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Serve Indiana

Serve Indiana

Serve Indiana > Volunteering in Indiana > For Volunteer Managers For Volunteer Managers

 

Role of Serve Indiana

Funding Opportunities

Volunteer Center Associations

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies

Corporate Volunteer Councils

Disaster Related

Training and Certification

Volunteer Recognition

Other Resources

 

Role of Serve Indiana

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. 

Funding Opportunities

Day of Service Mini-Grants

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. 

Deadlines

 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

The mini-grant instructions are available here and the online application is available here.

Forms/Additional Resources  

Volunteer Center Associations

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.

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA)

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."

Corporate Volunteer Councils

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.

Disaster Related

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.

Training and Certification

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.

Volunteer Centers
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."

Volunteer Recognition

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.

Other Resources

Energize, Inc.
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.