Virginians love to serve! More than 2 million Virginia residents volunteer in their communities every year. This spirit of volunteerism is reflected in our support of National Service across the Commonwealth. Virginia is the first state in the nation where the higher education community has come together to commit to integrating service years on their campuses. More than 50 higher education institutions, including all Virginia public colleges and community colleges, have committed to service year support tactics, including creating service year opportunities for students, linking service to academic credit, and more. Virginia understands that when our young people are engaged in their communities, we can make incredible things happen and solve our greatest challenges!