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Nominate Illinois Volunteers for the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards

Jonathan LongThink of that person that never stops helping. They are the one that alwasy raises their hand ​to volunteer first, and they are the one who has made Illinois a better place to live and work. We want to recognize them for their service to all of us!

Serve Illinois is now accepting applications for the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards. The awards recognize individual volunteers and businesses each year to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the State of Illinois. We are looking for youth, adult, senior, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and businesses nominations. Every nominee will receive a letter and a certificate. Winners will receive their awards in April in Springfield.

Nominations are due February 16th. Don't miss your chance to thank a person who makes a difference every day!

Join Us in Chicago for the 2018 North Central National Service Training Conference!


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Serve Illinois is proud to be the host of this year's North ​Central National Service Training Conf​erence. In partnership with America's Service Commissio​ns and Service Year, we will bring together national service partners from 14 states to offer training, strategic collaboration, and inspiration.


Registration is now open until February 26 or capacity​ is reached. Join us at the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago on March 19-21!


 Volunteer of the Week

Karran Robinson

Karran RobinsonKarran is a tutor at 21st Century After School Program through his AmeriCorps placement at Urban League in Springfield. Karran works with elementary school aged children at Lee School. There he tutors and mentors youth, helping them with homework and reading. He also has taught many of the youth how to play basketball and acts as a role model that they can trust. When asked what impact volunteering has had on his life, Karran responded “These kids really help me out more than I help them out.” He also says that the kids have taught him patience which has really helped him in school

Karran is working on getting his Associates in Arts - Music and Audio Production from Lincoln Land Community College. Karran says that he really enjoys his work because he understands the kids. He says that he grew up in a single parent household and that his mom pushed him to keep busy from an early age on. She enrolled him in multiple music programs throughout his childhood and got him involved in multiple community programs. He is thankful to her for that because it gave him multiple positive role models that helped guide him. He says that is what kept him out of trouble and has made him the man he is today. Now he is giving back by being a positive role model to the kids at 21st Century.

To learn more about volunteers like Karran or to nominate a volunteer visit Serve.illinois.gov/#VOTW

To learn more about AmeriCorps, visit AmeriCorps.gov.


 Upcoming Events

2/20/2018​ AmeriCorps PER Due in EGrAMS​​
3/11-17/2017​ AmeriCorps Week
3/19-21/2017​ National Service Regional Training The Drake

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