“Strengthening Personal Finances Through Education”

What We Do

Our family financial management programs help Virginians learn how to manage their money effectively. Programs for budgeting, improving credit scores, pre-planning for home ownership, reducing debt, and preventing identity theft help secure healthy financial futures for Virginia's families. We operate programs within schools, in collaboration with community groups, and through other, more direct means. Click the links below to get more information on our programs, ways of receiving assistance, volunteer opportunities, and program sponsorship.

How We Can Help

Visit the How We Can Help page to learn about how we can best assist you in strengthening your finances.   

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to learn about opportunities to volunteer with NSVFEP.

Sponsorship

Visit the Sponsorship page to learn more about our giving programs or to sponsor a month of financial education.

Testimonials

“I truly believe that the program has turned my financial problems around . . . It brought me great pleasure working with [my volunteer] . . . Thanks for believing in me.” — Client #91-0170
“[The program] saved my life. I couldn’t have made it without my volunteer.” — Client #91-0200
“This time last year we were behind in almost all bills. But today most of all our bills are being paid ahead or on time.” — Client #91-0230
“Working out my budget and reorganizing my spending made it possible for me to buy a new car!” — Client #92-0050
“Although my finances are very tight, I appreciate the help you gave me in budgeting. I’m paying myself first, if only $10 every other week. I’m not charging anything and only living on the money that I make. . . Thank you for your time and concern for my situation. It’s people like you that make this world a better place.” — Client #91-0240

Managing Your Money Series Summer 2017

Our "Managing Your Money" series will be held in three locations beginning in mid-July: Front Royal (Thursday evenings), Stanley (Monday evenings), and Winchester (Tuesday evenings).

The six-lesson series is designed to help participants take control of their personal finances. The series has a flexible format, with the option of taking the classes in any location in any order. Anyone who has attended all of sessions one through five will receive a certificate of completion. Session 6, on Getting Out of Debt, is optional.

The cost for the entire series is $15.00, which can be waived by receiving a scholarship voucher from a participating community services agency. 

Click below to download the registration flyer:

Summer 2017 Managing Your Money Flyer

If you would like to be on our list to receive e-mails about our upcoming programs (no more than once a month), please sign up at the following link: http://eepurl.com/bYpm9j.

Master Financial Education Volunteer Training

Virginia Cooperative Extension is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping families learn skills to manage their finances more effectively.

Master Financial Education Volunteers receive 30 hours of in-depth training, after which they agree to provide a minimum of 50 hours of service to the program.

Training topics include budgeting, credit, banking, insurance, and debt management, as well as communications skills, group facilitation, community resources, and more. These tools allow the volunteers to provide financial education to learning partners through classroom sessions, individual mentoring, and other Virginia Cooperative Extension programs. Volunteers can also serve in support roles, such as program management, publicity, data entry, evaluation and more.

For more information or to receive an application, contact Karen Poff at 540-635-4549 or by e-mail at kpoff@vt.edu. Potential volunteers must complete an application and agree to reference checks and a background check in order to participate.

Get Involved Brochure (PDF)

Master Financial Education Volunteer Application Form (PDF) 

Contact Karen

Karen Poff
Senior Extension Agent
kpoff@vt.edu
540-635-4549