Monday, April 7, 2008

April 2008- Events and Non Profit of the Month

List of Events in April 2008

April is National Child Abuse Month – Children’s Recovery Center
April 1st: Surfrider Meeting (find out where meeting is)
April 8th: Earth Day at Myrtle Beach State Park – Surfrider
April 17th: 5th Annual Sweetie Pie Beauty Pageant (Grand Strand Humane Society)
April 19th: Earth Day Music Fest (Wellness Council, Surfrider, Habitat for Humanity, Global Awareness Project)
April 26th: Dining with Friends at the Old Train Depot (Careteam, Inc.)
April 27th-May 3rd: National Volunteer Week (Srep Up!)
April 29th: “What’s Your Cultural Vision” art show at Club 2001: Global Awareness Project April 29th from 7:00-10:00pm at Club 2001.

GAP's Non Profit for April 2008: Step Up!
Mission Statement:
Step Up! a community volunteer center will mobilize the citizens of Horry County and the broader coastal community to meet critical needs through volunteer service, increasing civic engagement. Our goal is to encourage people to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of those around them by contributing their time and efforts to worthwhile, direct service experiences in partnership with over 100 non-profit community-based agencies.
Step Up!, Volunteer Center provides people with easy access to a wide variety of opportunities to their community through civic service.

For example, Step Up!:
-Connects people with volunteer opportunities doing centralized recruitment and referral of volunteers through individual interviews, directories, searchable database listings and more;
-Manage or promote, community-wide service events such as National Volunteer Week, Family Volunteer Day, or large-scale community volunteer events;
-Design programs targeted for special populations of volunteers, including families, youth, seniors, employees, students, or court-referred volunteers;
-Involve volunteers in ongoing direct service volunteer programs of the Volunteer Center itself, such as mentoring or tutoring programs; and
-Promote episodic and short-term volunteer opportunities through monthly project calendars, web site, volunteer clubs, and the like.

Contact Information:
Step Up! a community volunteer network 2431 Hwy 501 Conway, SC 29528 PO Box 261954 Conway, SC 29528, (843) 349-6488 office (843) 349-6495 fax

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