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Identifying Skill Based Volunteer Needs
November 20, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Skills based volunteering is a strategic type of volunteerism that has a significant impact and can strengthen the organizations programs, operations and services. There is an art to connecting a volunteer with the right skills to the project that is the best fit, in order for your agency to obtain the maximum benefit.
The discussion will be led by Gyasi Parker-Ross, Director of Programs at LA Works.
When: Friday, November 20th 9:30am-12pm
Gyasi Parker-Ross, Director of Programs with LA Works
Gyasi (Jah-C) got his start in volunteerism with HandsOn Bay Area in 2009 where he served as an AmeriCorps VISTA and Corporate Project Leader. As a VISTA, he planned and led HOBA’s largest day of community service —Be the Change Day— which brings over 1,000 volunteers to several different communities around the Bay Area.
After his term of service as a VISTA, he spent two and half years with The Mosaic Project as their Youth Leadership Project Director. There, he established a skilled volunteer infrastructure which created a sustainable youth program for their Oakland office.
Gyasi is currently Director of Programs with L.A. Works were he oversees a pool of 25,000 community volunteers and manages their Service Enterprise Initiative to transform nonprofits trying to establish stronger volunteer programs. He’s a San Francisco State University graduate with a deep passion for giving back and creating opportunities for others.