Volunteers can be the catalyst to ensuring that community needs are met, yet many nonprofits lack the resources to adequately prepare for volunteer involvement. As a result, volunteers are often underutilized and can become discouraged by poorly managed opportunities. Use your professional skills to empower a nonprofit to fully harness the time and talent of much needed volunteers, by creating the nuts and bolts of an effective volunteer program.
The Volunteer Management Consulting (VMC) program is looking to connect professionals with nonprofit experience in the areas of volunteer management, human resources, fund development, nonprofit leadership and/or project management, to organizations needing to strengthen the ways in which they engage volunteers. Participants in the VMC program will be paired with another consultant and matched with a local nonprofit to assess and address key issues within the organization’s volunteer program. Consultants will volunteer a total of 25 hours over the course of 10 weeks (June – September). Some weekday availability is required, though much of the work will be completed remotely. Volunteer to make a fundamental difference in the way a nonprofit is able to recruit, engage and retain valuable volunteers!
The VMC program is made possible free of charge to local nonprofits thanks to a partnership between 501 Commons and Serve Washington, with funding from the Volunteer Generation Fund. To learn more about 501 Commons, or to become a VMC Member, please visit https://www.501commons.org/engage/about-the-service-corps or contact Stephanie Heffner at stephanieh@501Commons.org.
· July 2: Virtual Consultant Orientation
· July 16: Virtual Program Launch
· July 26: Goals & work plans due
· August 27: Virtual cohort check-in for consultants
· PROJECTS MUST BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 24th
· September 27: Final evaluations due
Volunteers can be the catalyst to ensuring that community needs are met, yet many nonprofits lack the resources to adequately prepare for volunteer involvement. As a result, volunteers are often underutilized and can become discouraged…