Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Celebrates
National Volunteer Week
Annual National Volunteer Week, led by AmeriCorps, recognizes volunteers for their contributions
[PHOENIX, AZ] – This week the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits celebrates National Volunteer Week to honor the enduring contributions of volunteers and encourage all Americans to discover their own power to make a difference. The volunteers with the Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA Team provide invaluable services to the many rural communities they serve in across Arizona.
Whether volunteering multiple times a week, once a month, or somewhere in between, volunteers make a positive impact and bring local communities together. The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is grateful for the generosity and commitment of volunteers that serve in our rural communities as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. “Volunteerism makes a significant impact on Arizona’s ability to meet so many local needs. Join us in thanking the volunteers who make our mission a reality,” AmeriCorps.
AmeriCorps research shows that volunteers engage with their communities at higher rates than non-volunteers. They morefrequently talk to neighbors, participate in civic organizations, attend public meetings, discuss local issues with family and friends, do favors for neighbors, and vote in local elections. Volunteers donate to charity at twice the rate as non-volunteers.
To join the celebration, follow @AmeriCorps on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. For long-term, short-term, or just one time, volunteer opportunities use the AmeriCorps Volunteer Search, powered by VolunteerMatch, to find an opportunity near you. Visit americorps.gov/volunteer to find out more.
About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteerism and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency invests in grants for local nonprofit, community, tribal, and state organizations; places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.
About the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits: The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is a statewide trusted resource and advocate for the nonprofit community. The Alliance’s mission is to unite, strengthen and advance Arizona’s nonprofit sector and is comprised of more than 1,000 members – both nonprofits and those in the community who support them – across the state. Since 2004, the organization has been dedicated to furthering the common interests of Arizona’s nonprofit community and envisions an Arizona where all nonprofits are valued, empowered and thriving, with support from grassroots efforts like Arizona Gives Day. For more information, visit www.arizonanonprofits.org, or email email@example.com
• Robin Hanson, Program Director, AmeriCorps VISTA, Alliance of Arizona Nonproifts, 602-680-7667; Robinh@arizonanonprofits.org
• Angelica Hernandez Williams, Rural Development Manager, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, 520-689-4273, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Steve Carr, The Kur Carr Group, Inc., 602-317-3040, email@example.com
• Kate Crowley, Crowley Communications, 480- 277-4178