Marsh, this is the final concert this season in the Arts at Abingdon Series. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be accepted, call (804) 693-3035 for more information.
The Gloucester Institute 2018 Emerging Leaders Graduation and Sunday Dinner: April 22, 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker Cheryl Bachelder, at the Moton Conference Center, 6498 Allmondsville Road, Gloucester Click here to RSVP.
Join Friends of Dragon Run: April 24, at 7:00 p.m. to hear Dr. Jim Perry, Professor Emeritus of Marine Science, present why and how the ecology of the Dragon Run may be altered by environmental changes. The program will be held at the Gloucester County Library Community Room located at 6920 Main Street, Gloucester, the program is free and open to the public, for more information about the program or Friends of Dragon Run, please contact Christine Tombleson at 804-815-0172.
Donate Blood! American Red Cross Blood Drives:
April 21, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Lowe's Improvement center 6659 Geo. Wash. Memorial Highway, Gloucester.
April 24, 12;00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Church of St. Therese, Gloucester.
SAVE THE DATE!
After Hours: It's a Keeper: April 26, 7:00 p.m. VIMS, Gloucester Point Ever wonder how the size and catch limits are determined for the fishes you love to catch? Dr. Patrick Lynch, of NOAA Fisheries and a VIMS alumnus, will provide insight into how scientific information is used to inform management decisions at the federal level. Geared to an adult audience (ages 10+ welcome). No charge. Click here to register now.
Celebrate the 6th Annual Healthy Living Day 2018; A fun and healthy event for families: April 28, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Woodville Park, 3904 Woodville Park Rd., this is a FREE community event jam packed with fun and healthy activities for families to enjoy together. This event is sponsored by the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Healthy Community Action Team (HCAT), in partnership with the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board’s Prevention, Health and Wellness Division. It is made possible through grant funding from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.For more information please email or call us at: email@example.com
Calling All Vendors With Healthy Products:, April 28, 2018 “Celebrate Healthy Living Day” Woodville Park, 3904 Woodville Park Rd, Hayes, Fun and healthy activities for families Online registration: www.chvc.online There is no cost to participate. Rain or shine event! For further information please call us at 804-642-5402 Registration Deadline: April 20.
Second Annual RiverJam at Little England: April 28, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Click here to purchase tickets to support the Arts!
2018 Gloucester Montessori School Bids for Kids Benefit and Gala: April 28, 6;00 p.m. 6565 Moose Drive, Gloucester, for ticket information go HERE
Children First Co-Parenting Class: May 3, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Mem. Hwy., Gloucester Children First is a 4-hour co-parenting education program designed to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce. The program assists parents in understanding the importance of an active, involved, and positive relationship with their children by minimizing parental conflict. $50.00 per person. Pre-Registration by phone is required, please call at 804-642-5402. Additional dates:
June 7, 2018 – 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Prevention Services Office, 3786 George Washington Mem. Hwy., Hayes
Basketball Tournament for the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic: May 5, at Gloucester High School – doors open at 3:00 p.m., Single elimination, and a 50/50 raffle, Tickets are $5 each, 10% of the proceeds will go to the Care Clinic. For more information, call Ta’Quan Brown at 804-824-7994.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training: This training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or is in crisis, May 15, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park, 8687 Roaring Springs Road, Gloucester, $30.00 online registration: www.chvc.online, registration deadline: May 10.
Marine Science Day: May 19, 2018
VIMS' annual open house is a fun-filled event for the entire family. Join us at VIMS in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children's activities, seining on the York River, lab tours, a seafood cooking demonstration, mini-lectures, and much more. All activities are free. The first 100 people to register online will receive a free reusable shopping bag at check-in. Click here to register now.
2018 Samaritan Group Golf Tournament: May 19, 8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.,
Piankatank River Golf Club
6198 Stormont Rd, Hartfield, Virginia 2307
Historic Ben Lomond is the Site for Preakness Party: The RCC Educational Foundation proudly announces that the 14th annual Preakness Party, scheduled for May 19, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., will be held at historic “Ben Lomond,” one of Essex County’s most architecturally significant homes. The c. 1730 house is located 10 miles south of Tappahannock in Dunnsville. Preakness Party Information.
Wine Tour de France for Avalon: May 20, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 6 hosted by Le Yaca French Restaurant in Williamsburg, Some 100 of Williamsburg`s most enchanting and philanthropic-minded will be there -- you won`t want to miss it! Space is limited and this event sells out. Following the tasting will be a special chef`s dinner paired with unique wines from a mystery cellar. Very limited seating. To register for the tasting or dinner, and for details about being an individual or corporate event sponsor, please contact Priscilla Caldwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: This is a 2-day workshop is designed to teach the skills to competently and confidently intervene with a person at risk of suicide. May 30 and 31, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Bay Aging Meeting Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green Rd., Gloucester, $50.00, Online Registration: Go to www.chvc.online , Registration Deadline: May 25.
Middle Peninsula Career Fair and Expo: June 2, 2018,
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Middle Peninsula Job Fair and Expo, to be held at Gloucester High School from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for job and career-seeking adults! THIS JOB FAIR IS LOCATED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, BUT IS FOR ALL ADULTS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT! The event is open to all unemployed and underemployed adults interested in learning more about employment and career opportunities available in the region! This event is also open to students entering the workforce. Employer, Internship, and Educational Booths are available for a fee of $75. Please register here:https://conta.cc/2DJhR6k. Event Sponsorships are also available. This event is through a partnership with the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Employment Commission, Peninsula Worklink, Gloucester Economic Development and the Gloucester County Public Schools. Event sponsorships available for a fee on our website and www.gloucestervachamber.org Or you may call 804-693-2425
Donate Blood! Upcoming Blood Drives:
May 7, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment
May 9, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Middle Peninsula- Northern Neck Community Services Board, Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment
9th Annual Gloucester Wine Festival: September 22, 2018 in the beautiful gardens of Brent and Becky’s! Wineries, Food Vendors, Artists, Crafters and Specialty Item Sales are welcome to apply with applications being accepted at www.gloucesterwinefestival.com
Kiwanis Club of Gloucester: The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester meets the third Wednesday of each month at Nick`s Restaurant in Gloucester Point at 6:00 p.m., join us and learn more about Kiwanis and how we help families in our community, 804-694-7586, email@example.com
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Return of bay grasses is sentinel for Chesapeake Bay recovery
Research ties long-term nutrient reductions in Bay to a resurgence of underwater grasses. Read more...
Post-Civil War Gloucester is the focus of RCC Lifelong Learning course
Popular instructors Dr. David Brown and Thane Harpole will return to the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) with a new course, “Gloucester County After the Civil War: from Reconstruction Through the Early 20th Century.”
The course will take place in Gloucester at The Center for Archaeology, Preservation, and Education, Woodville School, and various locations on Main Street and elsewhere. The three-session course will be held on May 1, 15, and 22 (Tuesdays), from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gloucester Institute is a 501©(3) non-profit organization with all contributions tax deductible. TGI operates under a “student first mentality” with approximately 80% of each dollar invested directly into the students and leadership programs. The remainder of donated funds are utilized to strengthen the leadership team and fundraising capabilities. Find out more HERE and GIVE.
Low-Cost Home Internet for Qualified Cox Customers: Cox Connect2Compete program is available for Gloucester residents that have K-12 students and receive government assistance for $9.95 per month with no deposits or annual contracts and with free installation and a modem. Cox’s Connect2Compete program is open to families with K-12 children who qualify for free or reduced school lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or renters who participate in the Section 8 Rental Assistance program. If you or a family you know of might be eligible, visit www.connect2compete.org/Cox or call (855) 222-3252 for application assistance.
“Vibrant Communities through Tourism” Workshop Series:
Middle Peninsula Alliance and Virginia Tourism Corporation announce the continuation of the 2018 MPA “Vibrant Communities through Tourism” Workshop Series In partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Virginia Tourism Corporation announce the continuation of the 2018 MPA “Vibrant Communities through Tourism” Workshop Series"
The People’s Sector: A Look at Nonprofit Gains and Losses:
When measuring the robustness of the U.S. economy, we often use indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to shed some light on year over year changes. How can we measure the financial health of the nonprofit sector? The Urban Institute’s tool, entitled “The People’s Sector: A Look at Nonprofit Gains and Losses,” provides some insight. This tool enables users to explore how nonprofits have changed financially in certain American cities and states over time. Results can be sorted by type of nonprofit, city, state, and years.
Student Loan Forgiveness Program: The PSLF Program promotes full-time public sector employment. Public employees may qualify for Loan Forgiveness after making 120 payments toward their student loans while working full-time in public service. This means that nurses, policeman, firefighters, public health, and government employees can be eligible for participation. The PSLF Program was designed uniquely to provide relief to those who are doing the most good for our communities every day. Find out more at Public Service Loan Forgiveness (here).
Middle Peninsula Alliance and Virginia Tourism Corporation announce the 2018 MPA Vibrant Communities through Tourism Workshop Series… find out more!
Two New Fairfield Preservation Initiatives: Documenting and Preserving Sites Across the Middle Peninsula
The Fairfield Foundation has long supported preservation efforts on the Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas through public archaeology, historical research, oral histories and preservation advocacy. As our Center for Archaeology, Preservation, and Education (CAPE) nears completion we are redoubling our efforts within the community to broaden our impact and demonstrate the value of historic places. ...
Humane Education and Resource Team Inc. is a new 501c3 non profit serving Gloucester and Mathews pet owners. We offer pet food in crisis situations,dog training advice and some financial assistance for euthanasia with veterinarian referral. We hope to start offering classes in pet CPR and first aid in the future. Email Wanda Fary at email@example.com or call 815-2394 for more information.
2-1-1 Virginia: A program of the Virginia Department of Social Services, 2-1-1 Virginia answered 104,919 calls for assistance and had 62,851 unique visitors searching the website last year. To provide the citizens of Virginia with current and correct information on health and human services resources, it is essential that agencies review and update information at www.211virginia.org. If your agency is not currently included, it is simple to add it to the database - click here to view 2-1-1 VIRGINIA's inclusion / exclusion criteria.
Mental Health Statistics, Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deal with a mental illness or substance abuse according to a recent HealthDay article. Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, according to researcher. See full article at medlineplus.gov.
No Wrong Door Virginia is a virtual system and statewide network of shared resources, designed to streamline access to long term services and supports for older adults, family caregivers and individuals of all ages with disabilities – connecting individuals, providers and communities across the Commonwealth. www.nowrongdoorvirginia.org
Profile of Virginia's Uninsured: The Virginia Health Care Foundation annually contracts with the Urban Institute to develop a Profile of Virginia's Uninsured using data from the U.S. Census, the American Communities Survey, and estimates from an analytical approach it has developed. The 2017 Profile of Virginia's Uninsured is now available at www.vhcf.org/data/profile-of-the-uninsured/.
Monitoring and Evaluation 101: A Webinar for Nonprofit Professionals
So, you managed to get the grant for your new program or project. Now, how do you measure its success? If you are a non-expert looking to understand the fundamentals of programmatic monitoring and evaluation, Elevate is offering a webinar entitled “Monitoring and Evaluation 101: A Webinar for Nonprofit Professionals." By focusing on practical tips and case studies, this webinar will make monitoring and evaluation easy to understand.
Network Peninsula Offers "Lunch with a Purpose” Building Relationships with Your Voice- - April 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Held in partnership with the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation. Our Relationship Building Series continues as we hear from local nonprofit leaders who consider advocacy a major responsibility in developing relationships with local, state, and national government leaders and in bringing visibility to the issues their programs seek to address. Panel will be moderated by Steve Kast, CEO, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula. To register, click here
Remaining 2018 monthly programs planned are:
May 18 - Building Relationships with Local Funders and June 22 - Building Relationships with Your Feathers
Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle - What is it and How Do You Make it Work for Your Mission? May 10, is presented by Heather Stombaugh, GPA approved trainer,this webinar covers: The five major steps of the fundraising cycle, Donor engagement opportunities at each step in the cycle, Tips and tricks for board, staff, and volunteers to get involved in donor engagement. learn more and register here.
The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence is a great resource for professional development. Classes, sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Tidewater Community College, are geared to nonprofit staff and volunteers in our region. Topics for 2018 range from winning the grant writing game to being culturally diverse and inclusive. Most classes are just one day. Costs are reasonable, and the returns on your investment in yourself and your nonprofit are high.
View the current course schedule.
Did you know the Hampton Roads Community Foundation offers free, 90-minute training sessions for nonprofit professionals? The sessions are taught by foundation staff at our offices in downtown Norfolk. Topics range from how to apply for grants to collecting data on your projects. Click here to see the 2018 training schedule.
Maximize your social media marketing efforts: Do know who's visiting your social media sites and what they are looking at while visiting? This class offered by the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence will help you understand social media tools and reporting. This class is a great opportunity to learn from a social media expert. Additionally, you will earn credit toward your Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The academy is sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Tidewater Community College. Register here.
What are funders looking for in grantmaking and reporting?: In a recent study by Social Solutions, funders say impact, mission and legal nonprofit status are the three most important considerations for providing funding. Program outcomes, impact stories and budgets are what funders are looking for most in reporting. Click here to read the full study and learn what other factors are important to funders.
Show me the money! Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below.
Lowe’s Gives Foundation: Community Partners
The Lowe's Gives Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where Lowe's operates stores and distribution centers throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Community Partners grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local municipalities undertaking high-need projects such as building renovations and upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades, and safety improvements. Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000. The 2018 application deadlines are May 11 and August 24. Visit the company’s website to review the giving guidelines and to take the eligibility quiz.
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites Letters of Intent
DEADLINE: May 31, 2018 (Letters of Intent)
Grants will be awarded to projects and programs with the potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Deadline: April 26, 2018
Acres for America, a partnership between Wal-Mart Stores and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, provides funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property. The goal of the Acres for America program is to offset the footprint of Wal-Mart's domestic facilities on at least an acre-by-acre basis through these acquisitions. Preferential consideration will be given to proposals that can demonstrate their ability to achieve more than one of the program priorities below.
• Conserve critical habitats for birds, fish, plants and wildlife
• Connect existing protected lands to unify wild places and protect critical migration routes
• Provide access for people to enjoy the outdoors
• Ensure the future of local economies that depend on forestry, ranching and recreation
Walmart Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grant Program
DEADLINE: December 31, 2018
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Accepting Applications for Youth Literacy Grant Program
DEADLINE: May 17, 2018
Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations working to help students who are reading below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.
Newman's Own Awards Program
Newman's Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times are joining together in presenting $200,000 in grants to recognize volunteer and nonprofit organizations supporting our nation's military families. Eligible applicants to the Newman’s Own Awards Program must be comprised primarily of volunteers or be a nonprofit organization, and be working with Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve units, veterans, and their families. Applying organizations will be evaluated on their innovative plans for improving the quality of life for members of the military, veterans, and their families. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. The application deadline for 2018 is April 25. Visit the program’s website to submit an online application.
The E. K. Sloane Fund provides grants to help nonprofit organizations purchase or repair pianos – primarily those for public performance. Grants range from $5,000 to $75,000. Applications are due October 1. Go here for more information or Apply online or review a sample application
Dominion Energy will once again provide $1 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve the environment and provide environmental education experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each for short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment. For details and online application, please visit: www.dominionenergy.com/envirogrants
Grants for Service Members - Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting applications from military service members who have been deployed in the last six years and have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity. The program provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant - not a loan - so no repayment is required. Eligible expenses include housing and vehicle payments; utility or phone bills; food and incidentals; children's clothing, food, diapers, school, and childcare; and medical bills, prescriptions, eyeglasses. To learn more, click here.
Grants Database - has been updated in many program categories, including: Advocacy/Leadership, Children/Youth, Health, and Seniors/Elderly Care. Must be logged in as a member to access.