1. Alumni of the Month: Chris Rogers

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    Name: Chris Rogers AmeriCorps Member: 2013-2015, AmeriCorps VIP Statewide and Local Leader How did you decide to join AmeriCorps, and CalSERVES? I was working in a corporate job in San Diego, but I wanted a change. My wife and I moved up to Humboldt, and I was looking for a...
  2. A Vision Towards the Future

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    I decided to join VIP again because I wanted to be an inspiration for my future son. For once in my life I was no longer wondering what it was that I wanted to do next.  My career path has changed about as often as the weather, and the VIP program...
  3. Great Stories from VIP

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    Volunteers are some of the most passionate people in our communities. Our communities are continually changed through their service – and the volunteer’s lives are often changed for the better as well. As our VIP Fellows develop volunteer systems at their partner sites, they work to develop systems of feedback...
  4. Volunteer Success with AmeriCorps

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    A team of CalSERVES AmeriCorps members from across the After School, VIP, and CalPREP programs teamed up on Make A Difference Day, and partook in an eagerly anticipated milestone for one of our local nonprofit partners.  On this day, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa held the grand...
  5. Hundreds of CalSERVES AmeriCorps Members from Across California Gear Up for Our Annual Conference

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     In the last month, hundreds of AmeriCorps members across our Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP), CalPREP, and After School programs have taken the first big step into their yearlong AmeriCorps pledge by immersing themselves in service. Our members serve in diverse capacities across California, from building capacity of nonprofits behind the...
  6. Join the AmeriCorps Team!

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    CalSERVES recruitment is in high gear for the 2013-2014 school year! We have all kinds of positions (hands on with kids, leadership roles, volunteer programs), and different schedules (full-time or part-time). There are plenty of ways to be involved and serve the community! AmeriCorps Service Scholars Service Scholars serve part...
  7. A Valuable Volunteer

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    Volunteer Christina Strong works with students at Kawana Elementary. Kawana Elementary has been honored with an exceptionally devout volunteer in Christina Strong. Aspiring to become a teacher one day, Christina brings a steadfast approach to the CalSERVES after-school program. Her experience continues to be an important stepping-stone in moving forward...
  8. CalSERVES VIP Doing Great Things!

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    The CalSERVES Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) is doing amazing things throughout the state of California. To read more about this project and how they are impacting the State of California, visit the CalSERVES website, www.calserves.org and read more about CalSERVES VIP!
  9. CalSERVES Blogs

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    Did you know that there are 3 CalSERVES blogs? Come check them out!CalSERVES Volunteer Infrastructure Project This blog features the work done by AmeriCorps VIP members all over the state of California. The blog includes tips and ideas for recruiting and supporting volunteers, making a difference in the community, and...
  10. Volunteers Make All the Difference

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    Christina, CalSERVES Volunteer at Wright This is my first year working with CalSERVES as a VIP Fellow. Coming into this position I knew that it was my responsibility to bring extra help into our classrooms. With this in mind, I worked under the assumption that people would come and go,...