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Civic Life Today - News

 

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At Spark the Change Colorado, our mission is to SPARK CHANGE and INSPIRE A MOVEMENT OF GOOD through the power of volunteerism, service, and civic engagement. If your passion aligns with our values of Community, Collaboration, and Courage, consider joining our quickly growing team! Apply today for positions in multiple locations.

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Wednesday Resource Webinars

Join a monthly, open forum for Spark Members to connect, collaborate, and learn best practices. Each webinar will have a central topic of discussion, but Members are encouraged to bring any questions they may have! This is a safe space for community leaders to expand their knowledge in a variety of categories, including volunteer engagement, best practices, and more!

 

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New RSVP Program in 7 Counties

Beginning April 1st, 2021, Spark the Change Colorado will be adding the AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) to our programming in 7 counties. We are currently hiring an RSVP Manager in Huerfano County, Colorado. Apply Today!

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Community Connection Events!

Following the monthly themes of our Community Connection Events, we will be creating promotional videos for participating member organizations, which will be posted to our YouTube channel and shared throughout our networks and social channels. Next Event Impact Area: Social Justice

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*NEW Civic Life Today Discussion Series:

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As society changes, we are seeing an evolution in how people give back and get involved. Civic Life Today is a new digital magazine, by Points of Light, comprised of nine issues that will each take an in-depth look at an element on the Civic Circle. Current issues available: Purchase Power, Your Voice, Listen & Learn, Volunteer, Social Entrepreneur, Work, & Donate! In partnership with DOVIA Colorado, we are offering a Civic Life Today Discussion Series. Learn more or Register Today!

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At Spark the Change Colorado, we aim to Empower Changemakers and Ignite Service! One way we do this is by serving as a volunteer resource center with all the latest news, opportunities, and information on all things Volunteerism. Sign up for our newsletters today!

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Mental Wellness Program

Spark the Change Colorado's Mental Wellness Program connects licensed and insured mental health professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to low-income Coloradans in need of counseling. Each year, the program connects over 1,000 individuals to free counseling and mental health services in their communities.

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Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award


Do You Know an Outstanding Volunteer? Volunteers are the heart of our community and are a precious resource to nonprofit organizations. The vital work of volunteers throughout the Denver metropolitan community is recognized through the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award. Nominate an outstanding volunteer today for the chance to win $2,000 to designate to a non-profit agency of their choice. Now Seeking Volunteer Committee Members!

 

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Monthly Volunteer Guide!

Due to COVID-19, we've experienced a shift in the ways community members are volunteering. Nonprofits are quickly adapting to offer new and creative ways to get involved. To keep up with this shift, we've decided to provide our traditionally annual Volunteer Guide on a monthly basis! We're so excited to share this new, magazine style Guide, NOW AVAILABLE!

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Senior Companion Program

 

Spark the Change Colorado’s Senior Companion Program is celebrating its fourth year of operation this July. This vitally important program is part of AmeriCorps Seniors, a United States government agency. The Senior Companion Program engages individuals 55 years and better to realize the independence of older adults in their home and as a team, continue to be vibrant, contributing members of our communities.

 

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Service Enterprise: Upcoming Webinar!

Become a part of a national initiative by Points of Light, to rethink the way you utilize volunteers to address community needs! What is a Service Enterprise? Join Points of Light for an hour long informational webinar. The session will provide an overview of Service Enterprise, benefits of participation, and a review of what the program entails. July 28th, 2021 @ 1pm MST. Register Today!

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For many nonprofit organizations, volunteer help is vital! Looking to learn ways to recruit, train, and recognize volunteers in your organization? VETP (formerly VMTS) is perfect for you! Discover how your nonprofit can run a volunteer program, cultivate leaders and benefit from volunteer expertise.

The April 2021 Series has concluded. Waitlist Now Available for Fall.

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Member Benefits:

As a Spark the Change Colorado Member, you have instant access to benefits and opportunities for volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition. Our events, programs, and resources are skillfully created with Colorado Changemakers in mind! Gain access to these benefits, discounts, events & trainings and more!

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