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21Sep 20

AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY 

Seeking Nevada Organizations interested in developing national service programs to address critical community needs 

 

Nevada, Statewide, September 14, 2020– Nevada Volunteers is pleased to release this Notice of Funding Opportunity which requests applications from Nevada organizations and agencies interested in receiving AmeriCorps funding to recruit, place, and supervise AmeriCorps members. Nevada is excited to open this Notice of Funding Opportunity for nonprofits, faith-based organizations or government entities looking to make a positive impact through development of a national service program in Nevada for the 2021-2022 grant year beginning September 1, 2021. 

 

AmeriCorps programs support local community efforts through member assignments which provide direct service and capacity-building activities, while also mobilizing volunteers. Nevada Volunteers, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, seek to prioritize the investment of national service resources in the following areas: 

  • Economic Opportunity – increasing economic opportunities for communities by engaging opportunity youth to prepare them for the workforce. 
  • Education - improving school readiness, improving education outcomes, and preparing students for success in post-secondary institutions. 
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21Aug 20

Nevada Volunteers Seeks Volunteer Generation Fund Program Officer

Position:            Volunteer Generation Fund Program Officer

 

Reports To:      Executive Director

 

TYPE OF POSITION & FLSA STATUS:  Full-time/Exempt

 

LOCATION:                       Nevada, United States

 

SALARY RANGE:            $44,000 – 47,000/year, depending on experience

 

APPLICATIONS: Submit cover letter and resume to careers@nevadavolunteers.org by September 11, 2020.

 

Nevada Volunteers has an immediate opening for a Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) Program Officer. Nevada Volunteers is located in Reno, Nevada; however, the person hired into this position may live anywhere in the State of Nevada.

 

This position will have three (3) primary responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver training and technical assistance to strengthen volunteer management, increase volunteer capacity, and grow volunteer programs;
  • Implement a program to award grant funds to community partners to increase organizational capacity and to manage, retain, and recognize volunteers; and,
  • Increase efficient and effective access and inclusivity of distinct visitors to org (https://nvvolunteerconnect.org/), which facilitates connections of prospective volunteers with community partners who share an interest in meeting community needs. 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

Grant Management – Experience with developing sub-grant applications and review, implementing grant awards and monitoring, delivering technical assistance, technical training and support to ensure high quality performance of grant recipients and sub-grant compliance.
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21Aug 20

Nevada Volunteers Seeks a Program Officer for AmeriCorps

 Position:            Program Officer

 

Reports To:      Senior Program Officer

 

TYPE OF POSITION & FLSA STATUS:  Full-time/Exempt

 

LOCATION:                       Nevada, United States

 

SALARY RANGE:            $44,000 – 47,000/year, depending on experience

 

APPLICATIONS: Submit cover letter and resume to careers@nevadavolunteers.org by September 11, 2020.

 

Nevada Volunteers has an immediate opening for a Program Officer. Join our team of professionals who support national service and volunteerism to address social impact needs throughout our State. Nevada Volunteers is a 501(c) is led by a body of Commissioners appointed by the Governor to build an ethic of service in Nevada.

 

Position Summary: The Program Officer is responsible for grant and contract management of a portfolio of grant-funded programs. This position will have primary responsibilities for grant management activities associated with a minimum of five (5) AmeriCorps programs and contract management of contractors and/or vendors.

 

Desired Experience and Skills: The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to values of integrity, teamwork, trust, personal responsibility and initiative.

The individual in this position performs highly complex, detailed work with accuracy on strict deadlines. The ideal candidate will have prior project management, grant, or contract management experience. Experience with program monitoring and support, risk management, and financial analysis is preferred. The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills.
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28Jul 20

Nevada Volunteers Receives Generous Volunteer Generation Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           CONTACT: Matt DeBray

DATE: 7/27/2020                                                                                          EMAIL: mattd@nevadavolunteers.org

 

 

Nevada Volunteers Receives Generous Volunteer Generation Fund

Federal funding will enhance volunteer partnership and collaboration across Nevada

 

NEVADA – Nevada Volunteers has received $216,810 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs.

 

“Volunteer Generation Fund provides essential support to expand Nevada’s volunteer infrastructure, increase inclusion, offer grants to Nevada non-profits seeking to increase volunteer capacity, and deliver volunteer management program training and technical assistance to nonprofits,” Zanny Marsh, Nevada Volunteers Executive Director said.

 

Nevada Volunteers will enhance NVVolunteerConnect.com, its volunteer matching database to facilitate access for prospective volunteers who are native Spanish-speakers.

 

“The volunteer experience transcends culture, language, geography, and ability,” Amy Koeckes, Nevada Volunteers Commission Chair said. “Nevada Volunteers continues to offer opportunities that engage all Nevadans in volunteerism and service in the communities where we live, work, and share common values.”

 

In 2018, the CNCS Volunteering in America Report concluded that more than 30 percent of adults volunteer with an organization.
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01Jul 20

Nevada Volunteers Response to COVID-19 (Updated)

Nevada Volunteers is excited to continue to do our part to serve Nevada through volunteerism and national service while limiting social contact and reducing potential exposure. The Nevada Volunteers office is available by phone or electronic communication and will reopen on July 6th by appointment only. In compliance with Governor Sisolak’s emergency directive extending Phase 2 reopening plans, employees and visitors will be required to wear face coverings. Please call (775) 825-1900 for additional information or to schedule an appointment. Thank you for joining the Nevada Volunteers team in observing Gov. Sisolak’s directive.
03Jun 20

NEVADA VOLUNTEERS HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NEVADA VOLUNTEERS HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Non-profit executive to lead Governor’s Commission on Service 

 

Nevada, Statewide, June 2, 2020 —The Commission of Nevada Volunteers has appointed Zanny Marsh as Executive Director of the statewide organization, effective immediately.

 

Marsh, a non-profit executive with deep roots in Nevada, brings more than two decades of experience with national service programs, volunteer management, federal and state grant administration, strategic communications, and government affairs.

 

“I believe in volunteerism and service, which transforms communities where we raise our families and share a commitment to values,” Marsh said. “I look forward to working with Nevada Volunteers Commissioners to support our partners and hundreds of AmeriCorps service members who meet critical needs in education, environment and conservation, and health care programs across Nevada each year.”

 

Marsh’s broad responsibilities include implementing a State Service Plan, which sets funding and program priorities for allocation of AmeriCorps funds and promotes volunteerism and community service with emphasis on increasing inclusive engagement government, private sector, nonprofits, and philanthropic donors across Nevada.
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23Mar 20

Nevada Volunteers Response to COVID-19

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 Nevada that are looking for volunteers. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for those looking to assist their communities to be able to do so. Please do not show up at locations without contacting organizations first. We will work to keep opportunities on the site as up to date as possible as new needs emerge. If your organization has an opportunity for others to help the community at this time please let us know by sending an email to mattd@nevadavolunteers.org so your opportunity can be placed on NV Volunteer Connect.

We thank you for your commitment to serving your fellow Nevadans.

 

-The Nevada Volunteers Team

06Jan 20

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Grant Year 2020-2021

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 receiving AmeriCorps funding to recruit, place, and supervise AmeriCorps members or to plan an AmeriCorps program. Nevada is excited to open this Notice of Funding Opportunity for nonprofits, faith-based organizations, government entities or tribes looking to make a positive imprint through development of a national service program in Nevada for the grant year 2020-2021.

 

AmeriCorps programs support local community efforts by addressing education, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, disaster services and veteran and military families through AmeriCorps member assignments which provide direct service and capacity-building activities, while also mobilizing volunteers. Applicants will design service activities for a team of members who have each committed to one year of service. Funding is available to launch an operational AmeriCorps program or to develop a new program with support from Nevada Volunteers through a planning grant of up to $75,000.
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03Oct 19

National Service works for Nevada

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 national service impacts Nevada. AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that empower people to improve their communities. This year 420 AmeriCorps members will impact over 8,200 Nevadans through 11 different AmeriCorps programs.

Breaking that number down even further shows that 2,500 students will receive STEM learning opportunities, 550 students in Las Vegas will receive academic mentoring, 450 people in rural Nevada will learn about healthy habits, 800 seniors will be supported with access to SNAP and healthcare, 225 people will learn about the benefits of vaccinations, and 3,700 students will learn how to protect their environment. Additionally, members will maintain 100 miles of hiking trails to provide access to Nevada’s public lands. 3,150 acres of those public lands will be at lower risk for wildfire after improvements made by AmeriCorps members.
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12Jul 18

Be an intern with Nevada Volunteers!

 

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 with the Nevada Volunteers team, this position works to increase the visibility of Nevada’s nonprofits and community-focused organizations and the impact of service and volunteerism through maintaining our Nevada Volunteer Connect database. Come help grow volunteerism in Nevada with us today!

Find the complete description and instructions on applying here:

Data Entry Intern

Position is open until filled.

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