National Volunteer Week

Tue, April 23, 2013 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

It’s National Volunteer Week!  Volunteers…we can’t do our jobs without them.  Our organizations live and die by them.  Think about putting on a walk or a gala or even a social gathering without volunteers.  Think of your board.  Yes – your board!  They are volunteers who take on the responsibility of your organization’s well-being.  And they are volunteers.

The worst feeling ever…having someone contact you and say “I want to volunteer” and you don’t have a plan!  Why not check out Jennifer Bennett’s (VolunteerMatch) DSAIA webinar entitled “New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit”.  For walk-related volunteer issues, watch our "Volunteer Power:  Walk the Walk" webinar featuring Jawanda Mast. 

And of course, you will find lots of great resources (including volunteer applications, job descriptions, etc.) in the DSAIA Repository every day!  Don’t wait to see what great volunteer resources are there.  (And if your organization has some to share, send them our way today!!!)

Thanks to Wild Apricot for some great resources I can share with you this week: 

Tips for Appreciating An Essential Resource – Your Volunteers - which offers insight and ideas for volunteer recognition.

For help with year-round volunteer appreciation planning, you can have a look at the recently launched – Volunteer Appreciation Guide.

And before I finish, thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that make DSAIA work on a daily basis.  Without our board members, our committee members and our conference volunteers, we could not provide the amazing resources and services that we do.  Now, go thank a volunteer!

I want to tell you what WONDERFUL time I had at the conference. I learned so much and came away with lots of ideas for our organization. -Barb Waddle, The Upside of Downs of Northeast Ohio


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