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MAY 2017 HIGHLIGHT: SUE LEE

Q&A with Sue Lee

Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator, Five Acres

 

Where are you currently working and how long have you been managing volunteers?

I am currently working at Five Acres Boys and Girls Aid Society in Altadena, CA. I have been managing volunteers since January of this year!

How were you introduced to DOVIA-LA and what do you enjoy about the group?

I was introduced to DOVIA-LA through the previous Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator and our CAO, Jennifer Berger. Jennifer really encouraged me to join.

Do you have any tips for …

SCAN is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator!

SCAN is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator!

Volunteer Coordinator – Health & Wellness Center

Full-time
Ventura

About SCAN

Our mission is simple: Keeping Seniors Healthy and Independent–that’s been our mission for almost 40 years. Rated as one of the top Medicare Advantage plans in California, SCAN Health Plan employees are passionate about what they do. Understanding that success is based on achieving the mission, SCAN employees are afforded with the training and tools necessary to do their jobs and they are rewarded for their efforts and recognized as experts in their fields. Ask anyone who works …

March 2017 Member Highlight: Kate Ekman

March 2017 Member Highlight: Kate Ekman

Q&A with Kate Ekman

Purpose & Engagement Coordinator, Beach Cities Health District

 

Where are you currently working and how long have you been managing volunteers?

I’ve been managing volunteers since I was at university, where I became president of our campus environmental club. We did a lot of great projects including creating a lasting legacy by doing native-species tree plantings. I also lead the Chicago chapter of a national coalition of LGBTQ volunteers called Pride at Work, and we were a part of the push …

5 Tips to Build Volunteer Loyalty

5 Tips to Build Volunteer Loyalty

Just because you successfully attract volunteers to your organization doesn’t mean you’ll keep them. Here are five effective tips to maintain great relationships with your volunteers by building loyalty. Read the whole article on VolunteerMatch HERE.

Volunteer Management Progress Report Survey

Volunteer Management Progress Report Survey

Add Your Voice to the 2016 Volunteer Management Progress Survey & Report

If you manage volunteers or lead a volunteer program or organization (as a volunteer or paid staff), don’t miss your chance to take the Volunteer Management Progress Survey and be the first to learn the results.

This “state of the industry” survey includes questions related to volunteer management practices, challenges, and needs. Researchers hope to paint a more complete picture of today’s volunteer management pros while taking into account their organizational characteristics, resources, locations, etc.

Curious about …

One-stop shop for background checks

One-stop shop for background checks

At Education Day, the question of how to screen volunteers and how to absorb the cost. CalNonprofits (http://www.calnonprofits.org/) has a great resource for members.

In the nonprofit community we want to assume that everyone looking to work for or with our organization is well-intentioned and trustworthy. But it’s usually a good idea — and sometimes a legal requirement — to conduct background checks in order to make good hiring decisions and mitigate the risk of lawsuits and claims against the organization.

Choosing the right background check provider …