Free forums to discuss the impact of volunteers throughout Nevada 

RENO, Nev. – Volunteerism is a key factor to a community’s well-being. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is partnering with Nevada Volunteers to host a free forum in Mesquite on May 5 at the Eureka Casino and Resort from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m.

The forum is co-hosted by the Eureka Community Initiative and the Mesquite Opportunities Regional Fund (MORF).

The forum is an opportunity to hear from members of the community about what makes service and volunteerism work and what can be done to foster greater impact. Members of businesses, faith-based groups, municipal agencies, schools and colleges, nonprofit organizations and civic organizations, along with other volunteers, are encouraged to attend.

“These forums are a way for people in local communities to talk about how volunteering and service are working. Whether as a civic organization, a church, a nonprofit or business perspective, all are important perspectives,” Nevada Volunteers Strategic Initiatives Manager Janet Wright said. “We want to better understand not only what is working, but what might make it easier to create more partnerships and engagement. We want to find the passions and hopes people have for making a difference in their communities.”

Those wishing to attend the free forum can register online at

Participants will learn more about the good works and partnerships happening in their communities; hear about resources, recent data, new ideas and leading practices; provide input that will shape Nevada’s volunteer and service resource network; and showcase engagement and inspire others.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is the College of the University of Nevada, Reno that is engaged in every Nevada county, presenting research-based knowledge to address critical community needs. It is a county-state-federal partnership providing practical education to people, businesses and communities. For more information on its programs, visit