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Four Exciting Events

Posted by Zach Maurin on April 12, 2010

Lots of exciting events are coming up in the service world over the next few months:

AmeriCorps Week

The fourth annual AmeriCorps Week 2010 is coming up on May 8th to the 15th. This event is a great way for alums,

current corps members, program partners and friends to motivate others to join the service movement. You can make a presentation and speak to your school or co-workers about AmeriCorps and projects in your area. Videos or pictures of projects you’re involved in   AmeriCorps has a free presentation kit you can download, with public speaking tips, facts about AmeriCorps, a PowerPoint slide show. You can even order free handouts such as stickers and bookmarks to enhance your presentation. You can submit a video or photo into the AmeriCorps Video Contest. You can organize a service project for your area. Lastly, you can even submit a blog about your AmeriCorps experience on Facebook or Twitter. Get involved in AmeriCorps week and show your support for national service: http://www.americorpsweek.org

National Conference on Volunteering and Service in NY

This year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service will be held in New York City, from June 28th to the 30th. This is the world’s largest gathering of community service leaders from nonprofit, government and corporate sectors. The Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service will host this exciting event. Attendees include nonprofit professional, volunteer managers, leaders in corporate social responsibility, funders and philanthropists as well as AmeriCorps members and alums. This is a great event for people in the service world to connect and talk about future steps that can be taken for improving our country and communities. Register today at volunteeringandservice.org!

National Conference on Citizenship

The 64th Annual National Conference on Citizenship will be held this year on Citizenship Day, September 17th, in Washington DC. The conference “BIG Citizenship: Citizens as Catalysts and Innovators” that will look at the key roles civic innovators are playing in society by making people more informed, engaged and trusting in their communities. Registration will open soon, save the date!

Spirit of Service Awards

The Spirit of Service Awards pays tribute to exceptional participants in any of the Corporation’s programs, including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America. The awards will be given out during special ceremonies at the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, in New York City. You can nominate a corps member or participant on the NationalService.gov website through April 12, 2010. The nominee must demonstrate outstanding service or leadership, as well as serve as a role model for their community.

Get involved in one or more of the multiple opportunities happening over the next couple of months!

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