Community Outreach is a key component of AYPN's mission: "... support community involvement and to promote an overall investment in the future of Arkansas." The Community Outreach committee's primary responsibility is to provide volunteer opportunities for AYPN members.
The mission of the Outreach Committee is to further AYPN's mission through charitable involvement. This committee selects the organization's philanthropic events. To submit your charity for consideration, complete this form and email it to Dustin Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Outreach Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, 6:00pm at Cajun's Wharf, 2400 Cantrell. All members are welcome to attend. For more information please contact email@example.com.
Upcomming Volunteer Opportunities
Juvenile Diabetes Research Gala
Saturday, April 12, 2008
5:00pm - 9:30pm
State House Convention Center
Number of Positions to be filled - 12
Super Silent Auction Table Host
"Selling" items that are part of the silent auction
Collect and turn in bid sheets upon completion of auction
AYPN is assisting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with it's annual fundraising gala, which raised over $300,000 last year. JDRF is the leading charitable fundraiser and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.16 billion to diabetes research, including more than $137 million in FY2007. In FY2007, the Foundation funded 700 centers, grants and fellowships in 20 countries.
MacArthur Park Cleanup
Saturday, April 26, 2008 9am-12pm
Sponsored by Little Rock Parks Department. Bring your gloves, rakes, and other favorite yard tools to help spruce up our city's first park. (Located at 9th and Commerce)
MacArthur Park 5K - "History on the Run"
Friday, May 9, 2008
Sunset 5K - beginning at 7p.m. (Packet pick-up from 5:30-6:45p.m.)
Join the MacArthur Park Group for the MacArthur Park 5K History on the Run. Runners/walkers will race through our historic downtown, beginning and ending at MacArthur Park. Refreshments and LIVE entertainment at finish line directly following the race.
Registration is $25 in advance online, or $35 in person on race day. Race day registration is from 5:30 - 6:30 pm; packet pick up is from 5:30-6:45 pm. T-shirts given to all registered participants.
5k starts at 7:00 pm central time.
CLICK HERE for more info or to register.
If you would like to receive notifications regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Win Rockefeller Volunteer of the Year Award
Each year the AYPN member that has accumulated the most AYPN volunteer hours will receive this prestigious award. This member will have made a signifcant contribution to the community by giving of his/her time and talents. To recognize this exceptional effort, an award and plaque will be presented at the annual AYPN Leadership Summit in the fall.
Community Outreach Leadership