National Service and Inclusion Project

Inclusion: The active engagement of people with disabilities as service members in all levels of national and community service

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National Service Inclusion Project Webconferences

Each month, the National Service Inclusion Project organizes a webconference covering an important issue in national service inclusion. Sessions are open to anyone who is interested.

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NSIP Webinar Announcements:

1. Exploring Episodic Service as a Viable Outreach and Recruitment Option to Build Interest in National Service

Date: March 14th, 2013

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST (2:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Mountain, 12:00 PM Pacific)

Many individuals want to learn more about service before making a long-term commitment. Incorporating episodic volunteer and service assignments allows programs to engage new populations of individuals, including Veterans and people with disabilities, in service assignments. The presentation, hosted by the National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) will include information on identifying who episodic volunteers are and how they can take part in your organization. The session will also focus on developing a plan to recruit episodic volunteers from new populations and integrating and supporting episodic volunteers in your organization.

Here is an overview of the topics during the presentation:

  1. Overview of episodic volunteering, including what these volunteers do, who they help, and why organizations should take them seriously.
  2. Review a process for building the infrastructure to recruit and support episodic volunteers.
  3. Case study discussion examples of implementing this process and address potential opportunities and challenges for organizations getting started with episodic participants.
  4. Action planning.

To register for this event, please submit your information to us by 12:00 PM EST on Wednesday, March 13th through the following link:

2. Mission Possible: Working Collaboratively and Building Relationships with Military Groups

Date: March 21st, 2013

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST (2:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Mountain, 12:00 PM Pacific)

How do we recruit our Wounded Warriors and Veterans to volunteer and serve in national service? Developing a partnership with military groups, sometimes challenging, is the effective route to go.

In order to build these effective partnerships, the National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) presents "Mission Possible: Working Collaboratively and Building Relationships with Military Groups." Over the course of this presentation, participants will learn concrete, usable strategies to "get your foot in the door" at a military organization, discuss specific strategies to maintain partnerships with military groups and answering "What's in it for us," how to address and include veterans with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and more.

Here is an overview of the presentation topics:

  1. Overview of the national movement to engage veterans and families in national service and volunteerism.
  2. Introduction to Operation ABLE Community (OAC).
  3. Perspectives from Military, Wounded Warriors Transition Unit staff and Veterans.
  4. Open discussion of best practices and experiences engaging veterans and families.
  5. Action planning.

To register for this event, please submit your information to us by 12:00 PM EST on Wednesday, March 20th through the following link:

To learn more about these opportunities or recommend future topics, please email or call 1.888.491.0326 (voice/TTY). You can also email NSIP to join the webconference updates list and receive notice of upcoming conference topics. (If you join this list, your address will not be used for any other purpose.)

*CART service provides instantaneous translation of the speech text using real-time software. Teleconference participants receive caption services over the web. This is an accommodation we provide to participants who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

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©The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is a training and technical assistance provider on disability inclusion, under a cooperative agreement (#08TAHMA001) from Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). NSIP partners with the Association on University Centers on Disability, National Council on Independent Living, Association on Higher Education and Disability and National Down Syndrome Congress to build connections between disability organizations and all CNCS grantees, including national directs, to increase the participation of people with disabilities in national service.