Archive for May, 2013

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Downtown Revitalization Volunteer Opportunity

May 15, 2013

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The United Way of Southern Nevada, in partnership with the City of Las Vegas, is organizing a Downtown Clean-Up on Saturday, June 8th and we need your help!  We will be kicking off the event at the Historic 5th Street School at 8:30am.  Join us for a morning of painting curbs and hydrants, picking up trash, pulling weeds, painting murals, picking up litter, and other activities!

This is a great opportunity for families and groups to come together, volunteer, and show their community pride!

Check out the Event Flyer!

Want more information? Contact Riley Foley at rileyf@uwsn.org.  You can sign up for the opportunity on the Volunteer Center website.


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Torino Foundation Looking for Camp Counselors

May 10, 2013
Make summer memorable for you and a special child! 

Camp I AMWith the help of the community, every summer Torino Foundation provides camp programs for hundreds of children with special needs.  This year, there are even more children that could benefit from the healing and personal growth that happens by going to camp.  Whether they are critically ill or living with a life altering condition, all children deserve the opportunity to feel normal.

CAMP IMAGINECamps are available throughout the summer, so be sure to check out all the amazing opportunities to volunteer.  Camp time commitment for counselors is: 1-day training in Las Vegas prior to camp start date, 4-day/3-night (camping) commitment. Commitment for activity specialists is 1 – 4 Days depending on the activity.

The 2013 Torino Foundation Camp program schedule:

Camp I AM – June 20-23 
Program for children with Autism.

Camp Imagine – July 5-7
Program for blind/visually impaired individuals.

Camp Heart & Sole – July 11-14
Program for children at risk of heart disease.

Camp Cartwheel 1 – July 17-20
A Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation program for critically ill children.

Camp Cartwheel 2 – July 24-27
A Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation program for critically ill children

Camp TLC – August 1-4
Program for children with Autism.

Camp Some More – August 9-11
Program for mothers and children affected by domestic violence.


The Torino Foundation is looking for Camp Counselors age 21+

and Activity Specialists age 18+  

   No experience is required

Click here to download the Volunteer Application.

If you have questions or need additional information contact volunteers@torinofoundation.org

Completed applications can be emailed to volunteers@torinofoundation.org, faxed to 702-258-6040, or mailed to the Torino Foundation office at 4455 Wagon Trail Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89118.  (originals are not necessary).

Together We Can Make 2013 AMAZING!

 “Like” Torino Foundation on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Torino-Foundation/203601819672853?ref=hl

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Now Hiring! Summer AmeriCorps Opportunities

May 3, 2013

Looking for a great way to give back this summer?  Look no further!  United Way of Southern Nevada has just posted a number of exciting AmeriCorps positions with four local nonprofits that will give you the opportunity to make a big difference this summer.  These national service positions are volunteer-based, but each offers a living stipend and education award that can be used toward future educational expenses or paying back student loans.

Check out these fantastic opportunities and click on the link to apply for any/all of the opportunities that are of interest.

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AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

Outside Las Vegas Foundation – For many years, Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) facilitated the development of open space & trails resources. OLVF is now focusing on connecting the community, with an emphasis on children & families in less advantaged communities, to these resources. As a result, OLVF is expanding into several program areas that will need a variety of capacity building & organizational assistance. The OLVF believes that building connections to southern Nevada’s outdoor places contributes to strong community ties, better familial bonds, & increased economic vitality. OLVF provides new opportunities, inspirations & goals for children & families through outdoor experiences either by educational experiences including supplementing curriculum, stewardship & civic engagement events, or by focusing on health & fitness improvement. These experiences directly benefit young people by improving physical & mental health and have been shown to improve scholastic achievements. The Summer VISTA Member will be involved in the educational efforts of OLVF. For more information and to apply visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=50141

SHARE Las Vegas – SHARE Las Vegas is currently developing housing for Veterans, families, seniors and individuals with special needs who live in chronic poverty or who are homeless. The Summer VISTA will primarily be working with one of SHARE’s new initiatives, Veteran’s Village. This facility provides housing to veterans of the armed forces and brings social services from other non-profit organizations and government agencies to the veteran’s who live on-site. For more information and to apply visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=50142

Volunteer Center – As part of United Way of Southern Nevada’s (UWSN) national service program, the VISTA member assigned to UWSN’s Volunteer Center will design & implement signature volunteer opportunities that fall within the three impact areas of United Way of Southern Nevada: Education, Health & Financial Stability. The VISTA member will interact with schools, businesses, & nonprofits in the development of these projects. The Summer VISTA Member will also be engaged in the development of large scale service projects for groups who are interested in voluntourism. For more information and to apply visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=50134

Questions about VISTA positions can be directed to Jacob Murdock at jacobm@uwsn.org or 702-892-2321.

 

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AmeriCorps State Position:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Henderson Program Associate- The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring adults. As an AmeriCorps member, you will be responsible for providing educational games and activities for school-age children, most of who come from disadvantage circumstances. You will gain experience in coordinating programs, supporting a successful nonprofit team, working with at-risk youth and engaging in public speaking!  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=36668&fromSearch=true

Questions about the AmeriCorps State position can be directed to Erick Ramirez at erickr@uwsn.org or 702-892-2351.

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Family Connect Volunteer Opportunity

May 2, 2013

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Family Connect is a community-wide event that is held each spring to help connect low-income or struggling families with much-needed services.  Booths will offer services and information in the areas of health, job readiness, food resources, child care and summer programs, financial planning, and legal guidance.  This event is a great opportunity to serve the hardworking families of Southern Nevada!

FAMILY CONNECT on Wednesday, May 15th (click here for event flyer)

Volunteers are needed to help support the success of this event!  During the event, volunteer duties will vary, but include escorting clients between services, checking clients in and out of the event, and helping with giveaways.   Can’t stay for the whole event?  Volunteer as part of the set-up team prior to the event!

Click here to sign up for this great volunteer opportunity!

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Power Hour

May 1, 2013

This post comes from AmeriCorps VISTA member Steven Nichols, who is serving at Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

AmeriCorps VISTA member, Steven Nichols, welcomes Ross volunteers and BGCLV club members to Power Hour.

AmeriCorps VISTA member, Steven Nichols, welcomes Ross volunteers and BGCLV club members to Power Hour.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas has been selected by Ross Stores as a Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Ross Store Power Hour grant recipient. This innovative partnership between Ross stores and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America allows students a power hour, a place and time to find tutoring, homework assistance and reinforcement of the subjects they learn in school. Power Hour is a BGCA program that implements better study habits and homework support for members 6- 18 years old in a positive interactive setting.

Last night  Tuesday, April 3oth BGCLV hosted our first Ross Power Hour engagement activity at our Donald W. Reynolds Clubhouse, the event was a tremendous success and we look forward to continuing this partnership with our local Ross Stores.

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Boys & Girls Clubs also extends a huge thank you to Mea Charles, author of the Good Gus book series for reading her fantastic stories to the Lied Memorial Club kids.

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The club members had the privilege of illustrating illustrating the stories they heard!