Working with our youngest to get them a Head Start

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.

Charles Viney honored in the AECP Energy Conversation May monthly Weatherization Newsletter

CHARLES VINEY Clinch Valley CAA, Energy Auditor

Charles began his career at Clinch Valley Community Action (CVCA) as a crew technician and just after his first year he became the crew supervisor on March 19, 2009. Soon after on May 18, 2009 he became the estimator inspector which eventually led to him becoming the energy auditor on March 01, 2013 and he currently holds that title today. Beyond this Charles has many things he has accomplished over his career including the following: CPR/First Aid, Lead Safety, Weatherization Tech Fundamentals, Renovator, Weatherization Fundamentals, Energy Auditor, Heating System Fundamentals, Asbestos O & M Worker Initial HVAX Sizing, ASHRAE 62.2, BPI Building Analyst, NEAT/MHEA Energy Auditor, OSHA, Retrofit Installer Technician, Quality Control Inspector, Manufactured Housing Fundamental, BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage Certification, HVAC Fundamentals, and his Residential Building Energy Analyst License.

Though all these accomplishments are vast his greatest asset is being supportive, caring, resourceful and always willing and happy to offer services wherever they are needed no matter how daunting they may seem. Charles is fondly known as the go-to person when a task needs to be completed. His performance levels are always a step above and beyond what is expected of him or what is job entitles. Over the past fifteen years we have known Charles to be a fantastic teammate, always cheerful and exceptional in all he does. Through many leadership and employee changes throughout his career he has exemplified our agency mission and his knowledge and skills are what sets him apart from the rest. His quick wit, attention to detail, loyalty, high work ethic, and enthusiastic work performance are all the endearing qualities that make him a very valuable member of the Clinch Valley Weatherization staff.

Submitted by Sandra Corell, CVCA Housing Director

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Celebrating Community Action Month

CVCA Events and Happenings

The Camp Joy Head Start Center began pet study in March adding a veterinarian clinic to the classroom – Click Here for more exciting Head Start Center happenings

CVCA Employment
Accepting Applications for 2023 Camp Joy Summer Camp


Junior Day Camp Week #1            June 19 – 23, 2023             6-12 Years

Junior Day Camp Week #2            June 26 – 30, 2023             6-12 Years

Junior Day Camp Week #3            July 10 – 14, 2023              6-12 Years

Senior Day Camp                          July 17 – 21, 2023           “13-16 Years

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA)

Clinch Valley Community Action participates in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), which is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. All volunteers are IRS certified. If you live in Tazewell County or any of the surrounding communities, you may qualify for this free service. We will electronically file your Federal and state tax returns for you. We offer preparation for other states, as well.

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Accepting bids for the installation of a new back door deck

The Clinch Valley Community Action Special Projects department is accepting bids for the installation of a new back door deck at the double wide located at the Camp Joy property. Contractor will replace current back door deck with a safer, sturdier, back deck, located at 176 Camp Joy Road, Bluefield, VA 24605. Contractor must provide all labor and materials to complete the project as specified. Clean-up and removal of any debris will be the contractor’s responsibility. For additional information or to arrange a site visit, contact Liz Lester at
276-988-5583 x 346.

Insurance documentation must be provided. Minority and female owned businesses are encouraged to bid. Please submit bids marked Camp Joy Doublewide, to Liz Lester, Special Projects Director; Clinch Valley Community Action; PO Box 188; North Tazewell, VA 24630 or Review of bids will begin on June 5th; all bids are subject to Board review.

Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

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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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.



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

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Project Discovery Applications

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