Volunteering in Rural Communities

Jun 3, 2011

This year at NCVS, session content is organized across a series of issue areas so that attendees can tailor their schedules to meet their learning and networking needs.

Check out a few sessions associated with

Rural Residents

CNCS Service in Indian Country

Monday, June 6, 2011 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Session ID: 5577

Speakers: Patrick Triano, Kathie Ferguson, Linda Schnee, Ron Lessard, Charles Davenport, Tracy Seabolt, Juliana Ko

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS5577

Indian Tribes and organizations that support Native American communities have been successfully drawing upon CNCS programs to meet community needs for more than 40 years.

Shaping Rural Communities through Innovative Partnerships

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Session ID: 5172

Speakers: T Allan Comp, Jenna Fehr, Adrian Uzunian

Twitter Hashtag: #ruralcommunitypartnerships

Learn how rural community/watershed organizations, with the assistance of Office of Surface Mining/AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteers, are partnering with government agencies and other like-minded organizations for on-the-ground impact in rural Appalachian and Rocky Mountain communities.

Participants will benefit from this model as a way of rethinking community and VISTA engagement in service to some of our nation’s most under-resourced and environmentally damaged communities.

Join in a discussion with OSM/VISTAs, agencies, and non-profits on existing and potential collaborations.

Location, Location, Location: Rural Realities for Teen Involvement

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session ID: 5353

Speaker: Harriett Edwards

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS5353

Realtors have always said that success is all about location.

This holds true for many young people and their families as they try to access services and programs from very rural communities.

This session will feature success stories used as case studies to help participants consider their own opportunities to overcome the challenges of rural locations.

Understanding the practical realities while also learning about resources and options can help agencies better serve clients regardless of location.

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