Nevada Volunteers encourages Nevadans to Re-Commit Themselves to Service
RENO/LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 – Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, encourages all Nevadans to use the legacy of Dr. King to re-commit themselves to service.
In addition to promoting volunteerism across the State, Nevada Volunteers produces the premier volunteer recognition event in Nevada. Inspirational volunteer service will be recognized at the 11th Annual Governor’s Points of Light Awards, where the recipient of the Award in six categories will be announced by Governor Brian Sandoval. In conjunction with the Governor’s Points of Light Awards, community partners, NV Energy and MGM Resorts International, who believe in the power of volunteering, join Nevada Volunteers to share the importance of corporate volunteerism in all aspects of business through the Volunteer and Corporate Engagement Summit on January 18th.
“In this time of economic uncertainty, service is a powerful way for citizens, nonprofits, the private sector, faith-based organizations, and government to work together to meet critical needs,” said Shawn Lecker-Pomaville, CEO of Nevada Volunteers. “Governor Sandoval has made service a cornerstone of his administration, and as his commission on service, we applaud the commitment Nevadans will make to their communities across the state during the MLK Day holiday.”
AmeriCorps*State members, funded by Nevada Volunteers, will host projects throughout Nevada for citizens to get involved.
• In Reno, Children’s Cabinet AmeriCorps members will host a panel on social justice encouraging teenagers to consider what their own contribution to their community might be on January 15th.
• In Winnemucca, Rural Nevada AmeriCorps members from the Nevada Outdoor School have organized a MLK Community 5K Walk/Run, encouraging citizens to make a volunteer commitment for free admission on January 19th.
• In Las Vegas, United Way of Southern Nevada and Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members will be distributing fire prevention and safety information with the Red Cross of Southern Nevada.
For more information on how to register for the Governor’s Points of Light Awards and the Volunteer and Corporate Engagement Summit (media advisory attached) or MLK Day projects, visit www.nevadavolunteers.org.
About Nevada Volunteers Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, shapes a culture of service and citizenship by bringing interested people together with important causes through volunteering and national service. Nevada Volunteers provides training to strengthen volunteer programs and track volunteer impact, provides easy access to volunteer opportunities through our website (www.nevadavolunteers.org ) and sponsors recognition programs for outstanding volunteers. Nevada Volunteers administers the Nevada AmeriCorps funding. Since 1998, Nevada Volunteers has engaged more than 2,618 Nevada AmeriCorps members in volunteer services across the state of Nevada.