Posts Tagged ‘Volunteer Center Website’

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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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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.

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Self-Reporting Service Hours

May 2, 2012
Did you know you can now tell us where you’ve volunteered even if it was not an opportunity listed on the Volunteer Center website? It is easy to self-report your hours, just follow these steps:

1) Log on to your volunteer account at http://Volunteer.UWSN.org.  If you’ve not logged on for a while, your email address is your username. If you have forgotten your password, you can click “Forgot Password?” link in the login box.

2) Now that you are on your profile screen, click “Self Report Your Volunteer Service” on the left menu.

3) Select the organization you served. If the organization is not currently listed as a partner with UWSN’s Volunteer Center, you can click below the selection box to enter in the organization information.

4) Provide us with information about the name of the service (if there is not a specific name for the project, just tell us what you did, e.g. cleaned up the park). Let us know the date of the project, and then the start and end time as well as the area of service.

5) Submit the information to UWSN’s Volunteer Center. If the organization is a partner of UWSN’s Volunteer Center, they will be asked to verify your service. If they are not a partner, the organization can contact UWSN’s Volunteer Center to confirm your service.

6) Immediately after submitting the information, your hours total will be updated. All unverified hours will be noted under “Total Hours Served.” Verified hours will show up in “Verified Hours.” Once an organization has confirmed your service hours, those hours will show up as “Verified Hours.”

7) Recording all your service hours on UWSN’s Volunteer Center website will allow you to keep track of all volunteering, and be able to print out an official record when needed for a job application, resume or college application.

If you have any trouble self-reporting your hours, please contact UWSN’s Volunteer Center at 702-892-2300.

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Tech Success: Know Your History

January 12, 2012

ImageThe Volunteer Center website was upgraded in November. As part of the upgrade, your volunteer history should have been transferred over to our new system. Please log into your account athttp://Volunteer.UWSN.org and check your history under “My Account.”  If the information is incorrect, please contact jacobm@uwsn.org.

Additionally, please make sure that you are confirming your attendance at projects and providing feedback on your experiences through our interactive website.

If you have not visited the website since the upgrade, you may need to reset your password. To reset your password, click on “Login” at the top right of the webpage, enter in your email address, and select “Forgot Password?” Instructions will then be emailed to you.

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Tech Success: New and Improved!

December 8, 2011
Last month United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center launched our new website. This website, powered by HandsOn Connect, will provide volunteers with an easier way to find out about volunteer opportunities in southern Nevada. If you have not already done so, please visit the new site at http://www.VolunteerCenterSN.org.
Even though we’ve updated our website, if you had an account before, you will still have an account now. If you have not visited the new and improved UWSN Volunteer Center website, you will need to reset your password before you can login. To reset your password, click the “Login” button at the top right corner of the page. Enter the email address that is associated with your account and select “Forgot Password?” You will then receive an email with instructions on how to login to the new website.

Next month we will be kicking off our Volunteer Leader Institute (VLI), which is designed for volunteers who would like to become leaders of service projects. Stay tuned to our website and social media for more information regarding those dates.

If you have issues with the new website, please visit the FAQ section or contact the Volunteer Center at (702) 892-2300.