Registration Open for Serve Idaho’s Annual Volunteerism Conference

News Release

For Immediate Release: Jan. 28, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Registration is open for the 2019 Serve Idaho Conference, “Giving Back Unites.” The conference takes place March 27, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Jordan Ballroom at Boise State University Student Union.


The conference is designed for nonprofit and volunteer management professionals and AmeriCorps directors and members. Workshops, speakers and networking sessions are also ideal for anyone who wants to collaborate and build resilient communities through volunteerism and service.

Idahoans Luke Michelson and Stephanie Taylor-Silva are featured keynote speakers.

Luke Michelson

Stephanie Taylor-Silva


Michelson founded Sleep in Heavenly Peace after spending 18 years as a working professional. He left his job where he’d been promoted to give full-time attention to his organization that builds and delivers bunk beds for children in need. His idea has expanded to include 126 chapters in 39 states.


Taylor-Silva is an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Idaho Department of Correction’s Free2Succeed community mentor program. It’s her way of giving back to the organization she credits with saving her life when she served time there. The program matches recently released offenders with community mentors who assist in creating support systems and finding employment to decrease recidivism in Idaho.


Registration closes March 19. Early registration offers a discount and closes Feb. 22. A limited number of student and AmeriCorps scholarships are available and applications are due Feb. 20.


Registration, scholarship applications and detailed conference information can be found at




Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is a division of the Idaho Department of Labor and encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.


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