As part of its National Volunteer Week festivities, Serve Illinois will present 25 Illinoisans and five businesses with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award during a special reception at the Old State Capitol on April 18, 2018 at 1 p.m. The award recognizes volunteers and volunteer programs that have made a difference in Illinois and highlights the importance of volunteerism and community service. Governor Bruce Rauner has
proclaimed April 15-21, 2018 as National Volunteer Week in Illinois. This event is also a signature event of the
Illinois Bicentennial Commission.
“Now in its 200th year, Illinois is a state that was truly born, built, and grown with the spirit of volunteerism and community service,” said Governor Rauner. “The individuals and businesses we’re honoring make the lives of thousands better. We are honored to have the opportunity to highlight their service.”
The Commission received more than 130 nominations in six categories (adult, AmeriCorps, business, senior, Senior Corps, and youth) from the Commission’s five service regions across the state (East Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southern, and West Central). Commissioners reviewed the applications and selected 30 award winners.
Attention all Illinois non-profit staff, volunteers, board members, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, churches, social and civic service organizations, non-profit studies majors, and community servants: Please join us for a 25+ year community collaboration!
The goal of the Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference is to provide training and support to those who devote their time and energy to volunteering in their community. We bring quality training to your backyard to ensure you have the tools you need to succeed.