Serving our community with needed programs--Weatherization

Serving our youth with inspirational programs--Project Discovery

Enabling our elderly to serve our community--RSVP and Senior Companion Programs

Clinch Valley Community Action has been located in Tazewell County since 1965.  But our programs and services have extended even beyond those borders as we continue our legacy of helping people help themselves.  Our dedicated employees work diligently to ensure not only that CVCA’s services are delivered, but that our community is a better place to live.  Explore our website to see what is available, but more importantly, call or visit with our people so we can help you succeed in your future.

Vision Statement:  Clinch Valley Community Action casts a vision for safe and prosperous communities, strong and nurturing families, and productive and independent citizens.

Mission Statement:  Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc. provides resources and opportunities to individuals, families, and communities in a supportive environment to improve the quality of life.  Clinch Valley Community Action treats each individual with respect and dignity in a professional manner.

Promise Statement:  Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

CVCA Events and Happenings

Want to learn more about Head Start/ Early Head Start?  Click below for an informative video.

CVCA Employment
Drug and Alcohol Screening Services

CVCA has trained staff that can provide Pre-employment, Random, Post-Accident, and Reasonable Cause screenings at your business or at our office.

New Drug Screening Brochure


Accepting New Senior Companion Volunteers

“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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Project Discovery Applications

Applications are being taken for Project Discovery.  Access the application by clicking here.

Family Crisis Services accepting volunteers

We are looking for energetic, dependable and self-motivated individuals to serve as Volunteer Advocates!  Advocates provide support, access resources, and offer encouragement to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. These tasks require empathy, confidentiality, and emotional maturity.  Volunteers should also be able to handle crisis situations, display a responsible work ethic and work well in a trauma-informed, healing-centered & survivor-focused environment.

  • Volunteers are needed in the following areas:Shelter coverage
  • Respond to hotline calls
  • Provide child care in the shelter
  • Emergency services – transportation, legal advocates, hospital/law enforcement companions
  • Office support
  • Assist with public awareness events & fundraisers

For more information, please contact our office at (276) 988-5583, ext. 301.

Single Family Housing Repair Loan & Grant Pilot

What does this program do?

Also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, this provides loans to verylowincome homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes or provides grants to elderly verylowincome homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

For Additional Questions or an Application, Contact Sandra Corell at 276-988-5583, ext 348 or email at

Click here for more info.

RSVP Feature with Serve Virginia

CVCA has been an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) site for more than fifty years, coordinating volunteers to serve on-site at food pantries across Tazewell, Russell, and Buchanan counties as well as helping support the thrift stores that accompany some of the food pantries.

Click here for the full article.

CVCA Head Start accepting quotes for mowing/trimming

The Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start program is currently accepting quotes for mowing/trimming at McCready Center (1+ acre), Chilhowie Center (1 acre), and Atkins Center (1/2 acre) located in Smyth County, Virginia. Mowing/trimming will be completed weekly beginning the week of April 8 and ending the final week of September, unless conditions warrant further mowing. Quote should include individual pricing for each location. For additional information or to schedule a time to inspect grounds, contact Robin Boyd at 276-988-5583 x338 Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM and 4 PM. Federal funds will be used; contractor must submit three commercial references and official proof of liability and worker’s compensation insurance for all employees at time of quote submission. Weekly invoices and payroll documentation will be required for payment. Minority and female owned businesses are encouraged to participate. Please submit quotes marked HEAD START MOWING – SMYTH COUNTY to Robin Boyd, Executive Director; 1379 Tazewell Avenue; North Tazewell, VA 24630 or email to . Deadline will be 12:00 PM Friday, May 31, 2024; review of quotes will begin at this time. Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any and all quotes.

Electrical contractors for Camp Joy repairs

Clinch Valley Community Action will be Pre-Qualifying Electrical Contractors to perform some major repairs at Camp Joy. This will include electrical to the camp buildings. Contractors must have a valid Virginia License and provide GL Insurance, Workers Compensation. Local Contractors will be used whenever possible. Contracts will be awarded based on qualifications, availability, price, and understanding of the scope of work. For more information contact Liz Lester, Director of Special Projects 1379 Tazewell Avenue, P.O. Box 188 North Tazewell, VA 24630.  Phone: 276- 988-5583 ext. 346 or Fax: 276-988-4041. Email:  Deadline will be Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 12:00 noon.

Check out The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides decent, affordable housing to very low- to low-income individuals and families, including people with disabilities and senior citizens.

Vouchers are distributed through Virginia Housing. in partnership with local housing agency partners. Vouchers allow qualifying prospective tenants to select from a wider range of housing options, as opposed to being limited to designated housing projects. The tenant pays the landlord a percentage of their monthly income towards the rent, with the voucher subsidizing the remainder.

What families are eligible?
Prospective tenants often represent the diversity of your local community. They may be individuals, families and people with disabilities or senior citizens. They tend to be very highly-motivated renters who pay rent in a timely manner and maintain the property.



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