Archive for April, 2009

Effective Volunteer Program Management 101: A Training for Volunteer Management Professionals

When: May 5th & May 19th

Tuition:  $170.00

This two day series is designed to meet the special needs of volunteer program managers new to the field of volunteer management.  This is also a great ‘refresher’ course for more experience volunteer program managers. The seminar provides an overview of the essential components of successful volunteer programs, identifies resources for future development and provides great networking opportunities. Topics covered over the 2 day training:

  • Elements of Effective Volunteer Management
  • Developing effective job descriptions
  • Recruitment and marketing your program
  • Strategies for matching jobs and volunteers
  • Volunteer orientation and training
  • Supervisory skills
  • Volunteer Recognition

To view information about the trainings and to register, please follow this link: www.uwkc.org/nonprofit/training/calendar.asp

Limited partial scholarships are available for this training


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Do you have an outstanding volunteer? Someone who has made a difference? Someone deserving of a Jefferson Award? Then nominate them today! City Club is accepting nominations until April 30th. Just complete this downloadable PDF nomination form and mail or email it, with an explanatory letter, to CityClub, 1333 Fifth Avenue, Suite 24, Seattle, WA 98101-2600. Entries must be received by April 30.

The Jefferson Awards, sponsored annually by the American Institute for Public Service, honor ordinary people who do extraordinary things for others. Since 1976, when the program began here, people from all over Washington have earned Jefferson Award medallions.

You can nominate your local hero.

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Comcast Cares!

comcast20cares20logo2Here’s a great example of a company taking the initiative to moblize their employees and benefit the greater community. On April 25th Comcast, in partnership with Solid Ground, will be holding Comcast Cares Day at Magnusen Park in Seattle. 250 volunteers will work together to revitalize the transitional housing units for low income single mothers, youth, families with children, and single adults. They will be doing a variety of landscaping projects, painting interior and exterior buildings and painting murals to hang in the units among other service projects. To learn more about this event, visit the event’s Facebook page. Way to go Comcast!

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