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    WE’VE MOVED…
Follow us at www.linchousing.org or www.lincvolunteers.org!
I look forward to continuing to provide cutting edge resources, current stories and inspiration to all those in the volunteer and volunteer management sector!
Ian Nevarez

    WE’VE MOVED…

    Follow us at www.linchousing.org or www.lincvolunteers.org!

    I look forward to continuing to provide cutting edge resources, current stories and inspiration to all those in the volunteer and volunteer management sector!

    Ian Nevarez

     
  2. A-Z Volunteer Management: Training & Technical Assistance

    A post that provides you with the online tools specific to volunteer management!


    National Service Knowledge Network

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    The National Service Knowledge Network is administered by ETR Associates, the knowledge management training and technical assistance provider to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

    The Knowledge Network is the national service hub for sharing training and technical assistance information among CNCS programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, VISTA, and NCCC. It is one of the sites managed by National Service Resources and Training staff, along with VISTA Campus and the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.

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    Support Volunteerism in the Philippines.


    Video Advocacy for Volunteerism

    Here is another great example of a short video advocating for volunteerism. It’s 30 seconds in length, has a clear message, low production cost (although getting a monkey in some locations may be a little trickier than others) and has a humorous tone. This video would be highly effective for recruitment on an organization’s website. My only critique is that as a viewer if I wanted to volunteer in the Philippines, where would I go to find opportunities. I think the video missed the opportunity to advertise a website at the end of the clip.

    - Ian

     
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    Global Youth Service Day celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.

    Global Youth Service Day celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.

     
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    National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplishour goals.
Sponsored by Points of Light, National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each subsequent year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. For more information visit www.pointsoflight.org.

    National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish
    our goals.

    Sponsored by Points of Light, National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each subsequent year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. For more information visit www.pointsoflight.org.

     
  6. REVISION: National Value of Volunteer Time in 2012

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    Each year, Independent Sector publishes their value of volunteer time. The estimation for 2012 was $22.14 per hour. This calculation is based on the average hourly earnings of workers on private, non-farm payroll plus fringe benefits. This information is useful in calculating an estimation of the financial impact a volunteer’s service has on an organization’s mission. This is an extremely important piece of data when considering the need for volunteer administrators to demonstrate to leadership the cost / benefit of allocating funds to support program operations. 

    Remember though the shortcomings of solely basing any volunteer programs’ contributions on this information alone. More information on this can be found on my 2012 post "Never Mind the Dollar Value of Volunteers".

     
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  8. To Hire…or Not to Hire Your Outstanding Volunteer?

    by Ian Nevarez, Volunteer Resource Manager | Consultant

    The issue of whether or not an organization should hire employees from their pool of volunteers requires several considerations. At first it seems like a no brainer. Why wouldn’t an agency jump at the opportunity to recognize and promote a loyal supporter, especially if they are well qualified? It helps ensure that institutional knowledge and talent stays in-house. There is also the added bonus that the prospective supervisor would already know the volunteer’s work-ethic and skill set, lowering the risk of hiring an unproven worker. What’s not to love!

    This situation though is riddled with logistical pitfalls and ethical dilemmas. 

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  9. Cause Awareness Video: VOAWW

    I love this cause awareness video. It conveys a clear need in the community and provides their agency’s solution to the challenge. But think about this video in terms of its production. It’s designed to show a few silent clips that convey powerful imagery, a moving background audio soundtrack from a MLK Jr. speech and one blank screen shot with a concise written message. This video is very effective. Great job VOAWW!

    - Ian

    voaww:

    Volunteers of America: Why we do what we do

     
  10. imageDr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’"

    Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

    The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.