Launch of Arizona Inclusion NOW Video - Participate in Service and Volunteerism in Your Community

The Arizona Inclusion NOW project is excited to present our new video created to increase awareness and participation in service and volunteerism.  The speakers in the video include AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Vista alumni discussing how they were able to gain valuable experience working with their communities.

man who uses a wheelchair performing service fixing a bicycleArizona Inclusion NOW is a grant-funded project through the National Service Inclusion Project and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. The goal of Arizona Inclusion NOW is to improve recruitment of people with disabilities into National Service through targeted efforts in schools and the community and with national service programs.

Arizona Inclusion NOW and the Sonoran UCEDD are committed to helping individuals with disabilities – students, veterans, adults and seniors – gain valuable experience by service and volunteerism.  National service provides opportunities to address critical community needs through volunteering to help others. You can participate through AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Vista and SeniorCorps programs in our community.

Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Arizona Inclusion NOW through participation in community disability events and concerted efforts towards building collaborative relationships has promoted the participation of individuals with disabilities in AmeriCorps programs.

Hear from AmeriCorps members talking about the benefits of their experience while serving their community here:http://sonoranucedd.fcm.arizona.edu/AZinclusionNOW/Video

Please feel free to link to this video on your website.

If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in AmeriCorps, is in need of technical assistance, or for more information, please contact:
Stacey Hersch, MSW
Sonoran UCEDD
University of Arizona
PO Box 245052
1521 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-0442