Archive for the ‘Volunteering’ Category

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2014 Homeless Census

January 14, 2014

Be a part of a regional response to homelessness, by volunteering with the 2014 Homeless Census occurring on January 29th during the early morning hours.

This opportunity takes place from 1:00a.m.-6:00a.m. Volunteers will report to one of five deployment stations across the Las Vegas Valley by 1:00a.m.

Make sure you sign up for the correct deployment station area:

  • Downtown
  • Central
  • Northeast
  • West
  • Henderson

Training for volunteers will be on January 23rd at 8:30am and 6:00pm at the Clark County Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.

Click Here to Register to Volunteer

Since there are multiple locations for this opportunity, please note the opportunity title and the zipcode to select the area in which you’d like to serve.

Need assistance signing up as an individual or a team? Click here to access a tutorial.
The census is a point-in-time count performed to assess the number of homeless living in the region. An accurate count allows funders and service providers to determine the types and level of services needed.

Volunteers will travel into our census tracts and perform a visual count of our homeless population. Volunteers with cars and flashlights are needed. Training will be provided just prior to volunteering.

There are two volunteer duties: 1) Drivers (must have a car), who will drive around the census tract with a partner volunteer to gain accurate counts and 2) Walkers, who will walk in pairs through the census tract and perform a visual count.

Youth ages 14-17 may volunteer if accompanied by an adult.

View the Volunteer FAQs here.

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Mt. Charleston Fire Volunteer Information

July 10, 2013

FIreUnited Way of Southern Nevada continues to closely monitor the fire on Mt. Charleston.

Click here to get up to date information for updates on the efforts on the Mountain.

www.nciweb.org

Click here to register your name for any future volunteer projects that may arise as a result of the fire. By registering, you will receive periodic updates on the status of volunteer projects and information on how you can help.

At this time, experts have not identified any specific needs for volunteers however this could change in the near future.

In order to allow the emergency personnel to safely respond to the fire, please do not go to the scene of the fire.

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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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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.

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

November 28, 2012

Project Homeless Connect (December 6th)

Project Homeless Connect is a collaborative effort connecting homeless families and individuals to services they need to get off the streets and into housing and jobs. Volunteers are needed to help individuals navigate the event.

Stocking Stuffer (December 8th)

Join Olive Crest to stuff stockings and wrap donated gifts for their youth clients this holiday season.  You’ll have a ball and your efforts will help ensure these deserving youth enjoy the magic of this holiday season.

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Setting Students Up For Success

September 19, 2012

Autumn in Las Vegas may not bring crisp, cool air and leaves changing color on the trees, but it does usher in the beginning of a new school year.  Each fall, thousands of students in Clark County School District head back to class, but many of them don’t have the tools they need to succeed.  As they headed back to school themselves, UNLV students saw an opportunity to serve five elementary schools through their Adopt-A-School programRebel Service Council, UNLV CSUN Student Government, United Way of Southern Nevada, and Findlay Toyota teamed up to sponsor a school supply drive and Stuff the Truck event.

With amazing support from the community, Stuff the Truck was a success and little Rebels around the valley are off to a great start this school year!

Some of the many donated supplies included:                  

Binders: 133                                  Folders: 454

Backpacks: 43                               Glue: 127 bottles

Calculators: 33                              Markers: 136 boxes

Colored Pencils: 19 boxes              Notebooks: 362

Crayons: 193 boxes                       Paper: 153 reams

Dividers: 118 sets                          Pencils: 350 boxes

File Folders: 100                             Pens: 169 packages

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Corporate Partners Make a Difference

September 14, 2012

Las Vegas plays host to hundreds of conferences every year among the glitz and glam of the strip.  Amidst the meetings, sessions, and networking, some companies have made it a priority to expand their conferences to make a positive impact in the community outside Las Vegas Boulevard.  This last week, United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) had the opportunity to work with two businesses that are making community service a priority.

Propak Cleans the World and Spreads the Word

Last Thursday, UWSN teamed up with Propak to work at two nonprofits making a big impact in Las Vegas and beyond: Clean the World and Spread the Word Nevada. 

At Clean the World, a team of 30 worked to separate pallets of discarded hotel toiletries in order to assemble hygiene kits that are distributed domestically and internationally to reduce waste and prevent hygiene-related illnesses.  The team worked up a sweat, separating eight enormous pallets of supplies!

The second group of Propak volunteers did some heavy lifting at Spread the Word Nevada.  Two pallets of books were sorted and counted.  They also cleaned and repaired books that will make their way into the hands of low-income children.  Some lucky volunteers also helped out in the preparation for Spread the Word’s upcoming fundraising gala.

Both groups made a huge impact in their afternoon of service and we were incredibly impressed with their teamwork and efficiency!

Advent Software Serves Students

 This Monday, UWSN headed down to the Bellagio, where Advent Software was holding their annual conference.  As a part of their exhibit hall, Advent incorporated a space for service.  Advent employees were lined up and ready to volunteer!  Hundreds of volunteers stepped up to assemble 2,000 dental hygiene kits.  Four local elementary schools serving a large population of low-income students were presented with 500 kits to distribute to their students.

The dedication of the Advent employees was clear and we know the impact of the dental hygiene kits will be felt long after they return to their offices around the world! 

UWSN would like to recognize the Propak and Advent employees who served this week and call out for other companies to think about incorporating service into their conferences.  As Advent and Propak found, there is time to work and enjoy this great city while giving back to the people who call it home.

You can find more information about how your business can partner with UWSN to get involved in the community on the UWSN Volunteer Center website.  Check out individual volunteer opportunities on the website, too!