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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Amber Martin-JahnRENO/LAS VEGAS — October 1, 2013 – Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce Amber Martin-Jahn as the Executive Director. Jahn previously served as the AmeriCorps Program Officer for Nevada Volunteers and prior to that worked for the City of Reno.

Jahn’s knowledge of the federal grants system and genuine appreciation for National Service in Nevada was developed as the AmeriCorps Program Officer, but her previous experience in the city’s municipality system, nonprofit field, and social work sector make her a true asset to the Nevada Volunteers team.

“We are incredibly pleased that Amber has stepped up to lead Nevada Volunteers at this exciting time in our organizational development. Her background in nonprofits and social work provides an ideal bridge from our AmeriCorps program subgrantees to Nevada Volunteers. Our Board is certain Amber will be a positive force for building an ethic of service in Nevada,” said Stacy Woodbury, Chair of Nevada Volunteers.

Jahn is looking forward to fostering partnerships with other nonprofits, developing better awareness of National Service in the State, and continuing the mission of Nevada Volunteers in building an ethic of volunteerism throughout Nevada.

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About Nevada Volunteers

Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, shapes a culture of service and citizenship by bringing interested people together with important causes through volunteering and national service. Nevada Volunteers provides training to strengthen volunteer programs and track volunteer impact, provides easy access to volunteer opportunities through our website (nevadavolunteers.org ) and sponsors recognition programs for outstanding volunteers. Nevada Volunteers administers the Nevada AmeriCorps funding. Since 1998, Nevada Volunteers has engaged more than 2,618 Nevada AmeriCorps members in volunteer services across the state of Nevada.

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