Dear Nevadans, One of the positives from the outbreak of COVID-19 has been the overwhelming support of people wanting to help their neighbors through service and volunteerism. Through our NV Volunteer Connect service, volunteers can easily find locations throughout…
NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Seeking Nevada organizations interested in developing national service programs to address critical community needs Nevada Volunteers is pleased to release this Notice of Funding Opportunity which requests applications from Nevada organizations and agencies interested in…
National Service is in the spotlight. Several Presidential candidates have called for strengthening programs, or even suggesting service should be mandatory for all young people. September began AmeriCorps 25th anniversary and now is a great time to look at how…
For Immediate Release Contact: Terry Bell, Administrative Assistant (775) 825-1900 | email@example.com www.nevadavolunteers.org 2018 Governor's Points of Light Awards Finalists Announced RENO/LAS VEGAS, August 2, 2018 — Nevada Volunteers, the Governor's Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the finalists…
We're looking for an intern! Position Overview: The Data Entry Intern within Nevada Volunteers is an essential contributor to Nevada Volunteers’ efforts towards building and maintaining the state's infrastructure to enhance national service and community volunteer engagement. In collaboration…
Nevada Volunteers wants to know your volunteer story! National Volunteer Week is April 15th-22nd and to celebrate all the amazing volunteers in our state we are holding a Volunteer Week Photo Contest. Submit your photos at https://goo.gl/jPMxdo and your story…
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.
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.
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
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