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Calendar of Events

May
25
Wed
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 25 – Jun 1 all-day

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is held each year leading up to the beginning of Hurricane Season, which runs June 1 through the end of November.

For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and tips on how to build a kit, please visit the Hurricane Storm Center, http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes, or http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.

Sep
30
Fri
National Service Safety Stand Down & America’s PrepareAthon
Sep 30 all-day
 

National Service Safety Stand Down is September 30

Join OneStar Foundation and guest presenters on Friday, September 30th from 2:30-4:00pm Central for a 90-minute webinar to learn more about how national service members and volunteers can ensure they are prepared and safe during their terms of service. Held in conjunction with America's PrepareAthon, CNCS, and FEMA.

*Participation will count toward AmeriCorps Texas members' disaster requirement.

This webinar will cover:
– Personal Preparedness & Safety 101
– Disaster Basics and Types of Disasters
– Role of National Service in Times of Disaster
– Additional Resources and How to Learn More

Presenters for this session include:
– Damian Morales, Disaster Services Program Specialist, OneStar Foundation
– Lisa Tatum, Senior Manager, Disaster Preparedness, VolunteerNow

This session is geared toward AmeriCorps Texas program staff and members but open to all national service programs.

Click here to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Dec
14
Wed
CNCS Research Summit: From Evidence to Action
Dec 14 – Dec 15 all-day

2016 Research Summit

Help move the field from evidence to action!

In anticipation of the 2016 CNCS Research Summit, taking place n Washington, D.C. on December 14th and 15th, the CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation is soliciting papers and presentations. 

Share your work as part of a panel or discussion forum at the Summit as we come together to move the field From Evidence to Action: Applying knowledge to guide practice, policy and organizational learning.

This solicitation is open to research studies and evaluations from across sectors – we are committed to bringing together researchers and practitioners alike around evidence.

The theme of this year’s Summit is “From Evidence to Action: Applying knowledge to guide practice, policy and organizational learning.”

For submission details, take a look at the Call for Papers and Presentations

Registration for the Summit will open in a few weeks so stay tuned. 

Jan
25
Wed
Points of Light Training: Starting and Scaling an Effective Employee Volunteer Program
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day

Attend this two-part, virtual training to learn about Points of Light's seven practices of effective employee volunteer programs, and how you can apply this framework to design, implement and evaluate a corporate volunteer program to deliver value to your organization and your community. 

Whether you work for a small or mid-sized business, or among the Fortune 500, join us to: 

* Discover the foundational practices of effective employee volunteering; 
* Better understand what to consider when starting and scaling an EVP, from creating a plan, engaging employees and company leadership, cultivating partnerships, celebrating success or measuring impact; 
* Learn about research and insights on what drives employees to volunteer at work, and what volunteer activities are the right fit for your organization; 

* Connect the research, best practices and practical tools to increase the impact of your employee volunteer program. 

This training is ideal for corporate citizenship practitioners who are responsible for starting or strengthening an employee volunteer program, whether they are new to the field or looking for a refresh of the basics.

Schedule: 
* Part 1: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2016, from 11am until 12:30pm ET 
* Part 2: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2016, from 11am until 12:30pm ET 

For more information, check out the registration site.

 

Apr
4
Tue
Mayor & County Day of Recognition for National Service
Apr 4 all-day

https://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/mayor-and-county-recognition-day

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May
22
Mon
2017 Southwest National Service Training Conference
May 22 – May 24 all-day
May 22-24, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

Hosted by the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism and America's Service Commissions, the 2017 Southwest National Service Training Conference will bring together national service programs from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Alaska, American Samoa, California, Hawaii, Guam, Idaho, Montana, N. Mariana Islands, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Visit http://www.nationalservicetraining.org/southwest.html for more details.
May
25
Thu
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 25 – May 31 all-day

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is held each year leading up to the beginning of Hurricane Season, which runs June 1 through the end of November.

For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and tips on how to build a kit, please visit the Hurricane Storm Center, http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes, or http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.

Jun
19
Mon
Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

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Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service is the largest gathering of volunteer, national service and civic leaders in the world. Each year, thousands of people who care about the future of volunteer service convene in one place – to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another – working together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.

The 2017 conference will be held June 19-21 in Seattle, Washington.

Make plans to join us as we work together to help 21st century volunteers use all their assets – time, talent, voice and money – to build strong, vibrant communities around the world. Join us as we celebrate and shape the future of volunteerism. Visit www.volunteeringandservice.org today!

 

 

May
25
Fri
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 25 – May 31 all-day

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is held each year leading up to the beginning of Hurricane Season, which runs June 1 through the end of November.

For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and tips on how to build a kit, please visit the Hurricane Storm Center, http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes, or http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.

May
25
Sat
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 25 – May 31 all-day

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is held each year leading up to the beginning of Hurricane Season, which runs June 1 through the end of November.

For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and tips on how to build a kit, please visit the Hurricane Storm Center, http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes, or http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.