We're kickstarting our return to in-person volunteer service with the launch of the AmeriCorps Core Values campaign.
After more than a year, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel for our nation and for our community. Our program has continued to operate throughout the pandemic in a limited capacity - prioritizing health and safety by promoting remote and virtual service activities, while requiring strict safety protocols for volunteers serving in person.
Based on data from the Washington Department of Health (DOH), the overall rate of COVID-19 vaccination for Spokane County is still underwhelming as of May 30, 2021 (35% of the total population vaccinated; 43% of the population 16+). But the numbers for people age 55+ are much more promising: statewide,* 58% of people age 50-64 are fully vaccinated, and 74% of people age 65+ are fully vaccinated. Based on these numbers, we are prepared to lift restrictions on volunteer service and resume normal operations within the next month.
Look for a BIG program update coming July 1, 2021. In the meantime, read on to learn how we're building momentum with the #WhatsAtYourCore campaign.
Every day, AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers put their values into action to make a difference in communities where the need for change is the greatest. The AmeriCorps Values campaign takes a closer look at individual members and volunteers, particularly the core values that led them to serve with AmeriCorps—values like equity, compassion, and hope. The campaign shows how service with AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors compounds these individual values into something bigger: real, meaningful change for communities across the United States.