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The application for the Governor's Hometown Awards is available!

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The Governor’s Hometown Awards program gives formal recognition to those that contributed to their community’s quality of life via projects that have strong volunteer support, met a need, and made a definitive impact in calendar year 2017!

Interested groups can find the application, along with the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and instructions here.

Join us at the Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference
June 27 - Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation in Springfield, IL

CIVC LogoPlease join us for CIVC 2018! This will be a day of learning, sharing ideas, and networking with volunteer managers from dozens of organizations. You won't want to miss this chance to become energized with new ideas to help strengthen your volunteer program.

The goal of the Central Illinois Volunte​​erism Conferenc​e is to provid​​e training and support to those who devote their time and energy to volunteering in their community. The day will include several keynote speakers as well as sessions including: preventing burnout, improving diversity, and strengthening volunteer recognition.


 Volunteer of the Week

Barb Higdon

Barb HigdonBarb Higdon has been a member of Dove Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Macon County for more than 17 years. Barb has served at more than 15 different stations in her community. From feeding the hungry to delivering Meals on Wheels with her husband Jim to serving at her church Barb is a strong supporter of her community. She has served more than 9500 hours in the Decatur community and shows no signs of slowing down. Oftentimes you can find Barb and her husband Jim serving together for various events such as mailings, fundraising activities or serving on local councils and boards. Sharing her time, experience, and talent with many nonprofit agencies in the community.

Barb is very humble. She happily puts the needs of others before her own. She has a very calm and loving nature that can make you feel at home immediately. She allows people to tell their story and really takes the time to listen and learn their needs. She ensures each person she encounters feels love and warmth, never rushing anyone. Barb honors everyone she meets with the respect and dignity all humans should enjoy.

Dove RSVP stated that they are proud to have Barb as one of their faithful members and are thankful for everything she does in our community.

 Upcoming Events

6/20/2018​ AmeriCorps PER Due in EGrAMS
6/27/2018​ Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference ​Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation
7/17-19/2018​ AmeriCorps Program Director Training ​Springfield

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