Active Volunteers in Douglas has completed compilation of the contribution of its 27 member organizations. These organizations have more than 5,228 volunteers who contributed 327,823 hours of service to Douglas County communities in 2013. Based on the value of volunteer time determined by Independent Sector, that contribution has a value of at least $7,376,017.
What a rich resource we have in our volunteers. The members of AVID are: Boys & Girls Club of Northern Nevada, Community Emergency Response Team, Carson Valley Arts Council, Carson Valley Community Theatre, Carson Valley Medical Center, Carson Valley Food Closet, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Douglas Animal Welfare Group, Douglas County Back Pack Buddies, Douglas County Employment Development and Training Program, Douglas County Historical Society, Douglas County Public Library, Douglas County School District, Douglas County Senior Center, Douglas County Parks and Recreation, Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, ESL-In-Home Program of Northern Nevada, Family Support Council, Kids and Horses, Main Street Gardnerville, Medical Reserve Corps of Northern Nevada Health and Human Services, Minden-Tahoe Airport, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Partnership of Community Services, Tahoe Youth and Family Services, Special Advocates for Elderly, and Suicide Prevention Network.
The organizations’ purpose guides its programs: To promote, maintain and support volunteerism in all county communities and provide avenues for recognition and encouragement of volunteers. The AVID website is www.douglasvolunteers.org. All Douglas County nonprofits who use volunteers are invited to join. Contact Sgt. Pat Brooks (LPbrooks@co.douglas.nv.us) or Mary Ellen Conaway (firstname.lastname@example.org) for application form. Volunteers in all member organizations will be attending the annual AVID picnic Sept. 7.
Mary Ellen Conaway