Secretary of State Kate Brown to present Governor's Volunteer Awards

Secretary of State Kate Brown to present Governor's Volunteer Awards

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown will present the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Awards!

Only a few days remain to register for the Governor’s Volunteer Awards Luncheon, so sign up now. The deadline to register is Thursday, April 17.

At the annual awards luncheon, volunteers from across the state will be recognized for their efforts to strengthen their communities. It will be held 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the Salem Conference Center.

From 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. the day of the luncheon, the Oregon Commission for Voluntary Action and Service and members of its Committee on Volunteerism will hold a hearing to gather public input on volunteerism throughout Oregon. That hearing will also be held at the Salem Conference Center. We encourage people to come speak at the hearing. Anybody may attend and speak at the hearing without attending the luncheon. Click here to see the hearing agenda.

Link to this year’s winners, registration details, sponsoring information


Posted on April 14, 2014 in Volunteering, Events.

NYTimes highlights work of Oregon AmeriCorps member

An AmeriCorps member serving in Portland has landed in the New York Times for helping students create an animated poetry project.

Taylor Neitzke, education and outreach coordinator at Hollywood Theatre in Portland, did an animated poetry project with youth at Open Meadow Alternative School and the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home. The New York Times has featured it on its website for National Poetry Month. Click here to see it (scroll down to “Where We’re From; Origins,” which is about one-fourth of the way down the page.)

Read more: NYTimes highlights work of Oregon AmeriCorps member

Posted on April 21

More press coverage of Governor's Volunteer Awards winners

We've seen ever more media coverage of our winners of this year's Governor's Volunteer Awards!

Since our last post, available here, newspapers and radio stations have been busy reporting on our winners, who will receive their awards this coming Thursday (April 24) at the Governor's Volunteer Awards Luncheon.

Full list of award winners and nominees

Here is some of the new coverage we’ve seen (please email Jared Paben, communications and events specialist at Oregon Volunteers, at [email protected] if you come across additional coverage):

Read more: More press coverage of Governor's Volunteer Awards winners

Posted on April 18

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