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  We're hiring a Grants Coordinator! Position Overview: The Grants Coordinator is an important part of the AmeriCorps Team at Nevada Volunteers. This position provides support to the Director of AmeriCorps with grantmaking and grant compliance for Nevada AmeriCorps grantees.…

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Is AmeriCorps Right for Your Organization?

We know that getting started with AmeriCorps funding opportunities can be challenging, so start here! Answer the following question to find out if your organization is eligible for AmeriCorps funding:

1) Is your organization a public or private nonprofit organization – including labor organizations, faith-based and other community organizations; an institution of higher education; a government entity within the State of Nevada; an Indian tribe; or a partnership or consortia?

2) Does your organization file as a 501c3, 501c4, 501c5, or 501c6 with the IRS?

3) Does your organization’s plan for utilizing AmeriCorps members address specific unmet community needs in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and/or veterans and military families?

If you answered yes to all three of these questions then you may qualify for AmeriCorps funding! AmeriCorps state funding gives your organization the opportunity to hire AmeriCorps members to expand your program and your reach in Nevada.
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Governor Brian Sandoval proclaims March 11 through 17, 2018 AmeriCorps Week in Nevada

AmeriCorps Week 2018

Governor Brian Sandoval proclaims March 11 through 17, 2018 AmeriCorps Week in Nevada

Nevada, Statewide, March 9th, 2018 —Nevada Volunteers is pleased to announce Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed the week of March 11th through March 17th, 2018, as AmeriCorps Week in Nevada. We will be celebrating the week with a social media takeover. Each day next week an AmeriCorps member from a different program from throughout the state of Nevada, will take over Nevada Volunteers social media showcasing their service in their local communities.

This year in Nevada, 327 AmeriCorps members will help to meet local needs at 78 host sites in 11 counties statewide. Thanks to AmeriCorps members, over 640 children and youth will be mentored, more than 800 people in rural communities will have assistance finding healthcare options to fight opioid and prescription drug abuse, and 2,700 acres of land will be cleared of invasive species and other fire fuel hazards.

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AmeriCorps Alumni, Where Are They Now?

How did their service experience impact their journeys? What doors will AmeriCorps open for you?

 

Yoana Chavez- From Stipend to Salary

Yoana Chavez served two terms as an AmeriCorps member in Winnemucca, NV, at the Frontier Community Action Agency. After graduating high school, serving her community as an AmeriCorps member at FCAA was a great opportunity to help her community while continuing her education at Great Basin College. When asked about her experience serving as an AmeriCorps member she said, “Joining AmeriCorps was one of the best decisions that I made! It was a great opportunity to get involved in the community and meet new people. AmeriCorps supports public service as well as education. After completing my contract hours with AmeriCorps I received an education award. This helped me so much in paying for my college classes for my Bachelors degree! I would definitely recommend AmeriCorps. Not only do they help with school, it’s also a great way to meet people and create lifelong friendships as well as give back to the community!”
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Nevada Volunteers certifies Immunize Nevada as a Service Enterprise

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shelby Seferian

775) 825-1900 | shelby@nevadavolunteers.org

Nevada Volunteers certifies Immunize Nevada as a Service Enterprise

RENO|LAS VEGAS, February 21st, 2018 – Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s commission on service, is pleased to announce Immunize Nevada has achieved certification as a Service Enterprise, testifying to the fact Immunize Nevada has effective volunteer management processes in place. As a certified Service Enterprise, Immunize Nevada leverages volunteers and their skills to strengthen organizational capacity, better deliver on the organization’s social mission, and offer the volunteer a more fulfilling experience.

Nevada Volunteers presented the Executive Director, Heidi Parker, the Service Enterprise certification on February 21st, 2018. Immunize Nevada is Nevada’s sixth certified Service Enterprise and joins the national network of only 340 organizations certified as a Service Enterprise.

“Committing to and completing the Service Enterprise process not only has created a culture of volunteerism throughout our entire organization, but it also positively impacted how our entire team approaches volunteer roles and responsibilities. From questions like “Is that something a volunteer can do?” to including them in tasks like project evaluation – we now look at all opportunities through a service-focused lens.” Heidi Parker – Executive Director
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United States’ Presidents and National Service

United States’ Presidents and National Service

Service to others is a core value of our country. U.S. presidents throughout history have been instrumental in creating the programs to support national service. This President’s Day, we remember presidents, starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt, and their contributions to National Service and AmeriCorps.

Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order on April 5, 1933 and created the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of his New Deal legislation in response to the Great Depression. This monumental initiative not only employed around four million young people, but also helped shape the national and state park systems we enjoy today. Some of the accomplishments of this program include, planting over 3.5 Billion trees, constructing trails and shelters in more the 800 parks nationwide and clearing and maintaining access roads. In 1942 when World War II began, the Civilian Conservation Corps was dissolved to utilize all resources for the war effort. Fortunately, this program was highly regarded among the public and eventually inspired the creation of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) in 1992.
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