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The Serve Indiana connects nonprofit and community organizations with resources to meet the needs of the community. Please start with the resources below and if you need more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Serve Indiana is a voice for service and volunteerism in the state. Therefore, mini-grants are being offered to provide resources to coordinate Day of Service projects. The goal of this Mini-Grant program is to demonstrate the power of service as a solution to community needs. Serve Indiana encourages Day of Service projects that (1) demonstrate community connections and use of local resources, (2) build capacity of local volunteer centers and national service programs through regional networking and co-planning of activities, and (3) increase national service participant and volunteer understanding and commitment to national service and volunteerism.
National Volunteer Week: National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. http://www.pointsoflight.org/signature-events/national-volunteer-week April 10-16, 2016
National Day of Service and Remembrance: On this day, we pay tribute to honor the sacrifice of those lost and those who rose in service. Examples include honoring veterans, soldiers, or first responders by collecting donations, assembling care packages, and writing thank you letters. https://911day.org/ September 11, 2016
Make a Difference Day: No matter who you are or where you’re from, everyone has the power to do something that improves the life of another. Whether it’s starting a project that helps one person, or working on one that benefits a whole community, every contribution makes a difference. http://makeadifferenceday.com/ October 22, 2016
Family Volunteer Day: Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together to support their neighborhoods, communities and the world. http://www.pointsoflight.org/signature-events/family-volunteer-day November 19, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: The MLK Jr. Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. http://mlkday.gov/ January 16, 2017
Alternate Day: Proposals will be accepted for a day of service that aligns with your organization’s needs and schedule. Please identify the date and why that day was selected.
|Mini-Grant||National Volunteer Week and Spring/Summer Alternative Day||National Day of Service and Remembrance and Fall Alternative Day||Make a Difference Day, Family Volunteer Day and Winter Alternative Day||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Spring Alternative Day|
|Application Open||February 10, 2016||May 2, 2016||July 25, 2016||September 19, 2016|
|Application Closed||March 7, 2016 by 5 pm ET||June 6, 2016 by 5 pm ET||September 2, 2016 by 5 pm ET||October 28 , 2016 by 5 pm ET|
Indiana Association of Volunteer Centers (IAVC) IAVC is a statewide association acting as a unified voice to strengthen volunteer centers, volunteer programs, and to promote voluntarism.
Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network (POLF). POLF is a national network of volunteer centers.
Central Indiana Association for Volunteer Administrators (CIAVA)
CIAVA's mission is "to shape the future of volunteerism by promoting and strengthening the profession of Volunteer Services Management."
Central Indiana Corporate Volunteer Council (CICVC)
The Central Indiana CVC is a group of businesses that work together to help meet the community's needs by promoting and participating in community volunteerism.
Southwestern Indiana Business Volunteer Network
The Southwestern Indiana Business Volunteer Network, through collaboration with local nonprofits, strives to champion workplace volunteerism and maximize the positive impact of corporations and businesses in the community.
Indiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (INVOAD)
The mission of the Indiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is to bring together voluntary organizations active in disaster services to foster more effective response to the people of Indiana in times of disaster through cooperation, coordination, communication, education, convening mechanism, and legislation.
Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration
CVA certification is not a curriculum, but a credentialing program that tests a person's "knowledge in use." CIAVA has hosted a study group for individuals who apply for certification.
Many volunteer centers offer volunteer management training.
Indiana Non-Profit Resource Network
The Non-Profit Resource Network is "a regionally-based service providing affordable, accessible, and high quality public and private workshops, board retreats, and consultant referral."
President's Volunteer Service Award
The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes any individual, family, or group that has volunteered for a certain number of hours over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime.
- Has a volunteer in your community received the President's Award? Let us knowso Serve Indiana can recognize them in our newsletter.
Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence
The most prestigious award in the State of Indiana for volunteerism and service. An annual event honors recipients of that year’s awards. Multiple categories exist for a multitude of volunteer actions and focuses.
Provides training, consulting and publishing for the volunteer sector.
The Resource Center
Tools and training for volunteer and service programs from the Corporation for National and Community Service
Congress of Volunteer Administrator Associations
The Congress of Volunteer Administrator Associations (COVAA) began as an event. It was a first-ever convening of official representatives of existing associations of volunteer program managers throughout the United States.
National Service as a Strategy for Leadership and Workforce Development
This report shares anecdotes and discussions from the event and other data to further the discussion about how national service can help prepare individuals to fill jobs in areas likely to experience worker shortages.