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Deadline Nears to Nominate Idaho’s Outstanding Volunteers and Philanthropists

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For Immediate Release: July 15, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Monday, July 19, is the final day to nominate Idaho volunteers and philanthropists for the annual Idaho Philanthropy Day awards. This event honors Idaho citizens and for outstanding contributions to their communities. Three regional virtual events will take place in November to recognize winners from eastern, northern and southwestern Idaho.

The program organizers, Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism and the Idaho Nonprofit Center, encourage community members to nominate their neighbors online at IdahoNonprofits.org by the deadline. Continue reading

AmeriCorps Members Provide Fire Support in Idaho

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For Immediate Release: July 1, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Individuals serving with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Fuels Management Team are partnering with the Salmon-Challis National Forest to support fire mitigation and response. 

Two male AmeriCorps fire management team members

AmeriCorps fire management team members Nick Braun and Connor Coyle have been working in the Salmon-Challis National Forest this year. They are part of a crew based in Sacramento, California.

The NCCC team is made up of seven AmeriCorps members from across the nation who have been working on a variety of projects focused on wildland fire. This fire mitigation team is one of only a few in the country and is specialized to provide the U.S. National Forest Service with additional firefighting capacity in strategic locations. The team is currently providing emergency services to the people of Leadore in eastern Idaho and the surrounding area. Continue reading

Nominations Open for Idaho’s Outstanding Volunteers and Philanthropists

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For Immediate Release: June 14, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Nominations for the annual Idaho Philanthropy Day awards are now open. Each year, Idaho volunteers and philanthropists are honored for outstanding contributions to their communities. Three regional virtual events will take place in November to recognize winners from eastern, northern and southwestern Idaho.

Idaho Philanthropy Day logo“Idaho’s volunteers provide enormous benefits to our people and communities across the state. It is important that we take the time to recognize those individuals who give so much back to our state by volunteering their time and talent to improve the lives of those around them,” Idaho Gov. Brad Little said.

The program organizers, Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, and the Idaho Nonprofit Center, encourage community members to nominate their neighbors online at IdahoNonprofits.org. Submissions will be accepted through July 19, 2021. Categories include:

      • Outstanding Philanthropic Company/Foundation
      • Outstanding Nonprofit
      • Outstanding Adult Philanthropist
      • Outstanding Adult Volunteer – Idaho’s Brightest Star
      • Outstanding Youth

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Idaho’s Volunteers of the Year Recognized In Person on May 19

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For Immediate Release: May 17, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Three Gov. Cecil D. Andrus Volunteer of the Year Award recipients will be recognized in person during a small ceremony at 2 p.m. on May 19 in the Cecil D. Andrus Park in Boise.

Representatives of the Idaho Nonprofit Center and Serve Idaho, first presented the awards virtually to the three volunteers – Alina Rahim, Bill “Action” Jackson and Mary Robinette – in November.

This time, Gov. Brad Little and Tracy Andrus, daughter of the late Gov. Cecil D. Andrus, will recognize each of the winners in person:

  • At age 13, Alina Rahim of created an organization in Pocatello called Youth Activism Society (YAS) whose mission is to empower local youth to advocate for marginalized communities and volunteer with local initiatives.
  • Bill Jackson of Boise created the Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership, which recycles scrap metal from around the state.
  • Mary Robinette of Hayden has been a volunteer with Family Promise of North Idaho for eight years, which serves homeless families with children in the region.
  • Photos and honoree details can be found on the Idaho Labor blog at idahoatwork.com. Search for “Idaho Volunteers Recognized.”

The annual Idaho Philanthropy Day awards recognizes outstanding volunteers and philanthropists from throughout Idaho. In 2020, Serve Idaho combined efforts with the Idaho Nonprofit Center, replacing the previous Idaho’s Brightest Stars event. This is the third year that the Governor Cecil D. Andrus Volunteer of the Year Award was presented. Nominations for the 2021 Idaho Philanthropy Day awards are now open at idahononprofits.org/idaho-philanthropy-day.html. 

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Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by AmeriCorps and the Idaho Department of Labor.

Serve Idaho Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan

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For Immediate Release: May 18, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is seeking input for its three-year strategic plan via an online survey through June 1. The plan outlines priorities for volunteerism and national service in Idaho over the next three years. The input received will also help shape AmeriCorps funding decisions in Idaho. To provide input go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022-2024StateServicePlan

More information on Serve Idaho can be found at serveidaho.gov.

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Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by AmeriCorps and the Idaho Department of Labor.

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Serve Idaho Receives Grant to Assist Rural Nonprofits

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For Immediate Release: May 10, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho rural nonprofits and local / state government agencies may get a hand up with the help of a three-year grant awarded to Serve Idaho from the federal AmeriCorps.

Serve Idaho logoAmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members will be placed in rural nonprofits and local / state government agencies across Idaho for one year. These full-time VISTA members will help rural Idaho communities build capacity, explore challenges facing Idaho’s rural nonprofits and support community efforts to overcome poverty. In return for their year of service members receive a living stipend, an education award, health benefits and potential advantages for future federal jobs.

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Serve Idaho Celebrates Impact of National Service

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For Immediate Release: April 6 2021
Media Contacts: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov or Micaela de Loyola-Carkin, Micaela.deloyola-carkin@labor.idaho.gov

Serve Idaho joins leaders across the country in the ninth annual National Service Recognition Day, a nationwide bipartisan initiative to highlight the impact of national service in tackling local problems. The event was established to recognize the positive impact of national service, to thank those who serve and to encourage more citizens to give back to their communities.

This year’s event is especially meaningful as tens of thousands of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors members have supported communities in response to the pandemic and other challenges during the past year. National service members and volunteers across the nation continue to help distribute vaccines, work at food banks, support tutoring initiatives, safely get students back in the classroom and support isolated seniors.

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Serve Idaho Announces $1.1 Million in Grant Funds Available

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For Immediate Release: Jan. 4, 2021
Media Contacts: Renee Bade,       Renee.Bade@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho nonprofit, educational, community and faith-based organizations, Indian tribes and local governments are eligible for federal funding through AmeriCorps.

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, announced that interested organizations have until Feb. 12 to submit an application for the grants that would support the cost of running an AmeriCorps program. Grant awards vary in size based on the size and complexity of the AmeriCorps programs.

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Serve Idaho Seeking Commissioner Applicants

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For Immediate Release: Dec. 14, 2020
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is seeking applicants to serve a three-year term.

The commission is seeking representatives from the following areas:

  • Business.
  • Volunteer sector.
  • A national service program.
  • County or city government.
  • Local labor organization.
  • Expertise in the educational, training and development needs of youth, particularly disadvantaged youth.

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Idaho Volunteers Recognized with Governor Andrus Volunteer of the Year Award

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For Immediate Release: Nov. 20, 2020
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Three volunteers were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Idaho during the annual Idaho Philanthropy Day Awards held earlier this month.

Alina Rahim, Bill “Action” Jackson and Mary Robinette all received the Gov. Cecil D. Andrus Volunteer of the Year award in the ceremony, presented by the Idaho Nonprofit Center in partnership with Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Tracy Andrus, daughter of the late Gov. Andrus, presented the awards to each of the winners during the virtual ceremony.

Rahim of Pocatello was recognized for her volunteer contributions in eastern Idaho. At age 13, she created an  organization called Youth Activism Society (YAS) whose mission is to empower local youth to advocate for marginalized communities and volunteer with local initiatives. The organization has expanded with five chapters across the United States. Outside of her work with YAS, Rahim has volunteered with The Idaho Foodbank, her local soup kitchen, the Shoshone-Bannock tribe and in medical clinics in Nepal.

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