AmeriCorps Funding and an Upcoming Volunteer Management Training (March 29, April 3, April 5, April 7)

   Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism                                                                                March 2017
APPLY FOR AMERICORPS FUNDING

 
UServeUtah, the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, will be accepting applications for the operation of Utah State AmeriCorps programs. AmeriCorps provides support to nonprofits, community organizations, and public agencies committed to addressing critical issues in areas such as education, public safety, health, economic opportunity, the environment, and other human needs. Grantees and sponsoring organizations are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and managing members. New programs selected through this process will begin operation in the fall of 2017.
The application process will be explained in detail in mandatory AmeriCorps Funding Technical Assistance Meetings. Those interested in applying must attend one of the following meetings:
March 29 - Provo, UT
1:00 - 4:00 PM @ Provo City Library Rm 302, 550 North University Ave.
April 3 - Salt Lake City, UT
1:00 - 4:00 PM PM @ Utah State Library Rm 219, 250 North 1950 West
April 5 - Ogden, UT
1:00 - 4:00 PM @ Pleasant Valley Branch Boardroom, Weber County Library, 5568 South 500 East
April 7 - Webinar
RSVP for Webinar Information
To reserve a space at any these meetings, please contact Corynn Benoit at 
For more information on AmeriCorps, visit
For more information on UServeUtah, visit userve.utah.gov.
 
For more information on 2017 AmeriCorps funding, visit userve.utah.gov/americorps-nofa.
UPCOMING INTRO TO VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT TRAINING IN SALT LAKE CITY

Early Bird Price Ends April 11!
May 11 & 12 | Salt Lake City, UT | 9AM - 5PM
Need help recruiting and retaining high quality volunteers? Want ideas on helping your staff work with volunteers? Want to develop skills-based volunteer opportunities that address critical social needs in your community? Our Volunteer Management Training is a two-day workshop offering key tools and techniques for managing volunteers in nonprofits, government, and beyond.
 
Sign up by April 11 to receive an Early Bird discount of $48. The regular cost is $65. Materials, lunch and light refreshments are provided. This training will be held at the Department of Human Services located inside the Multi Agency State Office Building (MASOB) in room 1019 A and B of 195 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City.
 
For more information, visit the UServeUtah website or contact Mary Buehler at mbuehler@utah.gov.
UTAH AMERICORPS MEMBER OF THE MONTH

John Schmidt is pictured with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Matt Minkevitch from the Road Home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After a successful career in the private sector, John Schmidt, the Utah AmeriCorps Member of the Month, wanted to find a position that allowed him to give back to the community. He found what he was looking for serving as an AmeriCorps member for the past three years with the Salt Lake County Homeless Program at The Road Home.
 
John has assisted many of the most vulnerable and needy individuals and families at Utah's largest homeless shelter and has done so with amazing grace and compassion. John's influence was felt throughout the organization. He was always willing to go the extra mile, whether for one of our homeless neighbors or for a team member at The Road Home. He brought different perspectives to the table and taught many great lessons during his service. John's dedicated work with families, individuals, and veterans experiencing homelessness has provided massive aid in The Road Home's mission of helping people overcome homelessness and reintegrate into the community.
AmeriCorps, also known as the Domestic Peace Corps, engages thousands of Americans nationwide in intensive, results-driven service in areas of education, public safety, health, and the environment.
AmeriCorps members serve for up to a year and receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, and training. 
GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY

 
Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world and it's coming right up on April 21-23. GYSD celebrates the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning.

Get started by choosing your GYSD project! 
Use YSA's resources for youth, community organizations, educators, and families to find an existing project to join or start your very own project.
GREAT UTAH SHAKE OUT

In less than one month, the 2017 Great Utah ShakeOut will take place on April 20 at 10:15 a.m. Participating in the Great Utah Shake Out is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes--wherever you live, work, or travel.
 
Click here for details on how to participate and prepare.
A CAUSE FOR ALARMS
Help us install 1000 smoke alarms in one day! Seven times a day, someone in the United States dies in a home fire. Having a working smoke alarm reduces the risk of death from a home fire by 50%.
 
On April 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. the Red Cross is hosting a Cause for Alarms event in Ogden, UT. They are joining with the Ogden Fire Department and community groups to canvass neighborhoods, install FREE smoke alarms, and provide home fire safety education. All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt. After the event there will be a celebration with food and prizes.
 
Please sign up by April 9 to receive your preferred t-shirt size! For more information contact Carli Edwards at carli.edwards@redcross.org.
SIGN UP NOW
VITA FREE TAX PREPARATION

Once again, Utah volunteers are amazing! You can have an IRS certified volunteer prepare your taxes for FREE. File your taxes utilizing the skills and expertise of one of our IRS certified volunteers by visiting a designated Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site.
 
Use this link to find a VITA site near you.
 
The Lt. Governor's Volunteer Recognition Certificate program let's you nominate an outstanding volunteer. Submit your nomination here.  

 
Every volunteer has a story, and we want to hear yours! Share your story here.

 

 

 

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