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​​​Join us at the Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference
Mt. Vernon, IL - April 7th, 2016
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SIVC LogoThe Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference (SIVC) will return to Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn on April 7, and early bird registration of only $35 is available now at

The 2016 conference, Lighting the Way for Service and Success, will feature a full day of professional development and end with a keynote address by speaker Jeff McGoy, Assistant Dean of Students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

The SIVC is intended to provide capacity-building training opportunities to enhance the skills of volunteer leaders and managers in the public, private, and particularly nonprofit, sectors and to provide professional development workshops for volunteers themselves. Ideal attendees include nonprofit directors and employees, board members, business and community leaders, students interested in the nonprofit sector, and of course, volunteers.

Cost to attend the conference is $35 before March 7. Then cost increases to $40. For more information or to register, visit


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Volunteer of the Week

Josh Spencer

Josh SpencerJosh discovered the need for children and their families with long-term stays in local hospitals to have a sense of normalcy during the holidays. Many are restricted to the hospital environment during these specials days, so Josh set out to fill this need. In doing so he discovered the Holiday Heroes foundation. They are an organization that strives to meet this need for children, but had been struggling to do so. Josh became a member of the board and helped the organization grow. His impact on the organization is described as “nothing short of incredible”. Thanks to his efforts Josh has helped make it possible for HHF to grow vastly with members and volunteers. He has well increased the staff, events, and financing of the organization. In doing so he has strengthened the foundations ties to the community, and his impact has made it possible for the Holiday Heroes to continue serving children for years to come.

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