Community Service

Care for Your Community - Image of town within a red heart, next to many reaching hands.

Monthly Service Opportunity

K12 Care for Your Community Campaign provides students a monthly opportunity to participate in local Community Service Projects.  Students benefit by learning the importance of serving in the community and partnering with local charities.  Check out our monthly service opportunities below to learn how to get involved and see the amazing work Virginia Virtual Academy students are doing.

Update your Twitter and Facebook profile with the Care for Your Community Twibbon!

http://twibbon.com/support/care-for-your-community-vava

Please track all community service efforts and hours here.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K12Cares

Share photos of your community service on our school Facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaVirtualAcademy/


July Community Service - clean up a park

JULY – Support the Power of Parks!

July is Parks and Recreation Month. This year's theme is Parks and Recreation: A Lifetime of Discovery. The National Recreation and Park Association is challenging everyone to explore the "undiscovered" power of parks!

Together, let's celebrate the unique role parks play in our communities!

Order a K12 Cares Fundraiser T-shirt

Order your K12 Cares t-shirt this month and help keep our parks clean and beautiful!

Project Description

Clean Up a Park!

  1. Join as at an organized group event below, or individually partner with your community park to clean up litter, plant flowers, or remove invasive plants.
  2. Purchase a Care for Your Community tee! Proceeds will be donated to the National Recreation and Park Association.
  3. Take photos of your park cleanup and share them on your school Facebook page by July 30.
  4. Be sure to tell us about your efforts by completing the Community Service Survey!

Events

K12 Cares July Community Service Event

Event Name: Prince William Forest Park

Date: 7/12/2018

Time: 9am until 12pm

Location: 18170 Park Entrance Rd Triangle, VA 18170

Description: Do you live in or around Triangle, VA and want to show your community some love?  Join Virginia Virtual Academy for K12 Cares July Community Service Project in the morning (TBD) to assist Resource Management with invasive plant removal at Prince William Forest Park.

Link to register: http://my.info.k12.com/VAVAPartner20180712-Triangle_01RegistrationLP.html

 


Kids at a lemonade stand fundraiser

JUNE – Join the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Help change the lives of children with cancer, raise awareness, and empower others to help find a cure by partnering—alone or as a group—with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Project Description

Set Up a Lemonade Stand

Be part of a national movement to fight childhood cancer—one cup at a time!  Visit the foundation's website for all the details.

  1. Choose your location, date and time, and register your Alex’s Lemonade Stand. (We encourage children to participate every step of the way, they will just need an adult to help them register.)
  2. You can choose to have an event kit mailed to you and you’ll get a personal event coach from Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help answer your questions.
  3. Take photos of your lemonade stand and share them on your school Facebook page by June 30.
  4. Be sure to tell us about your efforts by completing the Community Service Survey!

Events

Saturday, June 23rd from 11am until 1pm

Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016

Do you live in or around NW DC and want to show your community some love?

Join Virginia Virtual Academy and Sibley for K12 Cares June Community Service Project between 11:00am and 1:00pm.

You're invited to participate in our school organized event to bring awareness to the Fight Against Childhood Cancer.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you, individually or as part of a group, to show support for local families in need.

Friday, June 29th from 11am until 1pm

Norview Community Center

6380 Sewells Point Road 
Norfolk, VA 23513

Do you live in or around Norfolk and want to show your community some love?

Join Virginia Virtual Academy and Norview Community Center for K12 Cares June Community Service Project between 11:00am and 1:00pm.

You're invited to participate in our school organized event to bring awareness to the Fight Against Childhood Cancer.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you, individually or as part of a group, to show support for local families in need.


Pinwheels for Prevention

April- Pinwheels for Prevention®

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we invite you to show your support for our nation's children by making your own pinwheel display!

Pinwheels are the national symbol of child abuse prevention and a visible reminder of the happy and healthy childhood that all children deserve.

Project Description

Make or purchase inexpensive pinwheels and create a pinwheel garden in your yard or at a local business (with permission). Or you can make a Pinwheels for Prevention poster to display on your front porch or window, and be sure to include your school's name!


Community Service Events


MARCH – Read Across America Book Drive

March Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.   

Project Description

Option 1:  Book Donation

  • Share your love of reading by donating gently used books to the local library.

Option 2:  Volunteer

  • Volunteer to read a favorite book at a local library or bookstore story time or to a senior at a local assisted living facility.

Option 3:  Little Free Library Project

Image of VAVA Care for Your Community Fundraiser T-Shirt

Option 4:  T-Shirt Fundraiser for United Way

Events

Do you live in or around the Burke area and want to show your community some love?  Join Virginia Virtual Academy for K12 Cares “Read Across America” March Community Service Project between 12:30pm and 1:00pm at Burke Centre Library (Conference Room) and donate children books.  We'd love to see you.  All are welcome so bring a friend!

Photos

Coming Soon!


FEBRUARY – Love a Charity

February is a great time to show your favorite charities some love by making an extra contribution or volunteering your time and talent.

Project Description

Option 1:  Spread Love with Valentine’s

  • Make and deliver Valentine cards and spread love to those needing it the most.
  • Senior Citizens in Assisted Living or Nursing Home Facility
  • Patients at the Local Children’s Hospital
  • Fire Fighters, Police Officers, or EMT’s in the Local Community

Events

Do you live in or around the Falls Church area and want to show your community some love?  Stop by Ronald McDonald House to make (or sign) a Thank You card for a local hero, a child at Inova Children's Hospital, or military member.  Join Virginia Virtual Academy in the conference room between noon and 1 p.m..  We'd love to see you.  All are welcome so bring a friend!  FREE while supplies last.

Photos

Volunteers and students holding Valentines
Volunteer and students making Valentines
Volunteer and student making Valentines together