Serve Idaho's 12th annual Serve Idaho Conference on Service and Volunteerism.
February 22-24, at Red Lion Templin's Hotel, Post Falls
Hosted by Serve Idaho - Governor's Commission on Service & Volunteerism in partnership with Idaho Department of Labor, State of Idaho Department of Education and State Farm
- Learned best practices, strategies and new ways of doing business from the state's best thinkers and practitioners of service and volunteering
- Connected with peers, experts and leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors
- Were inspired by dynamic speakers and stimulating forums, workshops and panel discussions and keynote speakers
- Made an impact by participating in service projects and engaging with local community
Keynote speakers in 2012 included:
Cathryn Berger Kaye
Author and international service learning consultant
CEO and founder of KaBOOM!
Author of A Country Called Home
Winner of the 2009 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction
On Thursday February 23, 2012, conference attendees participated in a variety of service projects throughout Post Falls.
This year's service projects include:
Project Linus –– Located at Red Lion Templin’s Hotel in the Blue Heron Conference Room. Get Creative! Volunteers will be helping to make fleece blankets, cards for the kids who will receive the blankets and miscellaneous other items to help Project Linus carry out their mission.
St. Lukes Children’s Hospital (Learn and Serve Idaho) –– Located at Red Lion Templin’s Hotel in the Merganser Conference Room. Brighten a Childs Day! Volunteers will be making worry dolls for kids at St. Lukes Children’s Hospital.
Q’emilin Park –– Located at 12201 W. Parkway Dr Post Falls. Grab your Gloves! Volunteers will be doing park cleanup as long as there is no snow on the ground. If there is snow on the ground volunteers will be repairing and painting the restroom facilities.
Operation: Military Kids
Post Falls City Hall –– Located at 408 N Spokane St. Post Falls. Roll up your Sleeves! Volunteers will be taking down the holiday lights around City Hall, checking the lights to make sure they are working and then packing them up for storage.
--Serve Idaho has partnered with Operation: Military Kids
to encourage the community to donate items and personal letters for "Hero Packs"
to be given to children up to age 16. We have backpacks waiting to be filled with small items and letters of support for kids!
We will be accepting items at the conference. Don't forget to write a letter for a child during the conference!
Here are a few ideas to consider:
Stuffed animals Hats & scarves Stickers Games
Journals Frisbees Gift cards Picture frames
Notepads Rulers Paints Yo-Yos
Postage stamps Magnets Coloring books Playing cards
Disposable cameras Books Flashlights Pens & pencils
CD’s & DVD’s Photo album Batteries Markers & crayons
Listed below are the 2012 Serve Idaho Conference sponsors. The generous contributions from these individuals and businesses make our conference possible. Please remember to support and thank them for their contribution to service and volunteerism in Idaho.