UNLVolunteers creates a fun, social atmosphere for students to plan and participate in service projects that benefit our community.
The mission of UNLVolunteers is to encourage civic engagement and positive social change by providing and promoting meaningful service opportunities and service-learning experiences for UNLV students, faculty, and staff. UNLVolunteers plans programs centered on the following impact areas: Hunger and Homelessness, Education and Youth, Environment, Health, and General Programs (since not every service program fall under the other four areas).
Service projects planned by UNLVolunteers:
UNLVolunteers is free to join at any time during the semester and no membership application is required! Interested? Come to a general meeting to meet new people, learn about upcoming events, and participate in a small service project.
Fall 2015 Meeting Dates
- Tuesday, Sept. 1
- Monday, Oct. 5
- Monday, Nov. 2
- Tuesday, Dec. 1
All meetings are from 4-5:30 p.m. in the SU Green Room (1st floor by the elevators). If you’re new to UNLVolunteers, come at 4! We’ll do a presentation about who we are, what we do, upcoming events, and how to sign up. If you’ve volunteered with us before, come at 4:30! We’ll have service projects, food, and fun times.
Impact Area Coordinator
UNLVolunteer programs are driven by five coordinators who lead the planning of events based on their positions. The executive board is selected through an application and interview process, and they hold their positions from April until May of the next year.
There are five impact areas:
- Hunger and Homelessness
- Youth and Education
Want to apply? Applications are open now until Sunday, May 3rd:
Alternative Break Executive Board
The Alternative Break Executive Board helps plan trip destinations, topics, and service projects. The E-Board works over the summer. If you want to help brainstorm ideas and contact non-profits in regional locations to arrange trips, let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Alternative Break Site Leader
Alternative Break Site Leaders have the following responsibilities:
- Previously going on an Alternative Break.
- Committing to site leader training in the fall.
- Developing a reflection curriculum and facilitating it on the trip.
- Researching a social justice issue prior to the trip, keeping in mind that site leaders do not have to be experts on the issue.
- Creating an inclusive trip environment.
- Leading pre-trip meetings with participants (1 for weekend trips, 3 for weeklong trips).
- Attending 1:1 meetings to check in with the program coordinator on planning progress.
- Spending 1-3 hours per week planning trip, utilizing UNLVolunteers office space.
- Maintaining above a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
- Staying in good standing with the university.
- Upholding the program values of Alternative Breaks.
Applications and interviews will open in Fall 2015. If you are interested or have questions, email email@example.com.