Saturday, October 22, 2016
  • RSVP

    The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation, has matched local problems with older adults aged 55+ who are willing to help since 1972 in Tazewell County.
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  • Camp Joy

    Clinch Valley Community Action is proud to announce that Camp Joy will be open for the ninth consecutive year of children’s summer camp. Over 900 children have enjoyed the camp.
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  • Senior Companion

    Daily tasks such as companionship-talking and listening, transportation, peer counseling, grocery shopping, meal preparation and light housekeeping.
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Welcome to CVCA

Welcome to the Clinch Valley Community Action website. This site is designed to describe our agency and all of the programs available for those eligible to participate.  This site also gives us the opportunity to pay special tribute to those who work tirelessly to ensure that not only CVCA’s services are delivered, but that our community is a better place to live.

Please Donate

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Family Crisis Services on Facebook

Needing Volunteers

Family Crisis Services, a joint domestic violence and sexual assault program of Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc., seeks energetic, dependable and self-motivated individuals to work as Volunteer Advocates.  Volunteers are needed to provide shelter coverage, to answer the hotline, to provide child care and emergency transportation, to provide office support, to assist with public awareness and fundraisers, and to serve as court advocates.

Volunteer Advocates provide companionship, a friendly face, and a listening ear to victims and their families. This job requires a great deal of tact, empathy, understanding and emotional maturity.  Volunteers should also respect confidentiality, display a responsible work ethic and work well with people.

The next Volunteer Advocate Training will begin July 20, 2016.  For more information, please call Jennifer Bourne at (276) 988-5583.

Read Across America

Clinch Valley Community Action Board of Directors participated in Reading Across America week at CVCA Head Start Centers in March. Shelia Weimer reads with Camp Joy Head Start classroom. David T. Larimer, II reads with Tazewell Head Start classroom. Ramona Simmons reads with Raven Head Start classroom. Kimberly Austin reads with Richlands Head Start classroom. Kathy Smith-Cox reads with Richland Head Start classroom. The kids enjoyed the visits from the Board of Directors as they paid close attention to the stories that were being read.   Board members were so proud to be a part of this event and always look forward to meeting and reading with these wonderful kids. These kids are our future leaders so we must encourage them to be at their best and learn everything they can. Thank you to all of the other volunteers who came and read to these wonderful kids during the special week.

Soar Virginia Scholarship Program

Richmond, Virginia–September 18, 2015–Virginia529 College Savings Plan (Virginia529) has expanded its scholarship program for high school students in a new partnership with Project Discovery of Virginia, Inc. (Project Discovery). The expansion adds 10 districts to the 38 currently participating.

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Project Discovery

Applications are being taken for Project Discovery.  Access the application by going to

Accepting New Senior Companions

"I am needed and I help my clients stay independent in their home…where they want to stay" --- This is often said by volunteer companions with the Senior Companion Program.

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Domestic Violence Month

As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we have several activities & events planned to raise awareness in our community.  Please contact our office at 276-988-5583 or for more information.

Tuesday, October 4 - Paint it Purple Campaign!!!

Our staff & volunteers will be travelling across Tazewell County to deliver purple ribbons to the businesses, schools, churches, organizations, etc. that have ordered them.  We are also encouraging folks to wear purple & send us a pic!  We can also take pics when we deliver your ribbons.

Please text pictures to me at 276-971-6340.  In texting your picture to CVCA, you are giving us permission for the free use of your name and picture in any written account, social media posting, broadcast or telecast of this event for any legitimate purpose. Thank you for showing your support by painting Tazewell County purple!


Join us at Fisher & Company on Thursday, October 6 from 6-8pm for a night of paint & pies.  Beth Elswick will be our instructor as we create a beautiful purple paintingJ  Spaces are extremely limited; please register by Monday, October 3.  The cost of this event is $40.  Ages 10 and up are welcome. #greatpurplepaintnight #paintandpies

A Flock of Freaky Flamingos

We are conducting our flamingo fundraiser again this year: A Flock of Freaky Flamingos.  We have 12 black skeleton flamingos ready to roost in the yards of family & friends across Tazewell in order to raise money to support our work to eliminate domestic violence. 

If the flamingos end up in your front yard, you may choose to pay $10.00 to send the flock to their next home or you may choose to not participate.  Either way, our staff will return within 24 hours to remove the freaky flamingos from your yard.

Attached to this email is a flyer & order form. #getyourflockon

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Third Annual Halloween Hustle 5K

It’s that time of year again…to wear your favorite costume & join us for our annual 5K! Attached is a registration form.       
Early registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt.  Early registration ends October 7.  We also have the Monster Mash Kids’ Dash again this year for children ages 10 and under. The Kids’ Dash is $10 and does not include a T-shirt.

The 5K will be held on Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 P.M. in Tazewell. #runwalkorcrawl

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Teddy Bear Drive

This year, we are collecting new teddy bears for children in the shelter.  Our goal is to be able to provide a new teddy bear to each child when they arrive at the shelter. You can drop them off at our Main Office at 200 East Riverside Drive, North Tazewell, VA 24630.  Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

Porch Light Campaign 

We have 100 purple lightbulbs!!! Use a purple lightbulb this October on your front porch & show your commitment to happy, healthy & safe relationships. Donations are accepted to cover the cost of each lightbulbJ