Membership and Community Outreach Committee:
After the NASW-NV Chapter Community Outreach Volunteer Project (COVP)’s flyer was shared with students, we had several volunteers. In November, I communicated with the agencies to learn more about the following steps and contacted the volunteers to navigate them. Also, I made site visits with Las Vegas Rescue Mission and Hope Link.
The COVP is an essential project to give back to our community as social workers. Non-profit organizations play a huge part in our society by serving services to people who are in need. And volunteers are the backbone of non-profit organizations. Therefore, we are aiming to make COVP sustainable for years. In light of this goal, In order to determine the feasibility of continuing the COVP, the NASW-NV Chapter Agency Field Instructor Sandra Abdullah and I created two surveys, one for volunteers and one for the agencies, and eblast them.
Additionally, I participated in one of Sandra Abdullah’s presentations she gave to BSW students at UNLV. I saw that BSW students did not know anything about the NASW. However, during the presentation, they became interested in learning more about the NASW. Also, I provided information about COVP to them. Most of them showed interest in volunteering in the COVP.
Lastly, I attended the NASW-NV Chapter Racial Equity and Membership and Community Outreach Committee's meeting as an observer. I saw how excellent and passionate women are productive and have inspiring ideas about creating projects. We talked about how we could make a place for the BIPOC students to speak and share their problems, feelings, and experiences. We discussed things that we could do for the BIPOC community.