You are cordially invited to participate in an upcoming Focus Group to assist the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism with the development of a new 2018-2020 State Service Plan for Arizona. The Focus Group will last about an hour, and will provide you with an opportunity to share your perceptions, opinions, ideas and experience regarding the current and future state of service and volunteerism in your area and in Arizona. When completed, the State Service Plan will set forth goals, priorities, and strategies for promoting service and volunteerism, leveraging National Service resources to address community needs, and strengthen the state’s service and volunteerism infrastructure.
In addition, following the focus group, there will be a special informational session on the Arizona Service Enterprise Initiative, a new initiative of the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. The initiative serves to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits to fundamentally leverage volunteers and their skills to address community needs. The presentation is expected to last approximately 45 minutes.
We ask that you consider participating:
Focus Group Start Time: 8:30 AM
Service Enterprise Introduction Start Time: 10:00 AM
To confirm your participation, please RSVP by Friday, May 18, 2018, by sending an email to email@example.com. Thanks!
Who are we?
The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism is a governor-appointed state entity that engages more than 6,000 Arizonans in service and volunteer efforts through administering Arizona’s AmeriCorps State programs in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service with funds appropriated by Congress. Learn more
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since 1994, AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC have engaged more than 1,000,000 AmeriCorps members in contributing more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Learn More
Senior Corps connects today’s 55+ with the people and organizations that need them most, becoming mentors, coaches or companions to people in need or contributing their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations. Conceived during the 60’s, Senior Corps programs, Foster Grandparents, RSVP, and Senior Companions currently link more than 270,000 Americans with service opportunities. Their contributions of skills, knowledge, and experience make a real difference to individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. Learn More
The Corporation for National and Community Service helps more than 5 million Americans improve lives of fellow citizens through service. Working with local partners, the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people is tapped to tackle pressing challenges facing our nation. Through the CNCS, an investment is made in thousands of nonprofits that make a difference across the country. Learn More
The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family helps to execute Governor Doug Ducey’s vision of opportunity for all by creating safe, healthy and bright future for all Arizona as envisioned by convening eight Governor appointed commissions and working directly with funded partners and community stakeholders to leverage assets to improve the lives of all of Arizona’s youth and families, thereby creating a great state to raise a family.