Posts Tagged ‘United Way of Southern Nevada’


Teen Volunteer Recognition- Deadline April 1st!

February 28, 2013

NGAGE is a program designed to encourage and recognize volunteerism among Clark County high school students.

As part of United Way of Southern Nevada’s NGAGE: Next Generation Actively Gaining Experience program, Clark County teens will be recognized for their outstanding service to the community through volunteerism this April.  High school students from around Clark County who regularly volunteer in their community are encouraged to be a part of this recognition program.  Students who have volunteered 100 hours or more between April 2012-March 2013 will receive special recognition at the annual recognition celebration at The Fashion Show mall on April 18th.  Graduating seniors will earn a special community service graduation cord.

Check out information about NGAGE on 8 News Now’s Community Pride website.

Do you know a teen volunteer who deserves recognition for their contributions to the community?  Encourage them to sign up for NGAGE!  The deadline to submit volunteer hours for this year is APRIL 1st at 5pm.  To sign up for NGAGE and download the timesheet, click here.  

Questions?  Email Blythe at United Way of Southern Nevada.

NGAGE is sponsored by United Way of Southern Nevada; Clark County School District; 8 News Now and their Community Pride Partners:  NV EnergyFindlay Automotive Group and Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez; and The Fashion Show mall.


Earn it, Keep it, Save it!

February 20, 2013


If your household income was less than $51,000 last year, you may be missing out on thousands of dollars in tax credits.  In the last two years, United Way of Southern Nevada has prepared over 11,500 returns, bringing back over $15 Million in returns to the community.  IRS certified and trained “Earn It, Keep It, Save It” volunteers will prepare your tax return for FREE, helping you maximize your refund!

Want to get involved?  There are also opportunities to volunteer as event support for these two SUPER SATURDAY tax preparation events this spring!  Click here to see the shifts and sign up as a volunteer for this great community effort!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

8:00 am – 3:00 pm


178 Westminster Way, Henderson, Nevada 89015

 Saturday, March 16, 2013

9:00 am-5:00 pm (*Individuals must be in line by 4:15pm)

Heinrich YMCA

4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107 (Across from the Meadows Mall between S. Decatur Blvd. and S. Valley View. Blvd.)



Make sure you bring:

  • Valid identification (Valid Driver’s License or photo identification)
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification cards for you, your spouse, and your dependents
  • All 2012 W-2 and 1099 forms you received
  • Daycare payment records
  • Optional: voided check for direct deposit
  • Any other tax documents that you will need

If you want to take advantage of this service, but can’t make it to a Super Saturday event, check out the many locations that offer this program during the week:  CLICK HERE.


View from VISTA: Alexis at United Way of Southern Nevada– Immediate Needs

January 25, 2013


I have to admit, I was extremely envious of the VISTAs I met during Pre-Service Orientation that were relocating for their terms. I was jealous of the new people they would meet, the new community they would call home, and the new places they would see. I wasn’t born in Las Vegas but I have lived here for the majority of my life.  Little did I know that my VISTA term in my hometown would give me all of those experiences and so much more. My coworkers at the United Way of Southern Nevada welcomed me in with open arms and it wasn’t long until I was able to witness a new side of Las Vegas that I had never before been exposed to.

I have been able to meet individuals that are driven by their passion to leave a positive impact on our community because of my VISTA position. One of the greatest lessons I have learned in my VISTA term is that I did not need to relocate to experience a new community, meet new people, and see new things. In all my years growing up in Las Vegas I had never witnessed such a generous and caring side of our community. I am so happy that I made the decision to become an AmeriCorps VISTA in Las Vegas because it has given me a new sense of pride for my community!

This is the eighth in a series profiling the 15 AmeriCorps VISTAs serving in Southern Nevada during the 2012-13 year.  For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA and national service opportunities in Southern Nevada, click here.


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.


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.


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.


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

November 21, 2012

Peanut Butter & Jelly Time (Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth)

NPHY’s PB&J Thursday is a simple project that prepares sack lunches for our Outreach Team to distribute to homeless youth during our weekly Feel Good Friday event. Volunteers will make the sandwiches, then pack them with snacks into the sack lunches.

Caring Collectors (Salvation Army) (Weekends through the holidays)

This interactive outreach opportunity will help the Salvation Army collect food goods at Albertson’s on Flamingo and Hualapai! Donations will be assembled into Christmas baskets that will be distributed to needy families around Clark County.