Nevada Power’s EVC

Daily Point of Light # 3250 Jul 20, 2006

From the nominator:

“Nevada Power's Employee Volunteer Council (EVC), formed in 1996, spearheads community involvement by coordinating year-round volunteer activities, supporting the employee volunteer program, and communicating information about volunteerism. This nine-member Council consists of employees from diverse backgrounds who evaluate company-wide volunteer opportunities. The Employee Volunteer program makes the connection with community organizations and works out the logistics so those employees can start to help. Our EVC serves employees who want to get involved in their communities by matching them with a specific organization that meets their interests, addressing community needs through the help of employees and their families. We support endeavors that are vital to the public's welfare and important to community's vitality. The program is ultimately creating change – in our communities, and the lives of our employees. The EVC members serve as dedicated volunteer staff to increase employee morale, promote team building, and build stronger relationships with the community. They prepare an annual plan to lead a network of more than 1,800 employees to promote volunteerism throughout the company. Their program unites employees throughout the company for community service, recruiting and developing volunteer teams, helping multiply volunteer opportunities available to employees. These teams provide a ready group of volunteers to be tapped for projects.”