Arizona’s only statewide event dedicated to deepening, elevating, and supporting the state’s extensive community of volunteer and service-learning leaders and programs, the Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Service-Learning allows individuals and groups to further develop and foster their skills to better serve Arizona’s community needs through a collaborative effort.
The Summit consists of two full days of engaging plenary speakers, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities designed to inspire, energize and mobilize volunteer leaders and service-learning practitioners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Led by a dedicated group of volunteer and service-learning leaders who collaborate to organize this annual, statewide event in conjunction with many local and national partners, the Summit provides the opportunities for individuals and groups to further develop and foster their skills to better serve Arizona’s real community needs through collaborative efforts.
Last year, the Summit was attended by over had 630 volunteer and service-learning leaders, representing 53 communities and 253 organizations throughout the state. Summit attendance has grown an average of 40% per year for the last four years!
Since the beginning, the Summit has also awarded over $27,000 in grants to participants over the last four years, allowing attendees the opportunity to put into practice what they’ve learned at the Summit and create volunteer and service-learning projects in their own communities.
The fifth annual Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Service-Learning will occur December 5 – 6, 2014 at the Arizona State University, West Campus in Glendale, Arizona.
Request for Proposal
December 5 & 6, 2014
ASU West Campus, Glendale
- Are you an expert in the field of volunteerism or service-learning?
- Are you a Volunteer Manager with great resources to share with others in your field?
- Do you have expertise in a specific area of volunteer program administration or development?
- Does your school or community organization have a current or previous year project it would like to present in the Community Service Showcase?
- Do you have a product and/or services to display in the Exhibit Hall?
The Summit has three opportunities for you to participate: the Summit seeks proposals for Workshop Presenters, the Exhibit Hall, and the Community Service Showcase.
The Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Service-Learning allows individuals and groups to further develop and foster their skills to better serve Arizona’s community needs through a collaborative effort. In 2013, the Summit was attended by over 600 community leaders, educators, young people, businesses/corporations, foundations, and other professionals. Our vision is to build a better Arizona through volunteerism and service-learning.
Workshop Presenter Request for Proposal
Proposals are sought that will engage volunteers, volunteer managers, service-learning practitioners, public and private educational institutions, youth groups, government agencies, non-profits, youth groups, community and faith-based groups, National Service Members, citizen corps groups, service clubs, corporation and business leaders in preparing for a new age of volunteerism and service-learning in our communities. Workshops will be 75 or 90 minutes long and attended by 30-70 conference participants.
Please click the link for additional information and to complete the Workshop RFP; deadline for submission is July 15th.
Workshop Request for Proposal
Exhibit Hall Request for Proposal
The Summit seeks exhibitor proposals that will share information and provide opportunities for Summit Participants. Attendees are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities and agencies, service-learning tools and professional development, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and corporations that promote community involvement. Exhibitors will table throughout the event in the Exhibit Hall, conveniently located near the main ballroom.
Please click the link for additional information and to complete the Exhibit Hall RFP; deadline for submission is September 1st.
Community Service Showcase Presenter Request for Proposal
The Summit is seeking groups that want to share their project(s) and information with the Summit community as part of the Community Service Showcase in the Exhibit Hall. Showcase your project for the volunteer and service-learning communities to network, gather ideas, learn from and develop appreciation for what your group is doing. Please note: If your interest is to market, recruit, and/or sell your product(s), please see the Exhibit Hall RFP.
Please click the link for additional information and to complete the Community Service Showcase RFP; deadline for submission is September 1st.
Community Service Showcase Request for Proposal
- Arizona 4-H Youth Development
- Arizona Department of Education-Service Learning
- ADE, Service-Learning Arizona
- Arizona 211
- Arizona AmeriCorps
- Arizona Statewide Citizen Corps Council
- Arizona Development Disabilities Planning Council
- Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism
- Arizona Governor’s Youth Commission
- Arizona Serves
- ASU, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
- Association for Volunteer Administrators of
- Central Arizona (AVACA)
- Central Arizona College
- City of Flagstaff
- Cochise College
- Environarts, Inc.
- Mesa Community College (MCC)