For Immediate Release
Contact: Shelby Seferian
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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
The cultural shift brought by the Service Enterprise process helped Immunize Nevada manage volunteers more effectively and strengthen organizational capacity. Through the Service Enterprise process, Immunize Nevada’s Return on Volunteer Investment (ROVI) more than doubled. Immunize Nevada’s Service Enterprise certification proves volunteer efforts are aligned with the mission of the organization and that volunteers are treated well and their skills are used effectively.
“Nevada Volunteers invests in supporting Nevada organizations in becoming Service Enterprises because we know that Service Enterprises effectively use volunteers and, hence, contribute positively to Nevada’s communities and volunteerism.” said Amber Martin-Jahn.
Please visit https://www.immunizenevada.org/ to learn more about Immunize Nevada’s volunteer positions, training, and to access a volunteer application.