Date: 1/11/2017
Information Contact 1: Renee Bade : (208) 332-3578, ext. 4061 : 

Deputy Director of Senior Corps to Speak at Serve Idaho Conference

Erin McGrath, the deputy director of Senior Corps, will speak at the 17th Annual Serve Idaho Conference on Feb. 15 at Boise State University’s Student Union Building in the Jordan Ballroom. The theme for this year’s conference is “Volunteering Across Generations: Effectively Leveraging the Time Talents and Treasures of Older Adults.” 

The conference, sponsored by State Farm Insurance in conjunction with Serve Idaho, will feature speakers from across the region and will focus on generational differences and strategies to engage older adults.

“Idahoans have a passion for volunteering, with Idaho ranking fifth in the country for their commitment of service to their neighbors and community,” said Kara Brascia, chair of the Serve Idaho Conference. “The conference provides an excellent opportunity for nonprofits to learn about civic engagement techniques and strategies.”

The cost for the one-day conference is $75 and includes lunch. Registration is currently open and is available to the general public. Registration and the full schedule with session details can be found at

Featured speakers also include Nora Carpenter, CEO of the Treasure Valley United Way; Cathy McDougall, AARP associate state director for Community Outreach; and Sarah Toevs with Boise State University. 

Scholarships for the conference are available on a limited basis. Students, Senior Corps members and VISTA members are eligible for the scholarships. The deadline for application is Jan. 17, 2017.



Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.



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