Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014
A national day of service will be coming up quick after the holidays. MLK Day will be celebrated on January 20, 2014.
People across the country will use the day to serve their community to fulfill the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Last year the Volunteer Center of Story County engaged 150 volunteers in a variety of service projects. This year we are hoping to get 200 residents in Story County volunteering. Sign up will be available here soon.
Service sites will include: ACCESS, ERP, Ballard Community Clothes Pantry, Food at First and making felt hats and scarves to donate to area shelters.
The service projects will be followed by a community celebration at the Ames Middle School.
DOVIA of Story County
DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) is a network of volunteer managers offering professional development and networking opportunities.
The Story County Chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month noon-one at the Youth and Shelter Services Jacobson Building on 5th Street. We discuss various topics related to volunteer management such as: volunteer recruitment, recognition and the importance of background checks.
This group provides volunteer managers the opportunity to network and learn from each other. More information can be found here.