Posts Tagged ‘Volunteer’

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Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service 2014

January 8, 2014

United Way of Southern Nevada in partnership with the City of North Las Vegas, Get Outdoors Nevada, Friends of Craig Ranch, and the Outside Las Vegas Foundation present MLK Day of Service 2014.

Join us on Monday January 20th from 8:00 am to 12:00pm at Craig Ranch Regional Park.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to build a stronger community by:

  • Preparing the community garden for spring planting
  • Cleaning up debris, trash and assisting with vegetation removal
  • Distributing information on free United Way of Southern Nevada tax preparation services to the surrounding neighborhood
  • Assemble fun and inspiring test “survival kits” for local elementary school students

This is a perfect opportunity to give back in honor of Martin Luther King Jr and to serve with family and friends.

To register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/2014MLKDay 

2014 MLK Day of ServiceFlyer

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School is Out! Time to Serve!

June 5, 2012

ImageNGAGE (Next Generation Actively Gaining Experience) is a program designed to encourage and recognize outstanding teen volunteers.  In May, 93 studentsfrom 27 high schools were honored for completing over 12,000 hours of service!

Students can get a headstart on next year’s service hours byvolunteering this summer.  To participate in the program, students mustregister on the Volunteer Center website and sign up for the NGAGE opportunity.  Students who log their volunteer hours between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013 will be honored at the May 2013 recognition ceremony.

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Spend Your Summer in Service

May 2, 2012
ImageUnited Way of Southern Nevada is currently recruiting three Summer Associate VISTAs who will serve from June 5 through August 13. These VISTAs will promote education and volunteerism in one of three southern Nevada non-profit organizations.

Thirty-seven million Americans live in poverty. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference and find the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances.

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center is looking for an individual with a passion for volunteerism and education to help in the creation of a multi-tiered volunteer program that assists children in becoming more successful in school. To find out more about this opportunity, and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/JK0ujR.

The Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) is searching for a dedicated individual with a passion for education and the natural environment to help build relationships with schools, community groups, and local businesses. The VISTA will build capacity within OLVF by enhancing current programs, creating evaluations, and developing new systems of work. To find more about this opportunity, and to apply, please visithttp://bit.ly/Ip2rEL.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas is looking for a committed individual to help expand volunteer programs and build a strong foundation for increased volunteer engagement. This VISTA member will create new partnerships to further improve organizational community relations. To find more about this opportunity, and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/Ip2f8q.

Potential VISTA applicants must:

– Fully complete an application on www.AmeriCorps.gov

– Be at least 18 years of age

– Agree to not have outside employment

Summer VISTA members will be eligible for:

– A living allowance of $2388 paid in installments every other week during service

– An educational award of $1174.60 paid at the end of the term that can be used to pay student loans, or for future education

– Training and professional development opportunities

If you have questions about these opportunities, please contact United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center at 892-2300 or email Robin Kelley (RobinK@uwsn.org) or Jacob Murdock (JacobM@uwsn.org).

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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.