Archive for December, 2012

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Magical Forest Elves

December 19, 2012

Nothing says “Happy Holidays!” in Las Vegas like the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village!  United Way of Southern Nevada staff members volunteered at the forest’s daytime program, Cheyenne’s Magical Bus Tour, for low-income students last month, and had a blast!

The good news is that there is still plenty of time for you to help spread the joy of the season as a Magical Forest Elf!  Opportunity Village needs volunteers to help run forest from Dec. 25th- Jan. 6th.  Volunteers help keep kids and their families safe and help everyone enjoy the amusement rides, Santa’s gift cabin, and of course, the Magical Forest!

Grab some family members and friends and sign up to volunteer this holiday season!  Click here to see available dates and sign up.  Please note that volunteers must be 18 years or older.

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United Way of Southern Nevada’s BE THE CHANGE Opportunity of the Week!

December 19, 2012

Helping Ranch Hands (Saturday 12/27)

Be a gem for the Diamonds in the Rough Program at the White Horse Youth Ranch! Volunteers are needed to support the growth and confidence of underprivileged youth as they learn the techniques of horsemanship training.  You’ll help around the ranch by setting up and participating in pre-riding teambuilding activities, checking in kids and parents, and ensuring the property is clean and tidy.

 

Trendy Thrifters (Weekdays)

Volunteers are needed to help out in the NextStep thrift store. Volunteers will sort donations, and organize the store. This is a perfect opportunity for a family or a group to give back together.

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Serving the Homeless in Southern Nevada

December 11, 2012

PHC LogoThousands of Southern Nevadans came together on Thursday, December 6th, to serve the community through the annual Project Homeless Connect.  The event was a remarkable demonstration of the power of collaboration!  Thank you to all who made this event a HUGE success!

Project Homeless Connect 2012:
Over 100 participating organizations and departments
Over 360 community volunteers
Over 400 booth volunteers
AND most importantly: Approximately 2,800 individuals served, including 239 families

You can get involved next year!!  Project Homeless Connect happens every year in November or early December.  Check back with the United Way of Southern Nevada Volunteer Center in fall 2013 to sign up to be a part of this amazing event!

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United Way of Southern Nevada’s BE THE CHANGE Opportunity of the Week!

December 4, 2012

Cheyenne’s Magical School Bus Tour Guides (T/W/Th throughout December)

Help give first and second graders from Clark County School District’s at-risk schools the chance to revel in the spirit of the holidays and take part in a disability awareness and anti-bullying program through Cheyenne’s Magical School Bus Tours at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forrest.
Volunteers will help with amusement rides, a mini golf course, food and beverage booths, visits with Santa, holiday entertainment, Santa’s gift cabin, and much more!

Suite Holidays with Junior Achievement (December 15th)

Volunteers will help guide guests to the secret locations of ultra exclusive high-roller suites at six luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.  As an added bonus, volunteers will get to tour the suite where they are stationed.