Monday, August 20, 2012

Volunteer Louisiana CommissionThey want to hear from you!
August 23, 2012: Volunteer Louisiana Listening Tour in Shreveport
From Volunteer Louisiana: 
 This summer, Volunteer Louisiana is hosting a statewide listening tour to ask citizens to evaluate volunteering and service in their communities. Volunteer Louisiana asks citizens in the Shreveport-Bossier area to join us in Shreveport on August 23 at the Municipal Auditorium at 705 Elvis Presley Ave. The event will be free and open to the public. While registration is not required, it will help us to plan to accommodate everyone planning to attend.
The comments made at this Listening Sessions will be used in the development of Volunteer Louisiana's three-year State Service plan to guide the state in designing programs and services to help communities and organizations as they engage citizens for greater impact.
"In these difficult economic times, the role of volunteers in our communities is taking on even greater importance," Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said. "As Volunteer Louisiana works to create the plan for state service, it is important to hear from as many citizens as possible about what volunteering and service look like locally."
"Everyone is important to this conversation," Chris Gorman, Volunteer Louisiana commission chairman said. "We hope that volunteers, nonprofits, board members, faith-based groups, universities, schools, neighborhood associations, grant makers, business leaders and elected officials will attend and share their views."
The meeting will be designed to inform and explore ideas and actions concerning service in Louisiana. The ultimate goal is to encourage community efforts and to identify additional avenues for service.
Those attending the event will be asked to share their views on topics such as the top social issues in their community that can be addressed through service and volunteering and how technology can be better utilized to engage service and volunteering among citizens.
About Volunteer Louisiana
Volunteer Louisiana was established as the Louisiana Serve Commission in the Office of the Lt. Governor in 1993 to foster and expand citizen service in Louisiana. Its mission is to build and sustain high-quality programs that meet the needs of Louisiana's citizens and to promote an ethic of service. In 2012, The Louisiana Serve Commission officially changed to Volunteer Louisiana.

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1 comment:

Debbie Buchanan Engle said...

So, after their deadly budget cuts to health & social services, community service groups, and non-profits, the Jindal Administration is now turning to volunteerism as the "feel-good" solution to our state's gutted service sector?

I'll keep volunteering on my own time; not Bobby Jindal's.

Irony: Jindal & his political friends have been using the term "Community Organizer" as a mean-spirited insult to President Obama for four years. What hypocrites!